Central Government

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Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Learning disability employment policy in England was led by the Valuing Employment Now (VEN) Team until it was disbanded in April 2010. Employment policy is now led by the Valuing People Now team. Only 6.4% of people with a significant disability are in paid employment in England (2010). Valuing Employment Now was published in June 2009 and is the main cross-Government policy document for England.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Disability has published its report on employment. The report, Ahead of the Arc, offers proposals to help halve the disability employment gap. The Inquiry was launched amid concerns that too much attention was being paid to reducing the benefits bill and not enough attention to helping disabled people participate in the labour market.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Social care
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Report

Social care provision and funding has been the subject of numerous reports, commissions and Government papers over many years. Despite agreement on the urgent need for reform, this has not translated into action or consensus on how it should be achieved. 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Best practice
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Web link, Best practice

The government’s Joint Work and Health Unit has commissioned an independent consortium to support the growth of IPS services. As part of its work, the consortium has produced a number of useful tools and templates to support the growth of consistently high quality IPS services. These can be accessed at www.ipsgrow.org.uk, a new website that brings together a range of information, guidance and template documents to support the development of IPS services.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Universal Credit
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

DWP has published a research report on a survey of Universal Credit claimants. It makes for difficult reading with particular problems around levels of debt and the accesibility of digital technology..

 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Ex-offenders
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Framework

People with a criminal conviction face several barriers on release from prison, with access to employment and education being at the forefront. Not only are many ex-offenders often unprepared for employment on release in terms of their skills and training, but there remains a stigma among some employers about hiring people with a criminal conviction. With reoffending costing the UK billions each year, more must be done to improve employment opportunities for ex-offenders to reduce the number of prison leavers that reoffend.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Research

Learning and Work Institute (L&W) has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to explore the effectiveness of funding to support apprentices with a learning difficulty or disability (LDD) and/or apprentices from a disadvantaged background.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Easy read

DWP has published an easy-read version of their notes sheet about Employment and Support Allowance (EAS). The full range of guidance notes are at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/employment-and-support-allowa...

 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This House of Commons briefing paper examines UK policy and services for people with autism conditions.

It provides concise information, including references and links, on:

  • The nature of the condition
  • Government policies on autism in England
  • Relevant health and care services
  • Education policy
  • Employment policies
  • Welfare and benefits issues
  • The role of the criminal justice system
  • The situation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work and Health Programme
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

The Work and Health Programme is an employment support programme which was launched in North West England and Wales in November 2017. The programme will roll out across the rest of England during early 2018. It will provide specialised employment support for people with disabilities and long-term unemployed people.

The Programme provides support to help people find and keep a job. It is available, on a voluntary basis, to those with health conditions or disabilities, and to various groups of vulnerable people.

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