disabled people

Journeys back into work: A series of case studies on the subject of supported employment

The inequality between disabled people’s employment rates and those of the general population is stark. Despite improved legislation and various employability initiatives to tackle the disparity, little progress has been made in increasing the level and quality of disabled people’s labour market participation.

The stories provide a picture of the outcomes that supported employment can achieve, both for the clients of supported employment services, and for employers.

Work in progress: rethinking employment support for disabled people

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. 

Ending the other care crisis: making the case for investment in preventative care and support for disabled adults

Document that argues that in the Spending Review in June the Government must invest at least £1.2 billion to address the funding gap facing disabled adults.

It draws on compelling new research from Deloitte which shows that an investment in preventative social care delivers returns for national and local government, the NHS, individuals and carers. It also ensures a modernised care system that promotes independence and prevents people having to enter crisis point to get this vital support.

Squeezed out: counting the real cost of the bedroom tax

Report that outlines the key findings of a survey into people’s views and concerns about bedroom tax and other changes to housing benefit in Scotland. It reveals the potentially devastating impact of one of the most controversial welfare reforms on the lives of disabled people and their families.

Scottish Government equality outcomes: disability evidence review

Paper is one of a series written to inform the development of equality outcomes for the Scottish Government. Guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) states that a range of relevant evidence relating to equality groups and communities should be used to help set equality outcomes that are likely to make the biggest difference in tackling inequalities.

A fair society? How the cuts target disabled people

Report written on behalf of the Campaign for a Fair Society, which analyses the impact of the cuts on disabled people.

User-driven commissioning

Report on an informal programme to establish, support and strengthen user-driven commissioning in six local sites by focusing on three complementary stepping stones.

Doing services differently: local innovations for disabled people and their families

Report commissioned by Scope that is informed by the ideas and reflections of disabled people and the actions that commissioners and providers are taking. It argues that by focusing on innovation as a force for social change, local authorities and the voluntary sector can together improve the lives of disabled people and their families. It celebrates social innovation in local services, showcasing and sharing ideas that better enable disabled people to lead social change.

Protecting disabled children: thematic inspection

Thematic inspection which was commissioned to evaluate the effectiveness of work to protect disabled children and young people at all stages from early support to the identification of and response to child protection concerns.

It examined the actions taken to ensure the protection of disabled children and young people, identifying the key factors which promoted effective protection and the barriers to achieving this.