Central Government

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Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Long-term unemployed
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

The Government has published evaluations of two IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) pilot schemes. 1. Evaluation of the Telephone Support Psychological Wellbeing and Work Feasibility Pilot In 2013 RAND (Europe) in their report on Psychological Wellbeing and Work: Improving Service Provision and Outcomes recommended a pilot of a telephone-based intervention (Telephone Support).

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

In the summer of 2014, the Department for Education (DfE) commissioned Isos Partnership to undertake research into SEN funding arrangements and practices. The aim of this research was to provide insights into the way funding for young people with SEN is spent, the reasons for differences between spending patterns in different local authorities, and the options for changing the ways in which high-needs funding is distributed in future. The report provides an analysis of how well the current SEN funding system is working and suggests ways in which it might be improved in future.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employment Support Allowance (ESA), Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

DWP has published research which seeks to understand how people move from work to claiming Employment and Support Allowance (ESA). Main findings • Around one-fifth (19 per cent) of all claimants moved straight from work to claiming ESA without any period of sickness absence. A further 45 per cent did have a period of sickness absence prior to leaving work (36 per cent were paid and 9 per cent unpaid). The remainder, 36 per cent, were unemployed immediately before making their ESA claim.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism, Commissioning, Local Government
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

The Government has responded to the consultation on guidance to support the adult autism strategy. The consultation received 118 direct responses and considered advice from: * consultation events and meetings with stakeholders * people with autism * amilies and carers * health and social care organisations The response summarises key themes that emerged and how we have responded to them in statutory guidance.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Transition, Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

Guidance for education providers and local authorities on the SEND reforms from the Department of Health. This guidance was issued in March 2015 and will be reviewed in September 2015.

Guidance for parents, local authorities and partners is at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-the-0-to-25-spec...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

This report evaluates a scheme that provided employment support based on the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model, alongside the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. The pilot was 1 of 4 commissioned by the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions based on recommendations in the 2014 report Psychological Wellbeing and Work: Improving Service Provision and Outcomes. It was designed to test service design, methods of tracking findings and initial effects.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Best practice

A report by the Work Programme: Building Best Practice Group that looks at how the Work Programme can be improved. The Minister for Employment established the Work Programme: Building Best Practice Group to provide recommendations to improve the existing Work Programme and influence the development of any future Work Programme.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/work-programme-building-best-...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

This government guidance about the Fit for Work scheme is for employers, employees and GPs. Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. Employees can consent to their GP or employer referring them to Fit for Work. There are 2 elements: * an advice service providing health and work advice through a website and a telephone line 8 an assessment service providing an occupational health assessment and a return to work plan for employees who have been off sick from work, or are likely to be off sick from work, for 4 weeks or more

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

The fourth annual compendium of statistics about the lives of people with learning disabilities. The report covers a wide range of information about population numbers, education, health and social care.

People with Learning Disabilities in England 2013, includes the main report and seven easy read summaries.

http://www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk/publications/1241/People_with_...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

This working paper presents a quick review of international research evidence, mainly from the European Union (EU) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on ‘what works’ to help disabled people into employment and to remain and progress in work. The review was commissioned to augment DWP’s evidence base in this area and its conclusions will be used to help inform proposals for the forthcoming disability employment strategy.

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