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Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Covid-19, Employers, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, Sodexo has published a report of the findings of a survey into the lived experience of employees and customers with disabilities.

Sodexo is a committed to disability inclusion, having made a global commitment to provide 100% of its workforce with access to programmes for people with disabilities by 2025. They achieved Leader status in the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme in 2018, affirming its commitment to recruit and retain people with disabilities and long-term conditions. Sodexo is working with Project SEARCH and senior managers have spoken at a couple of recent BASE conferences.

The report, ‘A day without explanation: the future of disability inclusion?’, is the result of a survey carried out by Sodexo and PurpleSpace, the professional network hub for disabled employees.

Nearly 900 people from the PurpleSpace network, partner organisations, Sodexo and its external communities responded to the survey, which aimed to help Sodexo understand how to better support employees and customers with disabilities.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Self employment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Guidance

More and more people with learning difficulties are discovering that self-employment and small business ownership can provide fulfilling and sustainable employment opportunities.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Education & training, Understanding needs
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Framework

Skills Builder is a free resource used in schools, colleges, and workplaces to assess and chart progress on developing the soft skills needed in the workplace. The framework covers the following soft skills:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Creativity
  • Staying positive
  • Aiming high
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork

 

The framework is now used with 700 organisations. An overview is attached to this page.

Extra support and activities are available at a cost.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Video clip

This webinar is one of a series organised by North Dakota’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) and Nasjonalt kompetansemiljø om Utviklingshemming(NAKU). 

The topic for the webinar was International Law and Policy, specifically how it supports inclusive employment opportunities. It was facilitated by Brent Askvig, Professor of Special Education and Executive Director of Minot State University and Karl Elling Ellingsen, Director of NAKU.

It featured presentations from Rick Kane (CEO of Disability Employment Australia), Huw Davies (CEO of BASE), and Susie Rutkowski (Co-Director and Educational Specialist for Project SEARCH).

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...

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