Policy & research organisations

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Disability, Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report, Research

Disability Rights UK has published a summary of the Closing the Skills Gap reports. The report highlights their findings on the skills young disabled people need to get into employment; and on skills for people who acquire impairments or conditions during working life. Their findings, based on the two reports, stress: * the importance of peer to peer support * a need for disabled people to be able to exercise choice and control There are critical success factors from the 2 reports:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

Through several policies and programmes, including the Department of Communities and Local Government's Our Place and Delivering Differently, The Public Service Transformation Network and the Commissioning Academy, the government is supporting local commissioners to design and implement commissioning models.

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

This review, from Professor Dan Finn, examines the devolution of welfare-to-work policies in Britain, Canada, the USA, the Netherlands and Germany, and analyses proposals for further devolution in England. It finds that:: * Devolution of the Work Programme (WP) and other employment and skills services needs tailoring to local governance capacity and should be an explicit aim of City and Growth Deals. * More devolution of the working relationship between Jobcentres and local government is needed.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Work Capability Assessment, International
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Report, Research

This Demos report examines how seven countries assess capability for work and proposes "real-life assessment" as an alternative to the Work Capability Assessment. The Work Capability Assessment (WCA) – which assesses eligibility for the main out-of-work disability benefit, Employment and Support Allowance – is widely seen to be failing. Part of the problem is how the assessments have been delivered, but even after Atos is replaced by Maximus, the root problems of the WCA will remain: the WCA simply does not assess claimants’ capability for work.

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

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published a paper on improving support into the job market for people with health conditions and disabilities and those facing long-term unemployment, who face considerable disadvantages.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

NDTi has conducted some new research to find out more about the use of Personal Budgets (PBs) for employment support. The research explored two questions: 1. To what extent are people using PBs to purchase support into paid work? 2. What factors encourage and discourage the use of PBs to help people gain or retain a job?

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities, Challenging Behaviour Foundation, and National Valuing Families Forum have produced a resource guide for families about employment for young people with a learning disability. The guide is available to download at http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/content/assets/pdf/publications/g...

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Research

This NDTi report looks at the effectiveness of commissioning of supported employment services. It finds significant variability in the cost of employment support services and costs per job outcome achieved that cannot be explained by factors such as complexity of people’s disability or size of service. The study therefore concludes that variable cost and outcomes is primarily explained by one or both of the service model being used and the strategic organisational actions taken.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Easy read

Inclusion North has produced two Easy Read documents about welfare reform. One describes the changes to welfare benefits and the other gives information about campaigns around the welfare reform changes.

http://inclusionnorth.org/resources/information-packs/

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Equality & Diversity, Commissioning, Social care, Health & Wellbeing, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Framework

This guide has been produced to help all those involved understand how things will need to be done differently to make personalisation a reality for people with mental health needs. This is a whole system guide, so hopefully it will give some information, guidance and signposts for people, whoever and wherever they are. The guide provides information about what personalisation means for mental health services and supports, offers examples of what needs to be in place to make things work, and provides pointers to good practice and sources of advice and information.

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