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: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Education & training, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research

Ofsted has published a report looking at the early implementation of 16 to 19yrs study programmes. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate how effectively further education and skills providers and schools and academies with sixth forms have implemented the 16 to 19 study programmes introduced in August 2013 and made the best use of the changed funding arrangements for 16–19-year-olds. The fieldwork for this survey was carried out between September 2013 to April 2014.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Project Search, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This independent evaluation report on Project SEARCH sites up until 2013 was carried out by Dr. Axel Kaehne. The report was commissioned by the South West Employment Institute.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment
Type: 
Video clip

Inclusive Films have produced a short film highlighting the business case for employing workers who have a disability. Employers from a variety of organisations talk about their experiences and the various ways that being open to disabled talent has been good for business.

http://inclusivefilms.org/our-films/disability-and-employment-the-busine...

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Web link

The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has launched a new Employer Toolkit, which aims to support employers to develop a more inclusive Apprenticeship offer for disabled people. The Employer Toolkit was developed through consultation with a number of employers - including Barclays Bank, Tottenham Hotspur FC, The National Theatre, Novartis PLC, Leicester City Council and Luton and Dunstable Hospital - who have hired and supported disabled apprentices.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

NDTi has conducted some new research to find out more about the use of Personal Budgets (PBs) for employment support. The research explored two questions: 1. To what extent are people using PBs to purchase support into paid work? 2. What factors encourage and discourage the use of PBs to help people gain or retain a job?

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

This document was published by the Department for Education in June 2014 and supercedes the earlier guidance issued in October 2013. It offers guidance to colleges, supported employment providers and employers on organising supported internships. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships. This advice is for: * further education colleges * sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools * independent specialist providers * local authorities * other providers of study programmes

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, and National Valuing Families Forum have produced a resource guide for families about employment for young people with a learning disability. The guide is available to download at http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/content/assets/pdf/publications/g...

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

Disability Rights UK has published a new guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England. Into Apprenticeships deals with common questions such as how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible and what support is available in the workplace. There are several inspiring stories written by disabled apprentices about their own experiences and the challenges they have faced. The guide also contains a useful resources section listing further websites, publications and organisations which can help.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Easy read

The Department for Education published this easy-read guidance about Supported Internships for learners in April 2014.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

This NDTi report looks at the effectiveness of commissioning of supported employment services. It finds significant variability in the cost of employment support services and costs per job outcome achieved that cannot be explained by factors such as complexity of people’s disability or size of service. The study therefore concludes that variable cost and outcomes is primarily explained by one or both of the service model being used and the strategic organisational actions taken.

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