Guidance

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.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Commissioning, Personal budgets, Supply chain contracting, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance, Report

Published jointly with the British Institute of Learning Disabilites (BILD), this guide sets out what the key issues around personalisation and supported employment are, particularly for people with a learning disability and people with autism. It describes the supported employment model and current funding streams that can be used. The guide explores some of the challenges for jobseekers and for supported employment providers and how these might be overcome. The booklet costs £4 and is available from the BILD bookstore.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Mental health, Carers, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Guidance

1) Planning together: peer support and self-directed support. This report shows how it is possible to build disabled people and carers' own support planning skills, rather than relying solely on professional solutions. It includes examples of how councils have worked in partnership with local people using services, user led and voluntary organisations, to transfer planning skills to other people using services. 2) Support planning and brokerage for older people and people with mental health difficulties.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Personalisation, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance

This paper presents the range of funding streams that people with learning disabilities known to social care services may use as an Individual Budget to pay for employment support. The briefing highlights issues and barriers, outlines what agencies need to have in place in order to use Individual Budgets for employment, and describes how a supported employment service can be costed for use by individuals.

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