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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.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

Department of Work & Pensions Working Paper No. 120 A rapid review of international evidence from the European Union (EU) and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) was commissioned to establish ‘what works’ to help disabled people into employment and to remain and progress in work. This was to inform proposals for the forthcoming disability employment strategy. The review builds on previous work and focuses more closely on disabled people and movements into

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health, Work Choice, Work Programme, Supported employment, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The government provides financial support to disabled people and those with health conditions who are unable to work. Many are able to work, but are prevented from doing so because of:

  • false understanding of what individuals are capable of
  • employment support that does not meet people’s needs
  • an inflexible benefits system

The government is already working hard to tackle these issues, but is determined to do even more to help disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, stay in and progress in work.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Mental health, Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

This fact sheet provides information about the Access to Work scheme, the help available and how to apply. The factsheet was updated in April 2018.

This fact sheet is aimed at support organisations who work with disabled people. It provides information about the Access to Work scheme and the practical and financial support it can provide to help disabled people get or stay in work. It includes details of the qualifying conditions, and contact details for making an application or for finding out more about the scheme.

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