Best practice

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Supported employment
Type: 
Best practice

547 job applications, unemployed and depressed…now I have turned my life around. Robin tells his story for World Mental Health Day Robin Boness (pictured centre), a 60 year old Security Officer from Torquay, is a successful, motivated and respected employee working for Frontline Total Security Ltd. However, rewind one year and it was a completely different story. Isolated and in the very depths of despair, Robin was fighting a battle with severe depression due to long-term unemployment.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Supported employment
Type: 
Best practice

Anton, has a passion for personal fitness but also has Ataxia which has meant he has had to use a wheelchair on a permanent base since age 14. He had settled for a future career in admin because he thought it was the only sort of work he'd be able to do. Luckily, he met with a Team Leader from EmployAbility who helped him to explore his personal enthusiasm for fitness , which extended beyond lifting weights to an in-depth knowledge of physical anatomy and the body's response to exercise.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

This guide has been produced by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency. The aim of this guide is to highlight where and how providers can work to make their offer of workplace learning more inclusive for disabled employees.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice

This Ofsted report presents some of the common factors that have led to high performance in the work of 15 providers who are extensively involved in delivering apprenticeships to young people. It explains how the providers have successfully recruited young people as apprentices: introducing them to the world of work; supporting them in developing vocational skills and completing their apprenticeship frameworks; and supporting their progression into employment and further study. A summary is also available on the Ofsted website.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice, Report

This report, published by the Work Foundation, looks at the employment experience of people who have schizophrenia.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice

This is a case study produced by the Valuing People Now team.

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