Policy & research organisations

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This policy report from Labour MPs, disabled people, and experts on disability and work, with a foreword from Yvette Cooper, chair of the Changing Work Centre, puts forward a number of proposals to ensure disabled people play a key role in the changing world of work. With action from government and employers to remove the barriers of today and tomorrow, we can put inclusivity at the heart of the future of work.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Best practice, Research

Individual placement and support (IPS) is a vocational rehabilitation programme that was developed in the USA to improve employment outcomes for people with severe mental illness. Its ability to be generalised to other countries and its effectiveness in varying economic conditions remains to be ascertained. Aims To investigate whether IPS is effective across international settings and in different economic conditions. Method

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Strategy, Scotland, Customer engagement
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This report from the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability maps the employability landscape for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. The report details the findings, and includes conclusions and specific recommendations for a variety of stakeholders. Four key action areas have been identified. They include the need to: * Overcome the low expectations held by parents, schools, colleges and employers.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Work and Health Programme
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
News, Report

IPPR North has looked at the potential effectiveness and value of taking an 'invest to save' approach to the new

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Long-term unemployed, Disability, Third sector
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

The Work Foundation has published a review of the evidence relating to peer support Peer support is the process through which people with similar experiences support one another, both emotionally and practically. For those with disabilities or health conditions, peer support can be a highly beneficial component of a treatment plan, and as such it is reasonably widely used.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Benefits
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

"Shortly after becoming Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in 2010, Iain Duncan Smith announced his ambition to create “[a] welfare system that is fit for the 21st century.” Over the course of the Parliament, the Coalition Government embarked on a radical programme of change aimed at building a fair and sustainable social security system. The reforms have not, however, had the desired impact for people with a disability or health condition. [...]

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism, Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Research

The objective of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of supported employment compared with standard care (day services) for adults with autism in the United Kingdom. A decision-analytic economic model was developed, which used outcome data from the only trial that has evaluated supported employment for adults with autism in the United Kingdom.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform, LEPs
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

Over the last five years, various aspects of employment and skills policy have formed a significant element of devolution policies. City Deals and Growth Deals in particular have focused (to varying degrees) on aspects of youth employment programmes, adult skills provision and vocational training in order to respond to the needs of specific areas.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

These resources have been produced by Think Local Act Personal to support the commissioning of more personalised services.

People Not Process - Co-production in Commissioning.

A new online resource from Think Local Act Personal which explains all the things that councils should think about to make sure they are working in the way the new Act says they should. http://www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/_library/Resources/NMDF/TLAPTopT...

Commissioning for Market Diversity.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Long-term unemployed
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report

This study looks at the role that symptoms associated with depression can have on an individual’s ability to find a job, or remain in employment. We also explore the evidence around which interventions and support might improve employment outcomes for people experiencing these symptoms, and make a series of recommendations about we might enhance employment outcomes for this group.

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