Information relating to particular customer groups
Autism West Midlands aims to improve the quality of life for people with autistic spectrum disorders and is the principal provider of autism-specific services for children and adults in the West Midlands region.
NAS champions the rights and interests of all people with autism and aim to provide individuals with autism and their families with help, support and services that they can access, trust and rely upon and which can make a positive difference to their lives.
Turning Point provides services for people with complex needs, including those affected by drug and alcohol misuse, mental health problems and those with a learning disability
RNID offer a range of services for deaf and hard of hearing people and provide information and support on all aspects of deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus.
The British Institute of Learning Disabilities is working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.
As part of the Mental Health Foundation, the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities works to promote the rights, quality of life and opportunities of people with learning disabilities and their families.
Mencap is a national charitable body supporting people with a learning disability, their families and carers
United Response is a national charity supporting people with physical or learning disabilities within their local communities
Values Into Action is a Scottish charity that promotes rights choice and control for people with learning difficulties. They do not provide direct services but campaign, provide training and consultancy and conduct research into what does and doesn't work in people's lives.
The Valuing People Now website contains a wide range of information including a resource hub about learning disability and employment.
Health, Work and Well-being is a Government-led initiative to protect and improve the health and well-being of working age people. Founded on a growing evidence base that working is good for health, it brings together employers, unions, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders to promote the positive links between health and work and help more people with health conditions to find and stay in employment.
The centre works to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems by influencing policy and practice in mental health and related services.
Mental Health in Further Education (MHFE) is an e-network of professionals, practitioners and people with personal experience of mental health difficulties who have a common interest in improving:
* Mental healthdefinition and wellbeing in Further Education; and
* The opportunities and support available in learning and skills to people with experience of mental health difficulties.
The site contains over 3000 pages of resources.
MIND campaigns to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect.
NMHDU runs a range of Government-funded programmes to provide national support for implementing mental health policy by advising on national and international best practice to improve mental health and mental health services.
Richmond Fellowship is one of the biggest voluntary sector providers of mental health care in England, working with over 6,000 people towards the achievement of the best possible quality of life for each individual.
This website contains a range of information to help mental health practitioners and commissioners to provide timely and evidenced based vocational interventions for people with mental health conditions.
RNIB Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is a national charity offering information, support and advice to over two million people with sight loss.
Information and guidance for employers
An alliance of 800+ of the UK's top companies who are commited to improving their positive impact on society. They support regional employer networks.
The national network of Employer Coalitions operates in 10 locations throughout the UK. They unlock employers' expertise, energy and resource to meet employers' needs; up-skill and recruit individuals, particularly people disadvantaged in the labour market; and enhance employment and skills delivery systems.
EFD is an employers' organisation focused on disability as it affects business. Their mission is to enable companies to become disability confident by making it easier to recruit and retain disabled employees and to serve disabled customers.
Business Link is a free business advice and support service, available online and through local advisers. The website has a good section on equality and diversity.
HSE produces guidance for employers about managing stress at work and has practical steps to promote disability equality when managing health and safety.
MINDFUL EMPLOYER® is the work of a voluntary, informal network of employers and support organisations and is open to any employer in the UK, whether small, medium or large, private, public or voluntary sector.
This site contains advice and a range of tools to identify funding sources and access tenders. You can subscribe to a weekly newsletter on funding opportunities.
The National Development Team for Inclusion is a not-for-profit organisation concerned with promoting inclusion and equality for people who risk exclusion and who need support to lead a full life. They have a particular interest in issues around age, disability, mental health and children and young people.
The Low Pay Commission (LPC) is an independent statutory non departmental public body set up under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998 to advise the Government about the National Minimum Wage.
UKCES has an ambition to benefit employers, individuals and government by advising how improved employment and skills systems can help the UK become a world-class leader in productivity, in employment and in having a fair and inclusive society.
The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) represents all the directors of adult social services in England. It evolved from the former ADSS (Association of Directors of Social Services) when responsibilities for adults and children’s services within top tier local authorities were split between two new departments - the one for adults and the other for children.
The association for local authorities in Scotland
The LGA is a voluntary membership body and our 422 member authorities cover every part of England and Wales. Together they represent over 50 million people and spend around £113 billion a year on local services. They include county councils, metropolitan district councils, English unitary authorities, London boroughs and shire district councils, along with fire authorities, police authorities, national park authorities and passenger transport authorities.
The Welsh Local Government Association represents the interests of local authorities in Wales.
ACE is the national umbrella group for providers in Australia
APSE is the national umbrella body for the United States
CASE is the national umbrella body for providers in Canada
Danish Association for Supported Employment
EUSE is a Europe-wide body for national supported employment associations
IASE is the national supported employment association for Ireland
NIUSE is the national supported employment association for Northern Ireland
Asociación Española de Empleo con Apoyo is the national supported employment association for Spain
SUSE Scotland is the umbrella group for supported employment providers in Scotland
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