An Employer's Guide to Supported Employment

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2018
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This guide aims to support employers including line managers, Human Resources leads and others responsible for recruitment to improve the diversity of their workforce through providing more employment opportunities, better outcomes and support for people with mental health conditions, a learning disability and / or autism. It is specifically aimed at NHS and other public sector employers who have a responsibility to lead on the employment of disabled people, but it provides useful resources for all employers.

The guide sets out why it makes sense to employ people with mental health conditions, a learning disability and /or autism. It identifies the current barriers to employment and some solutions. Many of the barriers and solutions are the same for all three groups, but where there are differences we have highlighted them along with any resources designed to address specific issues that a particular group may face.

It was commissioned from the Health and Wellbeing Alliance by NHS England and Public Health England. The guide was co-produced with people with mental health conditions, a learning disability and / or autism as well as employers through focus groups and questionnaires.