Knowledge Base

The knowledge base is a free source of information both for supported employment and for disability / employment support generally. In addition to contributions from BASE and its member organisations, the knowledge base also acts as an archive for initiatives such as Valuing People Now.

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Format: 2020
Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Cerebra has produced this guide for practitioners working with disabled young people and their families, focusing on those young people aged between 16 and 25. It explains the legal and policy frameworks, for England and Wales, that are relevant to areas in which these young people and their families are likely to need support and advice as the young person enters adulthood. Its purpose is to help practitioners understand the relevant law and policy so that they can guide young disabled people through this transition to adulthood.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning, Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

This evaluation was commissioned at the start of the Employment Advisor (EA) pilot in 2009 and its aim was to test the proposition that the provision of integrated mental health and employment advice services would reduce the incidence of health related job loss, increase the likelihood of an earlier return to work following health related absence, and reduce the number of people accessing out of work benefits. The report shows that it did.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Policy
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

The aims of ‘Fulfilling Potential: Building Understanding’ are: * to provide an analysis of the current evidence on disability in the UK to inform the development of the next stage of work on Fulfilling Potential – the development of actions, outcomes and indicators * to inform public understanding and prompt debate about disability and the issues faced by disabled people * to raise awareness, drive a change in attitudes and support an increase in commitment to improving the lives of disabled people in the UK today The main document is structured in two parts:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice, Report

This report, published by the Work Foundation, looks at the employment experience of people who have schizophrenia.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity, Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Video clip

Inclusive Films produce custom-made films to help you build better lives for people with disabilities and disadvantage. The films are project based and often involve streaming the films on websites and producing DVDs for distribution. It’s Working in Dudley: this film tells the story of people with learning disabilities making a real success of paid work. Self Employment for People with Learning Disabilities: shows people working for themselves and succeeding with a variety of different business types.

Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The Canadian Government has published a report that identifies best employment practices and records the success stories of people with disabilities. Rethinking disAbility in the Private Sector is the report of the Panel on Labour Market Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities that was formed earlier this year. The panel was created to research on people with disabilities in the workplace to: * Focus on the best practices to giving people with disabilities employment opportunities * Explain how both individuals and businesses benefit from hiring people with disabilities

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report, Research

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has published an occasional paper on the business case for equality and diversity. The report considers the evidence for the business case for equality and diversity in private sector organisations. The aim is not to make the business case, but to assess the current evidence from academic journals and some key practitioner sources. Key Findings: * Studies appear to have found evidence that firms have reaped business benefits from equality & diversity, but not all firms in all contexts at all times.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance

This rough guide to personalisation is published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and gives a thorough overview of personalisation and connected issues.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Quality standards, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The new National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment are now available to download.

The standards cover the whole of the United Kingdom and were developed by LSIS, the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). BASE was closely involved with their development. The National Occupational Standards (NOS) provide the statements of skills and knowledge needed by the supported employment workforce.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

This report, produced by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) for the School for Social Care Research (SSCR), summarises the economic evidence around employment supports for disabled people (including those with mental health problems).

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