Research

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

 

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Employer Engagement
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

This paper explores 25 literature reviews and experimental studies on interventions that (could) successfully lead to the integration of disabled persons into the competitive labour market. In spite of the wide scope of health conditions and background characteristics of disabled persons, it is able to identify several ‘incentive boosters’:

(1) work modifications and employer support;

(2) empowerment of, and interaction between the disabled person, the family (in case of severe disabilities), the employer, and other stakeholders;

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Disability employment gap, Job retention
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

This report, from Citizens Advice Bureau, sets out evidence on three key areas of employment rights in the redundancy process: fair redundancy processes, automatically unfair reasons for redundancy, and discrimination.

The report found that 1 in 6 (17%) of the working population are facing redundancy. But the findings also show this crisis is being faced unequally:

  • 1 in 4 disabled people (27%) are facing redundancy, rising to 37% for those people whose disability has a substantial impact on their activities
  • 1 in 2 people who are extremely clinically vulnerable to coronavirus (48%) are facing redundancy
  • 2 in 5 people with caring responsibilities (39%), either for children or vulnerable adults, are facing redundancy
  • 3 in 10 people with children under 18 (31%) are facing redundancy, compared to less than 1 in 10 (7%) of those who don’t have children under 18.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research, Web link

A high proportion of people with severe mental health problems are unemployed but would like to work. Individual Placement and Support (IPS) offers a promising approach to establishing people in paid employment. In a randomized controlled trial across six European countries, the economic case for IPS for people with severe mental health problems was investigated compared to standard vocational rehabilitation.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Social return on investment
Year of Publication: 
2020
Type: 
Research

The Mental Health and Employment Partnership (MHEP) Social Impact Bond (SIB) was  designed to create partnerships between agencies to drive innovation and collaboration. It sought to increase investment in Individual Placement Support (IPS) with the aim of better supporting unemployed people with severe and enduring mental health conditions back into employment.

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