Employment

Lives – not services

In a tough environment of budget reductions, workforce problems and provider struggles, Rose Trustam reports from three conferences focusing on the positive:  community development, real achievement and evidencing  what works. (NB Full conference reports available to subscribers on the website home page) Commissioners conference (www.ncctc.co.uk) Margaret Willcox (President elect of ADAAS) stressed the need to ‘really put the individual at the centre of working out their needs and controlling their care, with a system of care and support designed with their full involvement and tailored to meet their unique needs.…

BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)’s 11th conference November 2016

Work, health and disability: improving lives The Department of Work & Pensions’ Green Paper was the main topic of the discussion at BASE (British Association of Supported Employment)’s 11th conference attended by Rosemary Trustam. The conference reflected BASE’s unwavering passionate and committed championing of supported employment.…

Nothing much happened… and that’s very exciting

TV programmes reviewed by Simon Jarrett   The Missing  BBC 1 Series 2                  Pointless BBC 1            Series 16, episodes 13 & 14 The events of the BBC’s excellent second series of The Missing centre on a British army base in Germany.…

Giving small organisations a platform

Gillian Parker reports on the recent BASE conference. ————————————————————————————————————————————————– BASE – The British Association of Supported Employment – is an independent association whose members help find jobs for people with disabilities. Supported Employment is built on the social model of disability.…

British Association of Supported Employment Conference LEEDS 9-10 September

Don’t delay BOOK NOW. Now more than ever we need the up-to-date information on helping people into employment and the good practice sharing of this conference. British Association of Supported Employment 2015 Conference…

Getting to work in the Dolphins’ Den

Dolphins’ Den is an innovative project to help people set up a business or community project. Andrew Bright, whose idea this was, explains how it works.   I came up with the idea of Dolphins’ Den after being frustrated about the lack of employment opportunities for people with learning disabilities.…

What does it take to ‘blow the whistle’?

There is a law to protect whistle blowers but it is less protective, if, as a last resort, they go to the press. Elinor Harbridge reports.   Here’s a question to ponder. Would we all be thinking about the 3,000-plus people locked up in so called assessment and treatment units if the nurse at Winterbourne View had not blown the whistle on the scandalous conditions there?…

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