Guidance

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:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, Merlin, Work Choice, Work Programme
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

The Merlin Standard is a standard of behaviour which DWP prime providers are expected to adhere to in their relationship with their subcontractors. It is designed to encourage excellence in supply chain management by DWP prime providers. This ensures the fair treatment of sub-contractors and development of healthy high performing supply chains. The development of the Merlin Standard responded directly to concerns raised by DWP providers, especially those not operating as prime contractors, around potential unfair treatment within supply chains.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Best practice, Guidance

This guide has been produced by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency. The aim of this guide is to highlight where and how providers can work to make their offer of workplace learning more inclusive for disabled employees.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Preparing for Adulthood has published a fact sheet on supported internships. It covers:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Education & training, Children
Type: 
Guidance

Transitional protection for specialist provision is being introduced in response to a specific concern that there may be a reduction in the number of students placed in specialist provision between now and 2015. The department will offer a level of protection for specialist provision in independent specialist providers (ISPs) and in eligible further education (FE) institutions over the next two academic years.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2013
Type: 
Guidance

Cerebra has produced this guide for practitioners working with disabled young people and their families, focusing on those young people aged between 16 and 25. It explains the legal and policy frameworks, for England and Wales, that are relevant to areas in which these young people and their families are likely to need support and advice as the young person enters adulthood. Its purpose is to help practitioners understand the relevant law and policy so that they can guide young disabled people through this transition to adulthood.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance

This rough guide to personalisation is published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and gives a thorough overview of personalisation and connected issues.

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.

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