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Supported Employment

Access to Work Fund

Access to Work Fund

28th Sep 2017 at 09:55

Young people on or about to start the work experience placement of a supported internship, or traineeship with a disability or health condition, can apply to the Department for Work and Pensions' Access to Work fund for the following...

Tags: Supported Employment, Guide, Supported Internships

Learning Example: Growing the learning from Project SEARCH

Learning Example: Growing the learning from Project SEARCH

15th Jun 2017 at 15:27

Project SEARCH first started in 2009 in a partnership between Fosseway School and the Royal United Hospital (RUH), Bath with external supported employment agencies. A second site started in the county a year later with Bath College as the education provider.

There are now 32 young people working at the RUH, and there is a follow-along job coach who is based at the hospital. The retention rate over five years is 87%

Tags: Employment, Supported Employment, Learning Example

Supported Employment National Occupational Standards

Supported Employment National Occupational Standards

17th May 2017 at 16:39

This standard is about enabling those people who have disabilities
and/or disadvantages to raise their aspirations and to make informed
decisions about employment. It also identifies how the supported
employment practitioner works with families, communities and other
partners to address their concerns and to enable prospective job seekers
to raise their aspirations for work.
In the context of this standard the term "job seeker" applies to an
individual seeking some form of supported employment.

Tags: Employment, Supported Employment, Guide

Supported internships and benefits

Supported internships and benefits

15th May 2017 at 16:30

The Department for Education (DfE) has published updated advice on supported internships called 'Supported internships: Advice for further education colleges, sixth forms in academies, maintained and non-maintained schools, independent specialist providers, other providers of study programmes and local authorities'. This advice is non-statutory, and has been produced to help recipients develop and offer supported internships.

Tags: Employment, Supported Employment, Guide, Supported Internships

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