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VALUING EMPLOYMENT NOW. 4 th March 2010 Susan Underhill. The Strategy. Valuing Employment Now was launched in June 2009 It is a cross government strategy to radically increase the numbers of people with learning disabilities into employment by 2025.

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VALUING EMPLOYMENT NOW

4th March 2010

Susan Underhill


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The Strategy

  • Valuing Employment Now was launched in June 2009

  • It is a cross government strategy to radically increase the numbers of people with learning disabilities into employment by 2025.

  • Focus on people with moderate to severe learning disabilities.


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Understanding the Need for Change

  • For non-disabled people of working age employment levels arecurrently at more than 80%

  • " For disabled people employment levels are at 47% (up from 38%a decade ago – Valuing People Now: Three Year Strategy2009)

  • " For people with learning disabilities employment levels, for paidwork, remain disappointingly low. Less than 10% known toservices, and of these only half are in employment as defined bythe DWP.

  • 65% of people with learning disabilities would like to have a job


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Overarching Principles of the Strategy

  • If real disability equality is to be achieved work needs no longer to be seen as optional. The default must be that everyone will have the chance to get a job.

  • Work means real jobs in the open market that are paid at the prevailing wage or – Self Employment

  • As many people as possible working at least 16 hours per week because this is the point at which they are better off.

  • People with profound and complex disabilities should not be excluded from the world of work.

  • Delivering change will need strong leadership at all levels.


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Economic and Financial Realities

  • No new funding. The emphasis is on making better use of existing funding for adults with learning disabilities

  • More effective use of existing resources including education, adult learning and employment support.

  • Local authorities will be encouraged to refocus spend on adult day services to supported employment and review and align provision under their new learning funding responsibilities.


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Valuing Employment Now –What needs to happen?

  • Changing attitudes

    • Growing the presumption of employability from an early age

    • Joint Working for individual employment paths

      • Close partnership working and aligning of funding streams

    • Better work preparation at school and college

      • Foundation Learning, better work experience opportunities

    • The role of Personal budgets and social care

      • Personal budgets can and should be used to support adults with learning disabilities into work

    • Increasing high quality job coaching


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The Delivery Plan

  • At national level a Cross-Government Delivery Team will report to the Minister for Disabled People and the Minister for Care Services as well as the national cross-government Learning Disability Programme Board.

  • At regional level Deputy Regional Directors for Social Care and regional Valuing People Leads will coordinate delivery and support local areas.

  • At local level Learning Disability Partnership Boards will include progress on this strategy as part of their annual reports London Skills and Employment Board


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Valuing Employment Now - What’s Happening Now?

  • Getting a Life programme

    • Running in 10 Local Authority Areas

  • Project Search

  • Access to Work

  • New Work Choice programme

  • Foundation Learning

  • Local Authority Commissioning for 19 -25


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Valuing Employment Now –Discussion

What are the challenges to delivering Valuing Employment Now?

  • How can we raise expectations?

  • How can we provide better and more effective work experience?

  • How can a partnership approach increase opportunities for sustainable paid employment?


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Valuing Employment Now –Discussion

  • What are the challenges to delivering Valuing Employment Now?

  • How can we raise expectations?

  • How can we provide meaningful work experience

  • How can a partnership approach increase opportunities for sustainable paid employment?


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Find out more

The following websites will give you more information on some of the projects and programmes outlined in this programme:

Valuing Employment Now - Strategy

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_101401

Valuing Employment Now – Delivery Plan

http://www.officefordisability.gov.uk/docs/wor/pro/ven-delivery.pdf

Real Roles website

http://www.realroles.co.uk/

Project Search

http://www.officefordisability.gov.uk/working/project-search.php

Getting a Life

http://www.gettingalife.org.uk/

Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities

http://www.learningdisabilities.org.uk/


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Susan Underhill

JH Consulting

0791 808 8194

[email protected]


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