July 2012

Publisher: 
Policy & research organisations
Topics: 
Commissioning, Supported employment, Individual Placement & Support (IPS)
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

This report, produced by the National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) for the School for Social Care Research (SSCR), summarises the economic evidence around employment supports for disabled people (including those with mental health problems).

Publisher: 
BASE
Topics: 
Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

This briefing paper gives an overview of a pilot project being run in Stockport in 2012 by Stockport MBC and Pure Innovations. The project is supported by BASE and is trying a new way of funding using individual budgets as part of the Mancvhester Right to Control Partnership. It uses a combination of upfront funding and payment by results, paid in two stages through individual budgets.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Commissioning
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

This report, from the London Mental Health and Employment Partnership, summarises the case for coordinated action to support healthy workplaces, provide support for individuals with mental illness to retain employment, and to develop routes into work for those already excluded because of mental health problems.

Publisher: 
Other organisations
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Care leavers, Ex-offenders, Apprenticeships
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Report

The Vulnerable Learner Apprenticeship Project (VLP) is a pilot funded through Kent County Council (KCC) focussing on early intervention for 4 groups of vulnerable people aged 16 to 24 years, considered ‘NEET’. The cohorts are i) Young Parents ii) Young People with Learning and/or Physical Disabilities and/or Mental Health Issues iii) Young Offenders iv) Looked After Children Leaving Care.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism, Commissioning, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Guidance

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence has published guidelines around support for people with autism. The guidelines cover the recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum and includes a large section on supported employment. It recommends psychosocial interventions focused on life skills 7.9.8.1 For adults with autism without a learning disability or with a mild learning disability, who are having difficulty obtaining or maintaining employment, consider an individual supported employment programme.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Autism, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Research, Web link

Improving Health and Lives has published a "ratings atlas" of Local Authority self-assessment of services for people with autism in 2010/2011. The aim of the exercise was to establish a baseline position against which to monitor progress in the implementation of the autism strategy, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives. The results cover a wide range of aspects of local authorities’ awareness of the position and problems of people with autism as well as the services they are providing to meet these. The Department’s Self Assessment template focused on seven intended outcomes: