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ONS publishes Life Opportunities Survey Interim Report
The interim findings of a major survey, which explores disability in terms of social barriers to participation, is published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Supporting people with work related benefits issues
Fear of losing welfare benefits is one of the main concerns that people with learning difficulties have when thinking about paid work. With the right help and support, this doesn't need to be the barrier that people often think. If you would like more information on supporting people on this, please click on the attachment below:-
Supported employment training course evaluations
In partnership with ENABLE Scotland and SCLD, we have provided core supported employment training to staff working in the employability field for people with disabilities. The courses that we deliver are:-
- Employment planning (vocational profiling)
- Marketing (employer engagement)
- Systematic instructional techniques
Please see Our Training for more information.
Guides to help people with learning difficulties move into self-employment
In July 2009, The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities released a suite of online products to encourage people to consider self-employment and to help them to set up their own business. The guides and spreadsheets are part of the charity’s In Business programme.
There are an estimated 800,000 adults with learning disabilities of working age, of whom only 11% have a paid job - often a part-time one.
In Business aims help make self-employment a viable route into work for people with learning disabilities.
To visit the Foundation's website and look at the guides, click here
North Lanarkshire Employment evaluation
Steve Beyer of the Welsh Centre for Learning Disability published some interesting research on the North Lanarkshire Supported Employment Service in 2007. It shows that that people in work have much more money in their pockets each week but also that it is a cheaper option for local authorities than traditional services. To find out more, click on the attachment below.
A Self Evaluation Tool for Supported Employment Services
From the research carried out by Julie Ridley and Susan Hunter in 2007 which made recommendations to commissioners, VIAS has developed a self-evaluation tool. By using this, you can identify the strengths and development needs of your service in terms of what commissioners are looking for in supported employment services.
Click on the attachment below to view the self evaluation tool.
SUSE - A Blueprint for Supported Employment
The Scottish Union of Supported Employment have developed a supported employment blueprint. If you would like to read it, please click on the attachment below:-