Guidance

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.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

This Scope publication explores the opportunities and barriers working disabled people come across in having conversations about disability at work. It demonstrates that gaps between policies and practice are preventing businesses from supporting their disabled staff to thrive at work. Finally, it sets out practical ideas businesses can put in place to drive the organisational changes needed. 

The document sets out some guidelines for employers in creating opportunities for jobseekers who have a disability and managing the recruitment process.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

Every secondary school in the country has been given access to a free tool to measure the effectiveness of their careers education and guidance against a series of nationally recognised benchmarks to give young people the best start in the world of work.

The Careers & Enterprise Company, in partnership with The Gatsby Foundation, have launched Compass, a new, free online tool for schools to evaluate and monitor improvements in their careers education against eight nationally recognised benchmarks.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Mental Health Foundation has produced a new guide to supporting mental health at work. 

After reading this guide you should:

  • Have an idea of how to manage your own mental health at work

  • Have an idea of how to reach out to a colleague in distress

  • Have an idea how you can work with others to make your workplace more mentally healthy for everyone 

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Apprenticeships, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Department for Education has made changes to the regular minimum English and maths requirements needed to complete an apprenticeship for people with a learning difficulty or disability who have, or previously had, an Education, Health and Care plan, a Statement of Special Educational Needs or a Learning Difficulty Assessment.  These changes will allow more people to access apprenticeships. A short guidance document explaining the changes is attached.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Department for Education have developed an outcomes tool that is designed to support the development of PfA outcomes in EHC plans across the age range. It explores the key indicators for preparing for adulthood at different ages and stages of development.

Things to remember when using the tool:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Permitted Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The ESA Decisionmaker's guide contains guidance around exempt and permitted work. The guidance is in sections 41186 to 41262 of the guide.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

The Council for Disabled Children regularly receives questions from SEND Regional Leads and delegates from regional SEND workshops on a whole series of issues relating to the SEND reforms and joint commissioning.

These bulletins are designed to share the learning from those discussions to a broader audience. They cover:

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