April 2012

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Project Search, Traineeships
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Video clip

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has produced a website giving details of their supported traineeships scheme, run in conjunction with Manchester College and Pure Innovations Ltd.

Their Project Search based training and employment programme helped 6 young people find permanent jobs in the Trust in 2010-11 and successfully complete their City & Guilds Certificate in Personal Progression through Employment.

http://traineeships.cmft.nhs.uk/

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Mental health
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance

New Economy Manchester has produced a series of toolkits around mental health and work for individuals, employers and health professionals. This toolkits have been designed to help support employees with a mental health condition to remain in employment and were produced as part of a European funded PROGRESS project.

http://neweconomymanchester.com/stories/1446

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

The Learning Disability Coalition has published the results of its third annual survey of local authorities which reveal huge cutbacks to local authority care. The local authority data is supported by information from people with learning disabilities and service providers revealing a stark picture of the reality of day-to-day living with a learning disability in England in 2012. The results of all three surveys show a social care system under extreme strain with local authorities desperate for reform of both the practice and funding of social care in order to relieve the current crisis.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Research

Mental health is key to everyone’s well-being. It affects our relationships, our work and our overall happiness. But at any one time, one in six people are suffering from mental health problems. This costs society £67bn every year—as much as the government has recently spent bailing out UK banks.