supported employment

Securing employment for offenders with mental health problems : towards a better way

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.

Doing what works : individual placement and support into employment (Briefing 37)

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.

Study of the workforce and employment issues surrounding self-directed support

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.

A working life for all disabled people: the supported employment framework for Scotland - main report

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).