Strategy

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Transition, Apprenticeships, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Employment has published its report after the inquiry into the Chancellor's Plan for Jobs Covid-19 measures. BASE submitted evidence to the inquiry and raised the critical support needs of young people with SEND.

The report doesn't specifically reference disability or SEND which we find very disappointing. BASE will contionue to press for appropriate support and we are part of the Youth Employment Group.

The APPG for Youth Employment has found: 

The Cabinet Office Disability Unit has launched a public survey to inform development of the National Disability Strategy. 

The survey is hosted on Citizen Space. If you share your views by 13 February, your views will inform the development of the National Strategy for Disabled People, but the Disability Unit will continue gather views until 23 April, and your views will be used to inform the delivery of the plans they set out.

Six networks, namely the European Association of Service providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), the European Disability Forum (EDF), the European Network of Social Integration Enterprises (ENSIE), the European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR), the European Union for Supported Employment (EUSE) and Workability International, call on the European Union to act on the employment of persons with support needs such as persons with disabilities who continue to be hugely underrepresented in the workforce.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Strategy, DWP, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

BASE has submitted evidence to the Work and Pensions Committee inquiry into the Disability Employment Gap.

You can find more information about the enquiry at www.base-uk.org/news/committee-inquiry-disability-employment-gap

 

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Recruitment, Covid-19, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

BASE submitted evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Youth Employment. The inquiry, Making Youth Employment Policy Work, seeks to understand Government spending announced in the Plan for Jobs, specifically the £3bn invested in existing and new programmes and schemes aimed at young people.

We're consulting to gather your views about the Government's National Disability Strategy. The strategy was announced last April and is due to be published in Spring 2021. We are involved in some of the cross-government working groups and want to make sure that we're reflecting your views.

Please complete our survey. It should take 20-30 minutes to complete but it will provide us with vital information for our submission to the strategy.

www.base-uk.org/nds

 

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: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

This report examines the role of HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in implementing the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). The report considers how well the schemes were implemented, recognising the need to deliver at speed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report looks at the implementation of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) and the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS). This report considers whether the Departments have:

Think Local Act Personal is organising a great series of webinars about the design and operations of the Australian National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The scheme funds social care, including employment support, across Australia. The first webinar took place recently and you can view it below.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Report

BASE has submitted evidence to the Centre for Social Justice's Disability Commission. The Disability Commission will issue their report later in 2020.

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