This research draws on the experience of 64 people across Scotland to highlight factors that helped and hindered their recovery from long-term mental health problems.
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.
Report that presents the findings of a study of the workforce and employment issues surrounding Self-Directed Support (SDS) carried out by Reid Howie Associates for the Scottish Government between March and September 2009.
Self-Directed Support (SDS) provides funding for people to arrange support to meet some, or all of their assessed community care needs, instead of receiving services directly provided by a public body. Most people use the money to employ a personal assistant (PA) and/or to buy support from a service provider.
This framework focuses on how Scottish Government policies can help support disabled people into sustainable work in mainstream employment.
It recognises that successful implementation must be underpinned by effective partnership working both at a national and local level. Consistency of delivery model, service standards, workforce training and sustainable funding are also crucial to its success.
The framework acknowledges the wider employability context and recognises the UK programmes that are already funded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).