Central Government

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Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Mental health, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The Government has published a discussion paper on the Disability and Health Employment Strategy. The paper sets out a range of proposals to further improve employment support. It will be followed in 2014 by publication of the government’s delivery plan. The proposals focus on: • supporting employers to recruit, retain and develop disabled people and people with health conditions; • enabling more young disabled people and people with health conditions to make a successful transition from education to employment;

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This 16 page report provides an update on some of the topic areas covered in the Disability Health and Employment Strategy, the discussion so far. The Department of Work & Pensions states this report highlights their "progress to increase employment opportunities for disabled people 1 year after we set out our plans in the disability and health employment strategy: the discussion so far.".

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-disability-and-health-emp...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

This document was published by the Department for Education in June 2014 and supercedes the earlier guidance issued in October 2013. It offers guidance to colleges, supported employment providers and employers on organising supported internships. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships. This advice is for: * further education colleges * sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools * independent specialist providers * local authorities * other providers of study programmes

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Easy read

The Department for Education published this easy-read guidance about Supported Internships for learners in April 2014.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Traineeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement. Traineeships are very flexible, and by working closely with a training organisation a programme can be designed which suits the needs of employer and trainee. Traineeships can last from six weeks up to six months and will include:

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This is the interim report into the Jobs First initiative; a pilot where seven sites tested the purchasing of specialist employment support using personal budgets.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Access To Work, Equality & Diversity, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

The document Closing the Gap: Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health outlines 25 areas for health and care services to take action which will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health conditions. These changes will mean that the system is fairer for people with mental health problems. The document aims to encourage the NHS to take mental health as seriously and treat it as importantly as physical health.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

The Department for Work and Pensions and the Department of Health jointly commissioned RAND Europe to investigate these issues by reviewing existing evidence, consulting stakeholders and conducting an economic analysis. The project addressed the following central question: What is the best approach to improve employment outcomes for people with common mental health problems (both diagnosed and undiagnosed)?

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Fulfilling Potential
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This toolkit, created under the Fulfilling Potential banner, shows what data has been published about disability and how that data can be used. This is a toolkit created for Disabled Peoples User Led Organisations (DPULOs), other small organisations and charities. It aims to provide guidance to help organisations find and use data with confidence to support their work by, for example, the better targeting of services and/or resources to meet the needs of disabled people. There are three main chapters to the document:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Education & training, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report, Research

Supported internships were one of a number of initiatives proposed in the 2011 special educational needs (SEN) green paper ‘Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability’. A supported internship programme provides a structured study programme for students between 16 and 24 with a learning difficulty assessment (LDA). The programme includes on-the-job training, backed by expert job coaches and complementary college-based learning including access to relevant qualifications, where appropriate.

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