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: 
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.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Health & Wellbeing, In-work support
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The Government has published its response to ‘Health is Everyone’s Business’; the 2019 consultation on different ways in which government and employers can take action to reduce ill health-related job loss.

Chapter 1 sets out how government will provide employers with access to good quality information and advice.

Chapter 2 outlines government plans to support employers and employees during sickness absence.

Chapter 3 covers Statutory Sick Pay (SSP).

Publisher: 
Parliament
Topics: 
Recruitment, Work and Pensions Committee
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The Work and Pensions Committee has published its first inquiry report on DWP's preparation for changes in the world of work. The report calls on the Government to develop a comprehensive long-term strategy on how it will prepare for changes in the world of work brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

They say that technological changes in the workplace risk having an uneven impact on different groups of workers and the Government must be more proactive in planning ahead to avoid people being excluded from jobs and worker protections.

While the Committee concludes that it is not likely that new technology will lead to mass unemployment, it warns that the creation of new jobs and loss of others will be uneven across sectors and across different groups of workers.

The Government must ensure that any changes do not exacerbate existing inequalities, with younger people, disabled people, women, and people from some ethnic minorities particularly at risk of missing out on jobs.

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: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Disability
Year of Publication: 
2021
Type: 
Report

The ‘I already have a job…’ report, by Chronic Illness Inclusion and Leeds University Business School, sets out how government, employers and the benefits system are failing millions of people in the UK with Energy Limiting Chronic Illnesses (ELCIs). 

Although one in three disabled people of working age experiences problems with stamina, breathing or fatigue, the report says that their needs are not reflected in the workplace, in legislation, or by disability assessments like the Work Capability Assessment (WCA). 

Despite ELCIs affecting almost 5 million adults in the UK, these people are hidden within disability-related policies because their lived experiences of illness and impairment is widely misunderstood, often discredited, denied and disbelieved.

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