Guidance

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.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Project Search
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Guidance, Video clip

The Plymouth Project Search site has produced this video for employers to highlight the benefits of having a diverse workforce and how Project Search interns can be a positive influence on social and financial profits.

Publisher: 
Supported Employment Associations
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, Quality, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The European Union of Supported Employment (EUSE) has produced a toolkit for providers and other interested parties. This toolkit consists of a range of Position Papers and How to Guides and has been designed to increase the knowledge and skills of professionals responsible for the delivery of Supported Employment services. The toolkit is primarily aimed at service providers for use in their staff development programmes. The 11 position papers cover a range of topics including, client engagement, vocational profiling, employer contact, in-work support, and career development.

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Quality
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Framework, Guidance

The EFQM Excellence Model was introduced at the beginning of 1992 as the framework for assessing applications for The European Quality Award.It is a widely used organisational framework in Europe and has become the basis for a series of national and regional Quality Awards. The EFQM model's is used as a management system that encourages the discipline of organisational self-assessment.

Publisher: 
Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Employer Engagement, Valuing People Now
Year of Publication: 
2005
Type: 
Guidance, Easy read

The Valued in Public document offers guidance to the public sector about recruiting people with a learning disability.

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