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: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Job matching
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Guidance

Job carving and job crafting can be effective strategies to overcome the challenges of labour market integration of people facing multiple barriers, in particular the long-term unemployed. This paper gives an overview of these strategies, presents promising practices and sets out recommendations for future measures, also in the context of ESF interventions.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

This report by Eliph Hadert, an Amaze Intern, captures the views and experiences of 10 young people from Brighton. The young people include some who are still students, some who are undertaking work experience and some who are employed.  

The report identifies some of the barriers faced and what helped people on their journey to employment. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research, Web link

The American Psychiatric Association has published the results of a longitudinal survey into the provision of IPS services in the USA.

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

The Vienna Declaration sets out a number of recommendations aimed at the European Union, member states and providers of employment support.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Guidance

The Foundation for People with a Learning Disability has produced an employers guide to employing people with a learning disability. The guide, produced in conjunction with Keith Bates and Sixteen, offers tips and case studies featuring the work of a range of large employers.

Accompanying it is a short guide to working with job coaches.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Report

This short paper, from the IPPR  considers whether the additional support that is provided to children and young people with learning disabilities helps them properly prepare for adulthood, and considers how it might have to change to better achieve this.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Employers, Supported employment, Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

An Employer's guide to Supported Employment, published by the Health and Wellbeing Alliance, is aimed at Line Managers, Human Resources Leads & others responsible for recruitment within the

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

A toolkit for supported self-employment has been produced by the European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) and offers guidance in how to support people to start their own business through the method of supported employment. Nevertheless, there are some significant differences between both forms of support.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit has been produced by neurodivergent members of GMB staff in consultation with neurodivergent GMB members.

The aim of this document is to provide information and advice that can be used to help make workplaces more inclusive for neurodivergent workers.

For reasons of length, it does not contain a detailed introduction to individual neurodivergent conditions. Separate guidance notes are being produced (although the difficulties of generalising about neurodiversity should be stressed at all points).

Topics: 
Transition, Career development
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit was created so that Enterprise Coordinators and Enterprise Advisers can better understand the career landscape for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). The publishers worked with experts who support young people with SEND to explore what positive outcomes for young people with SEND look like, and what can be achieved by working in partnership and drawing on best practice from around the country.

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