Knowledge Base

The knowledge base is a free source of information both for supported employment and for disability / employment support generally. In addition to contributions from BASE and its member organisations, the knowledge base also acts as an archive for initiatives such as Valuing People Now.

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Format: 2017
Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Individual Placement & Support (IPS), Supported employment, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This study, published by EASPD, assesses the literature review of cost-benefit analyses from a taxpayer perspective of the labour market inclusion of persons with disabilities. It includes an extensive and structured overview of global literature over the last 30 years. 

The main findings are that:

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Transition, Supported Internships, Work experience
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This report is about the current provision and operational practice of work experience and work-related activities at schools and colleges in England.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Autism, Supported Internships
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

When given the right supports and training, a new study from USA suggests that nearly all young people with autism who qualify for supported employment can learn to excel on the job.

9 out of 10 transition-age youths with autism who participated in an intensive job training program were working part-time earning at least minimum wage three months after graduating high school. What’s more, 87% were still working after 12 months.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Sickness absence, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Report

IPPR has published a report addressing the high numbers of people leaving work as a result of acquiring a disability or long term health condition. The report, Working Well: a plan to reduce long term sickness absence, makes the case for a new 'Fit Pay' policy that would give employers the incentive to work with staff to keep them healthy and in work.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Jobcentre Plus, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

DWP's Dynamic Purchasing System is used to purchase local support for individuals and groups of customer. The attached presentation describes how it works. 

Providers must register at http://bravosolution.co.uk and upload a Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) before submitting details of their offer. It is recomended that providers seeking to upload Supported Employment as a single intervention enter it as one of the routeway provisions.

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This study was commissioned by the West Midlands Mental Health Commission, a task force set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), to assess the current costs of mental ill health and current service provision across the region. It was led by the Health Services Management Centre at the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Centre for Mental Health.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Education & training, Autism
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Best practice

Finding Work,  a digital workbook published by National Autistic Society, is available to download for free. 

Topics: 
Access To Work
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Guidance

Access to Work is now using a specific medical form in connection with claims for travel to work. The new form can be completed by someone that knows the individual really well, giving a clear indication why the person needs support with Travel to Work. Once completed this then needs to be signed by a medical professional to verify that the information is accurate. This could be the GP, Practice Nurse, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Learning Disability Nurse but it can’t be signed by a non-medical person such as Social Worker or Support worker.

Publisher: 
Charities
Topics: 
Sensory impairment
Year of Publication: 
2017
Type: 
Research

This longitudinal research project was designed in 2009 by a team from RNIB and VICTAR (Visual Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research at the University of Birmingham). The key objectives of the project are:

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Supported employment, Disability employment gap, Disability Confident
Year of Publication: 
2016
Type: 
Research

The Learning and Work Institute was commissioned by Brighton & Hove’s Equalities and Inclusion Partnership (EquIP) to conduct research into the barriers to employment, volunteering and skills development for disabled people and individuals with long term health conditions in Brighton & Hove, and to provide recommendations on how the council and their partners can remove such barriers, so that disabled people in Brighton & Hove are able to compete effectively for jobs and maintain employment and/or volunteering opportunities. 

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