Policy & research organisations

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Council for Disabled Children regularly receives questions from SEND Regional Leads and delegates from regional SEND workshops on a whole series of issues relating to the SEND reforms and joint commissioning.

These bulletins are designed to share the learning from those discussions to a broader audience. They cover:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

A study of over 1000 unemployed adults by Tarani Chandola, Professor of Medical Sociology at The University of Manchester, compared health and stress levels of those remaining unemployed and different quality jobs. The study revealed evidence that runs contrary to the assumption that taking any job is better for a person’s health and wellbeing than being unemployed. The study found that:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

Localis and the University of Birmingham have published a report A Sector Deal for Disability that argues that, as part of its efforts to close the disability employment gap, the government should now commit to a sector deal for disability as part of its emerging industrial strategy.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The gig economy can offer some useful opportunities to people who struggle to work in conventional ways according to Gainful Gigging, a report published by Reform. 

In his review of modern employment practices last week, Matthew Taylor hailed the “genuine two-way flexibility” the gig economy can offer, and the opportunity it presents for “those who may not be able to work in conventional ways”. Reform’s latest report echoes this, and makes recommendations for how government should support people into the gig economy.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Disability employment gap, Mental health, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

The TUC has published a report, Mental Health and Employment, that estimates that only 1 in 4 (26.2%) people with a mental illness or phobia lasting for 12 months or more are in work.

The report contains new analysis of official employment statistics, which finds that while 4 in 5 (80.4%) non-disabled people are in work, people with mental illness, anxiety or depression have substantially lower employment rates:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Supported employment, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This study, published by EASPD, assesses the literature review of cost-benefit analyses from a taxpayer perspective of the labour market inclusion of persons with disabilities. It includes an extensive and structured overview of global literature over the last 30 years. 

The main findings are that:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

When given the right supports and training, a new study from USA suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

9 out of 10 transition-age youths with autism who participated in an intensive job training program were working part-time earning at least minimum wage three months after graduating high school. What’s more, 87% were still working after 12 months.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

IPPR has published a report addressing the high numbers of people leaving work as a result of acquiring a disability or long term health condition. The report, Working Well: a plan to reduce long term sickness absence, makes the case for a new 'Fit Pay' policy that would give employers the incentive to work with staff to keep them healthy and in work.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This study was commissioned by the West Midlands Mental Health Commission, a task force set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), to assess the current costs of mental ill health and current service provision across the region. It was led by the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment, Disability employment gap, Disability Confident
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research

The Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by Brighton & Hove’s Equalities and Inclusion Partnership (EquIP) to conduct research into the barriers to employment, volunteering and skills development for disabled people and individuals with long term health conditions in Brighton & Hove, and to provide recommendations on how the council and their partners can remove such barriers, so that disabled people in Brighton & Hove are able to compete effectively for jobs and maintain employment and/or volunteering opportunities. 

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