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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.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The DWP provider guidance supports the prime provider, in the delivery of the Access to Work programme on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. It forms part of your contract and provides guidance on processes and requirements, supporting the programme contract details and the legal arrangements for delivery.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The Merlin Standard is a standard of behaviour which DWP prime providers are expected to adhere to in their relationship with their subcontractors. It is designed to encourage excellence in supply chain management by DWP prime providers. This ensures the fair treatment of sub-contractors and development of healthy high performing supply chains. The development of the Merlin Standard responded directly to concerns raised by DWP providers, especially those not operating as prime contractors, around potential unfair treatment within supply chains.

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: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

DWP has published the evaluation of the Right to Control initiative. Right to Control, a new rights-based approach to support and services for disabled people, was started in 2010 . It brings together a wide range of cross- government funding streams, namely Access to Work, Adult Social Care, Disabled Facilities Grants (DFGs), the Independent Living Fund (ILF), Supporting People and Work Choice, with a view to streamlining the customer experience across these funding streams.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Education & training, Children
Type: 
Guidance

Transitional protection for specialist provision is being introduced in response to a specific concern that there may be a reduction in the number of students placed in specialist provision between now and 2015. The department will offer a level of protection for specialist provision in independent specialist providers (ISPs) and in eligible further education (FE) institutions over the next two academic years.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Consultation, Report

Department for Work & Pensions. Consultation outcome Extending labour market interventions to in-work claimants Policy: Simplifying the welfare system and making sure work pays This call for ideas sought views on how we can support people in work and in receipt of Universal Credit to help them: • increase their earnings • develop their skills and qualifications • achieve financial independence

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning, Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

This evaluation was commissioned at the start of the Employment Advisor (EA) pilot in 2009 and its aim was to test the proposition that the provision of integrated mental health and employment advice services would reduce the incidence of health related job loss, increase the likelihood of an earlier return to work following health related absence, and reduce the number of people accessing out of work benefits. The report shows that it did.

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