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BASE has submitted evidence to the Work and Pension Committee's inquiry into halving the disability employment gap. You can view it by clicking on the pdf attachment below.

Project leads the way in increasing the employment aspirations for young people with disabilities. Three important resources have been launched this week that aim to help authorities, education providers and career advisers provide a more inclusive approach to employment for young adults following evidence that school leavers with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are finding it difficult to achieve their work ambitions.

Ex-Service personnel with a serious mental health condition are nearly three times more likely to find and stay in work if they are supported through Individual Placement and Support (IPS), according to this new report.

DWP has published a cost/benefit analysis of the work experience scheme which was introduced in 2011 to help young unemployed people get work-based skills through a 2–8 week placement with a local employer. The key findings from this analysis are as follows: • This study provides additional evidence that taking part in work experience reduces the time 19–24-year-old JSA claimants spend on benefit and increases the time they spend in employment.

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