January 2015

Preparing for Adulthood has announced two action learning events for organisations that are planning or delivering supported internships. The events, to take place in Birmingham (9 March) and London (13 March), will be delivered by Kathy Melling and details are on the attached flyer.

A number of organisations are inviting expressions of interest from providers who are interested in working with them to deliver the Specialist Employment Support contract being tendered by DWP. Details of each will be posted on this page.

DWP has published the latest quarterly statistics on the number of people being helped and continuing to benefit from Access to Work up to 30 September 2014. * 28,580 individuals were helped through Access to Work between 1 April 2014 and 30 September 2014 * 7,000 individuals continued to benefit from Access to Work between 1 April 2014 and 30 September 2014 This release also provides data on the number of individuals helped through Access to Work by financial year between April 2007 to March 2014. Data is broken down by a number of categories including:

Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) has launched new advice for councils on meeting Care Act 2014 requirements to ensure people, families and carers lead development of their own care and support plans.