supported employment

Report that builds on experience of supporting disabled people in the workplace, introduces new evidence about the labour market, and provides detailed policy analysis of the current employment support system. 

Case studies from SUSE members, and winners of the 2011 Scottish Business Diversity Awards.

This knowledge review aims to synthesise research evidence on the process and impact of vocational and training interventions that are employing recovery approaches, in community-based adult mental health services. This systematic review was published by EPPI-Centre in 2011.Systematic reviews aim to find as much as possible of the research relevant to the particular research questions, and use explicit methods to identify what can reliably be said on the basis of these studies.

This video is taken from the What Works: Putting Research into Practice conference held in Edinburgh, Surgeons Hall on the 17th March 2010. It shows the interview of Miles Rinaldi on how inter-agency co-operation is crucial to the successful vocational rehabilitation of those with mental health problems.

Briefing paper analysing the economic and financial case for Individual Placement and Support (IPS), a form of supported employment which helps mental health service users into paid competitive work. It concludes that IPS is more effective than any other form of vocational support in helping people into employment.

Report using the lived experience of disabled people to show the extent of the challenges and discrimination faced by disabled people in the UK. It concludes that disabled people must be much more involved in the processes of product and service design and that greater efforts must be made to change public perceptions of disabled people.

This paper looks at barriers to employment for people with mental health problems and at efforts that are being made to support their efforts to find and sustain work. Barriers include: stigma and discrimination; low expectations and a lack of resources; financial disincentives. There is some discussion of government policy and the Pathways to Work scheme.

Paper looking at ways to improve the prospects of offenders with mental health problems in the labour market. It is based on a review of published UK and US literature on how best to help offenders into employment.

Briefing paper explaining Individual Placement and Support (IPS), a method of helping people with mental health problems secure and maintain paid competitive employment. It outlines the evidence base for IPS and provides information on how to implement it.

The impact on earnings and employment of growing up in poverty. This report estimates the costs of child poverty in terms of reduced GDP, focusing on the lost earning potential of adults who have grown up in poverty.