Supported employment

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This is the interim report into the Jobs First initiative; a pilot where seven sites tested the purchasing of specialist employment support using personal budgets.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Access To Work, Equality & Diversity, Work Choice, Work Programme, Health & Wellbeing, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Report

The document Closing the Gap: Priorities for Essential Change in Mental Health outlines 25 areas for health and care services to take action which will make a difference to the lives of people with mental health conditions. These changes will mean that the system is fairer for people with mental health problems. The document aims to encourage the NHS to take mental health as seriously and treat it as importantly as physical health.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Learning disabilities, Mental health, Work Choice, Work Programme, Supported employment, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Report

The government provides financial support to disabled people and those with health conditions who are unable to work. Many are able to work, but are prevented from doing so because of:

  • false understanding of what individuals are capable of
  • employment support that does not meet people’s needs
  • an inflexible benefits system

The government is already working hard to tackle these issues, but is determined to do even more to help disabled people and those with health conditions to get into, stay in and progress in work.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Research

This NDTi research looks at the cost effectiveness of local authority and NHS investment in employment supports for people with learning disabilities and people with mental health problems. The initial key findings include that: * After a period of increased spend, investment in supporting people into paid work appears to have declined in 2012/13 * Many commissioners do not have access to the data they need on services they commission to ensure they are achieving best value for money * There appears to be limited focus on the use of personal budgets to support people into paid work.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice, Report

This report, published by the Work Foundation, looks at the employment experience of people who have schizophrenia.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Quality standards, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The new National Occupational Standards for Supported Employment are now available to download.

The standards cover the whole of the United Kingdom and were developed by LSIS, the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS). BASE was closely involved with their development. The National Occupational Standards (NOS) provide the statements of skills and knowledge needed by the supported employment workforce.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

This report, produced by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) for the School for Social Care Research (SSCR), summarises the economic evidence around employment supports for disabled people (including those with mental health problems).

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
International, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report, Research

The European Commission has published a study of supported employment services across Europe. The study mapped the use of Supported Employment in 30 countries; undertaking an in-depth study of six selected countries to look at policy recommendations. It also produced a compendium of good practices and directory of supporting services.

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/discrimination/disabilities/index_en.htm

Publisher: 
Local Government
Topics: 
Local Government, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report, Research

Kent County Council's final report from an independent study of the cost:benefit effectiveness of its supported employment service.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care, Policy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Report

Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include

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