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: 
Charities
Topics: 
Disability Confident
Year of Publication: 
2012

These posters were produced by Aspirations for Life but are now out of print. They were designed to portray positive images of people at work.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supply chain contracting, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance, Report

Published jointly with the British Institute of Learning Disabilites (BILD), this guide sets out what the key issues around personalisation and supported employment are, particularly for people with a learning disability and people with autism. It describes the supported employment model and current funding streams that can be used. The guide explores some of the challenges for jobseekers and for supported employment providers and how these might be overcome. The booklet costs £4 and is available from the BILD bookstore.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
International, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report, Research

The European Commission has published a study of supported employment services across Europe. The study mapped the use of Supported Employment in 30 countries; undertaking an in-depth study of six selected countries to look at policy recommendations. It also produced a compendium of good practices and directory of supporting services.

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Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Research

Mental health is key to everyone’s well-being. It affects our relationships, our work and our overall happiness. But at any one time, one in six people are suffering from mental health problems. This costs society £67bn every year—as much as the government has recently spent bailing out UK banks.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This publication summarises the learning from work undertaken by NDTi around supporting people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems into paid work. Conclusions include that there is:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2007
Type: 
Report

Reducing dependency, increasing opportunity: options for the future of welfare to work

This review was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in December 2006. Its terms of reference were;

“To review progress on the Welfare to Work programme since 1997, taking account of evidence from the UK and international experience, and make policy recommendations on how the Government can build on its success in using policies such as the New Deal to continue to reduce inactivity and inwork poverty, and meet the Government’s 80% employment aspiration.”

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Mental health, Carers, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Guidance

1) Planning together: peer support and self-directed support. This report shows how it is possible to build disabled people and carers' own support planning skills, rather than relying solely on professional solutions. It includes examples of how councils have worked in partnership with local people using services, user led and voluntary organisations, to transfer planning skills to other people using services. 2) Support planning and brokerage for older people and people with mental health difficulties.

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Research

Kent County Council's final report from an independent study of the cost:benefit effectiveness of its supported employment service.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
International, EU, Policy
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework

The strategy provides a framework for action at European level. It supports EU countries’ actions and pursues the overall goal of implementing the UN Convention. It focuses on eliminating barriers and fostering an EU-wide market for assistive technologies.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care, Policy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Report

Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include

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