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: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personal budgets, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Report

This is the interim report into the Jobs First initiative; a pilot where seven sites tested the purchasing of specialist employment support using personal budgets.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Social care, Policy, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2008
Type: 
Report

Valuing People Now is the Government's three-year big plan to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities and their families. It covers all aspects of life, including health, housing, getting a paid job, personalisation, transition, advocacy, hate crime and relationships. All people with a learning disability are people first with the right to lead their lives like any others, with the same opportunities and responsibilities, with the same dignity and respect. This strategy is inclusive of those groups who are least often heard and most often excluded. These groups include

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Transition, Personalisation, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice, Report

This document sets out best practice in transition planning for young people with learning disabilities. It shows what needs to change in order to improve the life chance outcomes for this group of young people, and suggests ways to make these changes. The outcomes focus on the Valuing People Now priorities of health, housing, social inclusion and employment.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Equality & Diversity, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice

This case study was produced by the Valuing People Now team.

Publisher: 
Commissions & Regulatory Organisations, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Health and Safety
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Easy read

This is a report written by the Health and Safety Executive and the Disability Rights Commission. It shows how employers can work together to make everyone safer.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Welfare reform, Learning disabilities, Equality & Diversity, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2010
Type: 
Easy read

This easy read document raises awareness about the role of work in people's lives and expectations that people with disabilities should want to work.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Equality & Diversity, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Easy read

This document gives easy read information about the benefits of working over 16 hours per week.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Equality & Diversity, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Easy read

This document provides information about supported employment in an easy read format.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Transition, Disability, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2009
Type: 
Report

This report presents feedback and learning from the 2008 regional employability conferences organised by the Learning and Skills Council and NIACE.

Publisher: 
Central Government, Valuing People Now
Topics: 
Learning disabilities, Personalisation, Project Search, Supported employment
Year of Publication: 
2011
Type: 
Best practice, Report

The Government commissioned independent external evaluations of each of the three demonstration projects, Getting A Life, Jobs First and Project Search. The purpose of this paper is to give an overview of the evaluations and draw together some of the key themes that will come out of the research.

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