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: 
Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

This government guidance about the Fit for Work scheme is for employers, employees and GPs. Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. Employees can consent to their GP or employer referring them to Fit for Work. There are 2 elements: * an advice service providing health and work advice through a website and a telephone line 8 an assessment service providing an occupational health assessment and a return to work plan for employees who have been off sick from work, or are likely to be off sick from work, for 4 weeks or more

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

The fourth annual compendium of statistics about the lives of people with learning disabilities. The report covers a wide range of information about population numbers, education, health and social care.

People with Learning Disabilities in England 2013, includes the main report and seven easy read summaries.

http://www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk/publications/1241/People_with_...

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Framework

The Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE) has published a report into the measurement of outcomes. The report, aimed at the Scottish Government, proposes a set of outcome indicators.

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

This guidance was issued by the Department for Education in 2014 and gives guidance on the eligibility for welfare benefits of young people on Supported Internships.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

This working paper presents a quick review of international research evidence, mainly from the European Union (EU) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on ‘what works’ to help disabled people into employment and to remain and progress in work. The review was commissioned to augment DWP’s evidence base in this area and its conclusions will be used to help inform proposals for the forthcoming disability employment strategy.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Mental health, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The Government has published a discussion paper on the Disability and Health Employment Strategy. The paper sets out a range of proposals to further improve employment support. It will be followed in 2014 by publication of the government’s delivery plan. The proposals focus on: • supporting employers to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and people with health conditions; • enabling more young disabled people and people with health conditions to make a successful transition from education to employment;

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This 16 page report provides an update on some of the topic areas covered in the Disability Health and Employment Strategy, the discussion so far. The Department of Work & Pensions states this report highlights their "progress to increase employment opportunities for disabled people 1 year after we set out our plans in the disability and health employment strategy: the discussion so far.".

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-disability-and-health-emp...

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Addiction, Ex-offenders, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Best practice

This toolkit for young people not in education, employment or training, offenders and ex-prisoners and people recovering from substance abuse has been adapted from the already successful EUSE Supported Employment Toolkit.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

Papworth Trust has produced its annual report Disability in the UK 2014 : Facts & Figures which gives an overview of the key facts and figures about disability in the UK today. It covers areas such as employment, health, housing, transport and education and is a result of a comprehensive search of the latest key statistics on all aspects of disability.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Education & training, Children
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

An evaluation of the special educational needs (SEN) and disability pathfinder programme, including the use of personal budgets across education, health and social care.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/special-educational-needs-and...

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