Report

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
BASE, Training, Disability, Education & training, Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

This document brings together our policy aims for the disability and employment sector. The document was updated in 2016 by the National Executive Committee.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Disability, Disability employment gap, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Report

The Work and Pensions Select Committee has launched an inquiry into the Government’s commitment to halve the "disability employment gap" – the difference in employment rates between disabled and non-disabled people. The inquiry will assesses the scale of the challenge and the likely effectiveness of the Government’s employment support and benefit policies in achieving this goal.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Learning disability employment policy in England was led by the Valuing Employment Now (VEN) Team until it was disbanded in April 2010. Employment policy is now led by the Valuing People Now team. Only 6.4% of people with a significant disability are in paid employment in England (2010). Valuing Employment Now was published in June 2009 and is the main cross-Government policy document for England.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Recruitment
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Report

The Youth Employment Index, produced by Price Waterhouse Cooper in collaboration with the Youth Futures Foundation, provides an important tool to measure, benchmark and monitor progress across the OECD in employing and training young people. This is key to identifying challenges and opportunities in specific economies.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Strategy, Third sector
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Report

In June 2020, the Prime Minister commissioned Danny Kruger MP - now the Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - to develop proposals to sustain the community response to COVID-19 and set out how civil society can contribute to levelling up. The Government has now responded to Danny Kruger's report.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Benefits, DWP, Disability
Year of Publication: 
2022
Type: 
Report

Parliament has published a briefing paper on disability welfare benefit assessments.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) uses third-party contractors to provide health and disability assessments to inform decisions about benefits. The Centre for Health and Disability Assessments (CDHA), a subsidiary of Maximus, holds the contract under which assessments are carried out for various benefits, including Work Capability Assessments (WCAs) for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Universal Credit.

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Education & training
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The House of Lords Select Committe on Youth Unemployment has produced a report, Skills for Every Young Person. The Committee was appointed to make recommendations on youth unemployment, education and skills. Its report focusses on these key areas and also makes wider recommendations about apprenticeships, careers guidance and inequality in the labour market.

 

Key recommendations

The report's main conclusions and recommendations are:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The Government has published the National Disability Strategy. The strategy contains a range of proposals covering education, employment, housing, transport, leisure and access to services.

 

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Assistive technology
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology has published its latest report, new report, Talent & Technology: Building bridges to employment for disabled people.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism, Strategy
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The government has published a new national autism strategy. Backed by nearly £75 million in the first year, it aims to speed up diagnosis and improve support and care for autistic people. The funding includes £40 million through the NHS Long Term Plan to improve capacity in crisis services and support children with complex needs in inpatient care.

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