Policy & research organisations

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This publication summarises the learning from work undertaken by NDTi around supporting people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems into paid work. Conclusions include that there is:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

ClearView Research have just released new research looking into the impact of COVID19 on youth employment and future prospects. They found that 35% of young people were experiencing mental health issues due to COVID19. The pandemic has resulted in a lot of negativity and pessimism about future prospects for young people and this, coupled with the isolation caused by lockdown, can make what is an already difficult situation even more challenging.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

The Resolution Foundation has published a report evaluating the effects of the current economic crisis on the UK labour market. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap, Commissioning, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report from New Local, formerly the New Local Government Network, argues that the current employment support system, managed by the DWP, can often do more harm than good, leaving people distressed and fearful, and only helping to lift 4% of the group into work every year.

The report argues for greater collaboration between local government, public services, the third sector, businesses and communities with employment support being locally commissioned and embedded.

Millions of people find it difficult, or even impossible, to work due to the impact of disabilities and long-term health conditions. This is often part of a complex picture of wider social disadvantages, which can include issues such as poverty, loneliness and isolation, problems with housing, drug and alcohol addiction, and contact with the criminal justice system.

This has been compounded by record levels of unemployment in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. People who have been out of work for a long time due to this kind of complex disadvantage face not only their existing barriers to employment, but are also now at the back of a queue of millions of people who will find it easier to move into a job.

The report argues that even during periods of low unemployment, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has a poor record of supporting this group into work – only around 4% of those on associated benefits move into employment each year. The system DWP oversees has also often made people’s lives more difficult, exacerbating the stress and anxiety many already live with. Without major reform, the financial costs and human impact will continue to mount. It’s time to radically rethink support for this group.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

This paper explores 25 literature reviews and experimental studies on interventions that (could) successfully lead to the integration of disabled persons into the competitive labour market. In spite of the wide scope of health conditions and background characteristics of disabled persons, it is able to identify several ‘incentive boosters’:

(1) work modifications and employer support;

(2) empowerment of, and interaction between the disabled person, the family (in case of severe disabilities), the employer, and other stakeholders;

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research, Web link

A high proportion of people with severe mental health problems are unemployed but would like to work. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) offers a promising approach to establishing people in paid employment. In a randomized controlled trial across six European countries, the economic case for IPS for people with severe mental health problems was investigated compared to standard vocational rehabilitation.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Social return on investment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

This research aimed to explore: 

  • The models and approaches to delivery of supported internships available for young people with EHCPs in England. 
  • The factors perceived to be associated with success for supported internships. 
  • Perceived barriers to the success of supported internships, and how these may be overcome. 
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
DWP, Disability employment gap, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report, from the Centre for Social Justice, assesses DWP's nationally contracted disability employment provision. The report is critical of performance over recent years and highlights some of the problem areas including commissioning processes, funding models and supply chain management. It suggests ways of making better use of the expertise within the voluntary sector and makes a series of recommendations.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap
Year of Publication: 
2019
Type: 
Research

This report from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) looks at the use of employment quotas in improving employment outcomes for disabled people.

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