Guidance

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance, Best practice

This quick guide aims to help health commissioners and providers tackle the challenges involved in implementing the joint commissioning of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disability (SEND) introduced by Part 3 of the Children and Families Act 2014.

The guide contains links to a wide range of resources around commissioning, transition planning and co-production.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Funding
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

Preparing for Adulthood has produced a quick guide to education funding for people aged 16 - 25 who have special educational needs and/or a disability.

This guide provides information on the way the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and, in some cases, local authorities will calculate and allocate funding to institutions who provide education to young people with SEND. The guide provides a summary of the structure of the funding system and provides a quick reference guide; further information is available from the links in the document. 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This House of Commons briefing paper examines UK policy and services for people with autism conditions.

It provides concise information, including references and links, on:

  • The nature of the condition
  • Government policies on autism in England
  • Relevant health and care services
  • Education policy
  • Employment policies
  • Welfare and benefits issues
  • The role of the criminal justice system
  • The situation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This guide aims to raise awareness among employers of neurodiversity in the workplace and to inspire more employers to take action to create more inclusive workplaces where neurodivergent individuals can thrive.

This guide is for HR professionals and leaders across functions who want to learn more about neurodiversity, the benefits for their organisation, and how they can support neurodivergent people to be comfortable and successful at work.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Disability
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

CALL Scotland has produced a set of posters and leaflets giving links to a wide range of communication apps.

A poster describing iPad apps for complex comunication support needs is attached below. The poster is interactive and each app can be clicked on for further information.

http://www.callscotland.org.uk/downloads/posters-and-leaflets/

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

In November 2017, the Government announced £9.7m for local authorities to increase the number of supported internships and other pathways to employment for young people with SEND (special educational needs and disabilities), by establishing local supported internship forums and training additional job coaches. 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This guide, produced by Preparing for Adulthood, provides information about options for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them move into paid employment. 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work and Health Programme
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

The Work and Health Programme is an employment support programme which was launched in North West England and Wales in November 2017. The programme will roll out across the rest of England during early 2018. It will provide specialised employment support for people with disabilities and long-term unemployed people.

The Programme provides support to help people find and keep a job. It is available, on a voluntary basis, to those with health conditions or disabilities, and to various groups of vulnerable people.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

This House of Commons Library briefing summarises the key statistics available on disabled people in employment in the UK.

Headline Figures

There were 3.5 million people of working age (16-64) with disabilities in employment between April and June 2017, an employment rate of 49.2%. The employment rate for people without disabilities was 80.6%.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2018
Type: 
Guidance

The Disability Confident scheme was introduced in July 2013 under the Coalition Government. As of 16 November 2017 there were 5,359 employers signed up to the scheme.

The Disability Confident scheme aims to get more disabled people into employment, and reduce the employment gap between disabled and non-disabled people. In April-June 2017, the employment rate for people with disabilities was 49.2%. This compared to an employment rate of 80.6% for people without disabilities.

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