BASE is involved in arrange of policy initiatives and consultations with Government and other stakeholders. Find out more about our work on policy, employer engagement, funding, commissioning, quality and workforce development.

You can view our policy platform here. Our policy platform spells out what we'd like to see happening to support people with disabilities to achieve their employment ambitions.

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Employment support

Read our submission regarding the DWP Green Paper, Shaping Future Support

Read our submission to the National Disability Strategy

Read our submission to the Centre for Social Justice Disability Commission

Read our submission to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Youth Employment

Read our submission to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the disability employment gap

We are currently working with DWP to design and establish a Supported Employment Trailblazer for 20 local authorities to support 1200 people with learning disabilities and/or autism. This is expected to go live in 2022 and follows on from a previous proof of concept.


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SEN reforms, Supported Internships & Supported Apprenticeships

The SEND reforms are part of the Children and Families Act and are a major change to the provision of support to young people who have a disability. Find out about the changes that have come in, Health Education and Care Plans, Supported Internships, and Supported Apprenticeships. BASE has been submitting views to the Department for Education ahead of publication of their SEND Review.
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Employer engagement

We're keen to promote Supported Employment to employers across the country and are looking at how we can better engage with national employers.

BASE has worked with a group of employers to develop a charter that sets out what they expect from providers. We will be looking to see how this charter can be further developed and promoted.



Quality and workforce development

We want to see improved quality within Supported Employment. Find out about the National Occupational Standards, our SEQF quality framework for services, and our training and consultancy services.



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Supported Business

Information about supported business, public procurement and funding for Supported Business activity.