October 2012

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Mental health, Health & Wellbeing
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Research

This research is the first national study dedicated to examining the psychological health and wellbeing of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) claimants. The study was designed to inform policy on supporting unemployed people with different levels of psychological health to access services, seek jobs and return to work. Conclusions The findings indicate that common mental disorders contribute to poorer employment outcomes, because by their nature, they erode beliefs about abilities and optimism about the future. But entering employment can support recovery.

Publisher: 
Central Government
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Equality & Diversity
Year of Publication: 
2012
Type: 
Research, Web link

The Improving Health and Lives website has details of employment rates for people with a learning disability across England. The site has an interactive map that details local employment rates and trends and allows comparison with other boroughs. The data is taken from the 2011 reports. http://www.improvinghealthandlives.org.uk/numbers/paidemployment/maps-11/