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: 2022
Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Transition, Apprenticeships, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Employment has published its report after the inquiry into the Chancellor's Plan for Jobs Covid-19 measures. BASE submitted evidence to the inquiry and raised the critical support needs of young people with SEND.

The report doesn't specifically reference disability or SEND which we find very disappointing. BASE will contionue to press for appropriate support and we are part of the Youth Employment Group.

The APPG for Youth Employment has found: 

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Covid-19
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Guidance

Youth Employment UK has now created a Kickstart Guide for Employers to help support and advise them to create a good quality Kickstart Programme for the Candidate.

This resource has been created by Youth Employment UK to support employers and gateway organisations looking to create Kickstart Programmes. We have consulted with the young people in our network to explore what a good Kickstart Programme would look like to them and have embedded their views into this guidance.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2021

The Edge Foundation has published a Skills Shortage Bulletin tracking ongoing and emerging trends in the UK labour market. This edition includes a focus on green jobs and the digital sector, both of which have been at the centre of much of the discussion about future economic recovery.

Covid 19, is unsurprisingly a common theme in this edition. Notably, the latest research suggests that the pandemic has not necessarily created new challenges so much as accelerated existing ones.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

This report from the Learning & Work Institute's Youth Commission analyses current education, employment and skills services and planned changes, and identifies how they match up against these future challenges.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

ClearView Research have just released new research looking into the impact of COVID19 on youth employment and future prospects. They found that 35% of young people were experiencing mental health issues due to COVID19. The pandemic has resulted in a lot of negativity and pessimism about future prospects for young people and this, coupled with the isolation caused by lockdown, can make what is an already difficult situation even more challenging.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Strategy, DWP, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

BASE has submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the Disability Employment Gap.

You can find more information about the enquiry at www.base-uk.org/news/committee-inquiry-disability-employment-gap

The final report was published in July 2021.

 

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Covid-19, Employers, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, Sodexo has published a report of the findings of a survey into the lived experience of employees and customers with disabilities.

Sodexo is a committed to disability inclusion, having made a global commitment to provide 100% of its workforce with access to programmes for people with disabilities by 2025. They achieved Leader status in the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme in 2018, affirming its commitment to recruit and retain people with disabilities and long-term conditions. Sodexo is working with Project SEARCH and senior managers have spoken at a couple of recent BASE conferences.

The report, ‘A day without explanation: the future of disability inclusion?’, is the result of a survey carried out by Sodexo and PurpleSpace, the professional network hub for disabled employees.

Nearly 900 people from the PurpleSpace network, partner organisations, Sodexo and its external communities responded to the survey, which aimed to help Sodexo understand how to better support employees and customers with disabilities.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Recruitment, Covid-19, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

BASE submitted evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Employment. The inquiry, Making Youth Employment Policy Work, seeks to understand Government spending announced in the Plan for Jobs, specifically the £3bn invested in existing and new programmes and schemes aimed at young people.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

The Inquiry brought together insights and testimonies from sector experts, housing providers, and residents from across England to examine the barriers working age people in social housing face in securing employment and progressing in work.

In its report published on 20 October 2020, Improving Opportunities: How to support social housing tenants into sustainable employment, written by UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE), the Inquiry:

  • Identifies a need for funding certainty, devolved programmes to support employment opportunities
  • Spotlights how to improve employment and training for thousands of people across the UK
  • Suggests social housing provides affordability, stability people need to secure employment

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Covid-19, Children
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

Young Minds has published an autumn survey about the experiences of young people with mental health needs. The September survey of 2,011 young people shows that many young people with mental health problems are struggling to cope as they return to secondary school, after months of living through the COVID-19 crisis.

The pandemic has put a huge strain on many young people who were already struggling with their mental health, because of traumatic experiences, social isolation, a loss of routine and a breakdown in formal and informal support. The survey highlighted positives for mental health in the initial return to school, such as seeing friends, having a routine, and seeing their teachers. However, many said that the rapid return to academic pressure, after six months away, was having a negative impact.

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