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Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This toolkit has been produced by neurodivergent members of GMB staff in consultation with neurodivergent GMB members.

The aim of this document is to provide information and advice that can be used to help make workplaces more inclusive for neurodivergent workers.

For reasons of length, it does not contain a detailed introduction to individual neurodivergent conditions. Separate guidance notes are being produced (although the difficulties of generalising about neurodiversity should be stressed at all points).

Publisher: 
Charities, Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

Supported Internships should be given a higher profile and equal status to Apprenticeships , argues this joint report by Mencap and Remploy. The main points of the report can be summarised as

  • Supported Internships are an effective route into paid employment for young people with SEND who are otherwise at a greatly increased risk of becoming NEET and subsequently dependent on adult social care services.
  • Supported Internships are a key vehicle to achieving Government’s aspiration to halve the
Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Education & training, Traineeships
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

An employer-led group has recommended action to help young people with SEND make the transition from education to employment. Action includes employers offering more supported internships, opening up apprenticeships to more young people with SEND, and better careers advice.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

This paper was published in the Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice and was co-authored by Mark Bertram of SLAM Mental Health NHS Trust.

The purpose of this paper is to explore what helped seven people in contact with secondary mental health services achieve their vocational goals, such as: employment, education, training and volunteering.

The authors used the practice of co-operative inquiry – staff and peer supporters co-designed an evaluation of vocational and peer support work with service users.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Project Search, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

This independent evaluation report on Project SEARCH sites up until 2013 was carried out by Dr. Axel Kaehne. The report was commissioned by the South West Employment Institute.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment
Type: 
Video clip

Inclusive Films have produced a short film highlighting the business case for employing workers who have a disability. Employers from a variety of organisations talk about their experiences and the various ways that being open to disabled talent has been good for business.

http://inclusivefilms.org/our-films/disability-and-employment-the-busine...

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Web link

The National Institute for Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) has launched a new Employer Toolkit, which aims to support employers to develop a more inclusive Apprenticeship offer for disabled people. The Employer Toolkit was developed through consultation with a number of employers - including Barclays Bank, Tottenham Hotspur FC, The National Theatre, Novartis PLC, Leicester City Council and Luton and Dunstable Hospital - who have hired and supported disabled apprentices.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

Disability Rights UK has published a new guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England. Into Apprenticeships deals with common questions such as how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible and what support is available in the workplace. There are several inspiring stories written by disabled apprentices about their own experiences and the challenges they have faced. The guide also contains a useful resources section listing further websites, publications and organisations which can help.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Preparing for Adulthood has published a fact sheet on supported internships. It covers:

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Carers, Children, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

A fascinating insight into the the challenge of co-production between parents and the 'professionals'. Parent carer forums were recently involved in SEND pathfinder projects and this qualitative research report reflects the varying experiences of the forums. Below an extract from the report which demonstrates of the clever juxtaposition of findings by the author. 4.8 In the SE7 Regional Framework for Parent Carer Participation, coproduction is a core theme of all work streams and SE7 defined coproduction in the following way:

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