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: 2019
Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This House of Commons briefing paper examines UK policy and services for people with autism conditions.

It provides concise information, including references and links, on:

  • The nature of the condition
  • Government policies on autism in England
  • Relevant health and care services
  • Education policy
  • Employment policies
  • Welfare and benefits issues
  • The role of the criminal justice system
  • The situation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Web link

The Learning and Work Institute has published a new apprenticeships website offering guidance to employers

This toolkit is designed for employers that want to develop a more inclusive and accessible apprenticeship offer. It provides practical information, sources of support and inspirational case studies of employers who have benefited from hiring and supporting apprentices from a range of backgrounds.

www.employer-toolkit.org.uk

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

This Amertican research sought to examine whether individual placement and support (IPS) / supported employment is better than a stepwise vocational rehabilitation programme that includes transitional work in helping unemployed veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder become steady workers.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Framework

This toolkit has been put together by Mental Health Europe to guide members, employers, human resource personnel, employment support services, and any other interested stakeholder who wishes to know more about what a human rights-based approach to work and employment looks like for people with psychosocial disabilities.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This guide aims to raise awareness among employers of neurodiversity in the workplace and to inspire more employers to take action to create more inclusive workplaces where neurodivergent individuals can thrive.

This guide is for HR professionals and leaders across functions who want to learn more about neurodiversity, the benefits for their organisation, and how they can support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Self-employment in the UK in the last 15 years has increased as a share of employment following a period of stable or falling self-employment. Since 2008, self-employment has accounted for almost a third of total employment growth. However, while self-employment in the UK, at 15%, is close to the European average, self-employment in many other countries has continued to decline.

This CIPD report, Megatrends: More selfies? A picture of self-employment in the UK, explores the potential reasons and the implications for the economy and the self-employed. 

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Disability
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

CALL Scotland has produced a set of posters and leaflets giving links to a wide range of communication apps.

A poster describing iPad apps for complex comunication support needs is attached below. The poster is interactive and each app can be clicked on for further information.

http://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

In November 2017, the Government announced £9.7m for local authorities to increase the number of supported internships and other pathways to employment for young people with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), by establishing local supported internship forums and training additional job coaches. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This guide, produced by Preparing for Adulthood, provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment. 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work and Health Programme
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

The Work and Health Programme is an employment support programme which was launched in North West England and Wales in November 2017. The programme will roll out across the rest of England during early 2018. It will provide specialised employment support for people with disabilities and long-term unemployed people.

The Programme provides support to help people find and keep a job. It is available, on a voluntary basis, to those with health conditions or disabilities, and to various groups of vulnerable people.

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