Guidance

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Transition, Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

Guidance for education providers and local authorities on the SEND reforms from the Department of Health. This guidance was issued in March 2015 and will be reviewed in September 2015.

Guidance for parents, local authorities and partners is at

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/implementing-the-0-to-25-spec...

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Fit for Work
Year of Publication: 
2015
Type: 
Guidance

This government guidance about the Fit for Work scheme is for employers, employees and GPs. Fit for Work is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. Employees can consent to their GP or employer referring them to Fit for Work. There are 2 elements: * an advice service providing health and work advice through a website and a telephone line 8 an assessment service providing an occupational health assessment and a return to work plan for employees who have been off sick from work, or are likely to be off sick from work, for 4 weeks or more

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

This document was published by the Department for Education in June 2014 and supercedes the earlier guidance issued in October 2013. It offers guidance to colleges, supported employment providers and employers on organising supported internships. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships. This advice is for: * further education colleges * sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools * independent specialist providers * local authorities * other providers of study programmes

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: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

Disability Rights UK has published a new guide for disabled people, parents and key advisers about applying for apprenticeships in England. Into Apprenticeships deals with common questions such as how to find an apprenticeship, whether the training will be accessible and what support is available in the workplace. There are several inspiring stories written by disabled apprentices about their own experiences and the challenges they have faced. The guide also contains a useful resources section listing further websites, publications and organisations which can help.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Traineeships
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

A Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core are work preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement. Traineeships are very flexible, and by working closely with a training organisation a programme can be designed which suits the needs of employer and trainee. Traineeships can last from six weeks up to six months and will include:

Publisher: 
Scottish Government
Topics: 
Access To Work, Procurement
Year of Publication: 
2014
Type: 
Guidance

The Scottish supported business directory was launched in January 2014 and lists the services and products that can be procured from the 20 supported businesses in Scotland.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Mental health, Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

This fact sheet provides information about the Access to Work scheme, the help available and how to apply. The factsheet was updated in April 2018.

This fact sheet is aimed at support organisations who work with disabled people. It provides information about the Access to Work scheme and the practical and financial support it can provide to help disabled people get or stay in work. It includes details of the qualifying conditions, and contact details for making an application or for finding out more about the scheme.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The DWP provider guidance supports the prime provider, in the delivery of the Access to Work programme on behalf of the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. It forms part of your contract and provides guidance on processes and requirements, supporting the programme contract details and the legal arrangements for delivery.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Health & Wellbeing, Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

This resource is written for managers – particularly those in small and medium-sized organisations. It offers practical advice on managing and supporting people who are experiencing stress, distress and mental health problems.

The aim is to directly address the fear, ignorance and stigma around engaging with the individual. The key message is the importance of talking openly and with trust.

The resource suggests practical steps that managers and employees can take together to:

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