Research

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Benefits
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

In April 2021, Z2K surveyed 1,420 people who have been through the assessment process for disability benefits – 1,220 had been assessed for PIP, 885 for ESA, and 166 for the Limited Capability for Work (LCW) elements of UC.

The top findings include:

  • 70 per cent of people feel like the assessor DWP contracted to carry out their assessment did not understand their condition

  • 66 per cent of people feel like the assessment report they got after the decision did not reflect what they’d told the assessor in the assessment

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism, Recruitment, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

This research, from Anna Remington at University College London, examines the experiences of autistic and non-autistic individuals participating in a corporate internship scheme.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report, Research

NFER has published a research report that examines the impact of the apprenticeships reforms on SMEs and on young people, against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic. Putting Apprenticeships to Work for Young People also considers to what extent the apprenticeship programme needs to be refocused in order to ensure that − as we continue to emerge from the pandemic − the apprenticeship system is working to support young people and SMEs.

It's interesting that there is no mention of disability or the Supported Apprenticeship flexibilities within the report.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Transition
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

This working paper by Sanne Velthuis (University of Warwick & University of Manchester) and Stella Chatzitheochari (University of Warwick) analyses post-16 destinations and early socio-economic attainment by a cohort of young people born in 1989-90. The researchers used longitudinal data from the "Next Steps" study.

Among the disability gaps revealed by the data are:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Research

ClearView Research have just released new research looking into the impact of COVID19 on youth employment and future prospects. They found that 35% of young people were experiencing mental health issues due to COVID19. The pandemic has resulted in a lot of negativity and pessimism about future prospects for young people and this, coupled with the isolation caused by lockdown, can make what is an already difficult situation even more challenging.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability, Covid-19, Employers, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

In celebration of International Day of People with Disabilities on 3 December 2020, Sodexo has published a report of the findings of a survey into the lived experience of employees and customers with disabilities.

Sodexo is a committed to disability inclusion, having made a global commitment to provide 100% of its workforce with access to programmes for people with disabilities by 2025. They achieved Leader status in the UK Government’s Disability Confident scheme in 2018, affirming its commitment to recruit and retain people with disabilities and long-term conditions. Sodexo is working with Project SEARCH and senior managers have spoken at a couple of recent BASE conferences.

The report, ‘A day without explanation: the future of disability inclusion?’, is the result of a survey carried out by Sodexo and PurpleSpace, the professional network hub for disabled employees.

Nearly 900 people from the PurpleSpace network, partner organisations, Sodexo and its external communities responded to the survey, which aimed to help Sodexo understand how to better support employees and customers with disabilities.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Mental health, Covid-19, Children
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

Young Minds has published an autumn survey about the experiences of young people with mental health needs. The September survey of 2,011 young people shows that many young people with mental health problems are struggling to cope as they return to secondary school, after months of living through the COVID-19 crisis.

The pandemic has put a huge strain on many young people who were already struggling with their mental health, because of traumatic experiences, social isolation, a loss of routine and a breakdown in formal and informal support. The survey highlighted positives for mental health in the initial return to school, such as seeing friends, having a routine, and seeing their teachers. However, many said that the rapid return to academic pressure, after six months away, was having a negative impact.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Recruitment, Job retention, Covid-19
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

Leonard Cheshire has published an excellent report based on the findings from a survey of disabled workers and employers. The survey found that in the UK, 71% of disabled people who were employed in March 2020 have found that their work has been impacted by the pandemic. In Scotland this increases to 82%, in Wales 69% and in Northern Ireland 58%. The Locked Out of the Labour Market report produces a number of recommendations for Government and BASE fully supports them. The recommendations link well with the proposals in the Access to Jobs campaign.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment, Career development, Transition
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

Research from Thomas Pocklington Trust and Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research has revealed inconsistent support and poorly defined careers provision at school, college and local authority level across the country - suggesting a postcode lottery for young people with vision impairment (VI).

The research looked at young people's experiences of Careers Education Information, Advice & Guidance (CEIAG) support in mainstream education in England since the national Connexions Service ended and the duty to provide careers education passed from Local Authorities to individual schools and FE colleges.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Work Choice
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

DWP has published final statistics for the Work Choice programmne which finished delivery in October 2019.

You can read the statistics at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/work-choice-referrals-starts-and-job-outcomes-to-october-2019

 

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