June 2011

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Benefits
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

The Centre for Social Justice 370 page report with proposals for overhauling and simplifying the welfare benefits system.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

A report by the Mental Health Network, London School of Economics, NHS Confederation and Royal College of Psychiatrists has called for increased investment in mental health employment support, a focus on research, tackling stigma and greater use of individual placement support. The report calls for a longer term approach to improving support while suggesting areas for efficiency gains.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Supply chain contracting, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report, Research

This report considers the New York experience through the findings of a study team comprising officials from the DWP and researchers from Pricewaterhouse Coopers. It summarises New York's experience of the prime provider model and sets out lessons for the UK.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, DWP, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Framework

Working our way to better mental health is a Great Britain-wide strategy addressing wellbeing at work for all and better employment results for people with mental health conditions both in and out of work.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Policy
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

Work, Recovery and Inclusion sets out a high level vision and series of commitments to support people in contact with secondary mental health services into work. The key message of Work, Recovery and Inclusion is that work is good for mental health and is central to recovery for those with mental health conditions.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Equality & Diversity, Policy, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Consultation

The government ran a consultation on the Right to Control Trailblazers regulations from 25 February to 26 May 2010. The regulations provide a more detailed framework for how the Trailblazers will deliver the Right to Control. The consultation is now closed.

Also included is the Government's response.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Disability, Equality & Diversity, Policy, Personalisation
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Consultation

The government ran a consultation from 11 June to 30 September 2009 on the new right to give disabled people more control over the funding they receive. The consultation is now closed. Also included is the Government response.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Access To Work, DWP
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report, Research

Evaluation of Access to Work: Core Evaluation

Evaluation of Access to Work: Individual Budget pilot strand

Evaluation of Access to Work: Ministerial Government Departments

The evaluation has three elements:
an overall evaluation of AtW, the core evaluation;
an exploration of the effects of the decision that ministerial government departments (MGD) should pay for their own in-work support, previously paid for by AtW;
a consideration of employment support (including AtW provision) within Individual Budget pilot (IBP) areas.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Social care
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Consultation

Response to the consultation on the revision of the Fair Access to Care Services guidance to support councils to determine eligibility for social care services.

Also included is the original consultation and the outcomes document.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning, Social care, Health & Wellbeing
Type: 
Guidance

The Mental Health Commissioners Friend (MHCF) was first published in 2005 as part of a range of guidance documents produced by the National Primary and Care Trust Development Programme (NatPaCT). It was intended to assist PCTs and Local Authorities (LAs) to develop their skills, expertise and knowledge in relation to commissioning mental health services. Since its' publication there have been a number of legislative, policy, guidance and organisational changes. Many of these have been within the NHS, although some have also been in the LA environment.

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