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: 2017
Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This is the Government's response to Professor Alison Wolf's enquiry into vocational education.

https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/standard/publicationDetail/Pag...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work, Work Choice, Personalisation, Supported business
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

Liz Sayce's independent review of disability employment programmes. Getting In, Staying In, and Getting On, contains a number of recommendations about Access to Work, Remploy, residential training colleges and the future direction for funding specialist employment support services. The report has called for: • specialist disability employment support to be made available through individual budgets so that individuals can select the support that best meets their needs.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This is a National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU) leadership briefing for the NHS, local government and the voluntary sector regarding the commissioning of mental wellbeing.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

Inclusion has released a report entitled, Opening up employment for all: the role of assessment in the Work Programme. The report focuses on the vital role that the assessment of new entrants on to the Work Programme will play in ensuring employment is really opened up for all.

http://www.cesi.org.uk/NewPolicy/news/assessment_think_tank.htm

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice, Video clip

This video contains a case study of Shamima, a young asian woman with learning disabilities, who is in paid employment.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Video clip

This is a short film from the Valuing Employment Now team that features a number of people with moderate to severe learning disabilities in their paid jobs.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This document sets out a set of principles to guide how people with learning disabilities are supported in relation to employment. It considers the provision or commissioning of employment services by local authorities, and sets out the business case for investment in these services.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supply chain contracting, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Consultation, Report

The report examines DWP’s contracted employment programmes as a whole. It focuses on the prevention of fraud, the treatment of subcontractors, and ensuring fair treatment of customers. BASE gave oral evidence to the committee November 2009.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, DWP, Work Choice
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Guidance

DWP publishes detailed guidance for providers of Work Choice. This is available at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/supplying-dwp/what-we-buy/welfare-to-work-services...

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, Quality, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) has produced a toolkit for providers and other interested parties. This toolkit consists of a range of Position Papers and How to Guides and has been designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals responsible for the delivery of Supported Employment services. The toolkit is primarily aimed at service providers for use in their staff development programmes. The 11 position papers cover a range of topics including, client engagement, vocational profiling, employer contact, in-work support, and career development.

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