slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Disability and Labour Force Attachment: Assessing and Responding to the Needs of Saskatchewan Social Assistance Clients PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Disability and Labour Force Attachment: Assessing and Responding to the Needs of Saskatchewan Social Assistance Clients

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 21

Disability and Labour Force Attachment: Assessing and Responding to the Needs of Saskatchewan Social Assistance Clients - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 85 Views
  • Uploaded on

Disability and Labour Force Attachment: Assessing and Responding to the Needs of Saskatchewan Social Assistance Clients. Employment and Income Assistance Division Saskatchewan Community Resources and Employment Welfare to Work: The Next Generation St. John’s, Newfoundland

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Disability and Labour Force Attachment: Assessing and Responding to the Needs of Saskatchewan Social Assistance Clients' - ata


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Disability and Labour Force Attachment:Assessing and Responding to the Needs of Saskatchewan Social Assistance Clients

Employment and Income Assistance Division

Saskatchewan Community Resources and Employment

Welfare to Work: The Next Generation

St. John’s, Newfoundland

November 16-18, 2003

overview
Overview
  • Report key findings from 2001 surveys of social assistance clients and employers
  • Describe emerging disability income security policy framework
  • Introduce new service responses to disability in Saskatchewan
2001 disability research
2001 Disability Research
  • Survey of social assistance clients
    • Determine prevalence and characteristics of disability in SA population
    • Telephone interviews with 1,764 SA clients
    • PALS limitation-based disability definition
  • Survey of Saskatchewan employers
    • Determine employer needs & perceptions with respect to hiring people with disabilities
    • Mail survey of 298 employers
survey of employers recognize social benefits
Survey of employers - Recognize social benefits . . .
  • “It is important for our company to have a workforce that reflects society.” (65% agree)
  • “Universal access in the workplace would benefit everyone.” (57% agree)
  • “Persons with disabilities have potential that is not being used by our company.” (50% agree)
survey of employers but have productivity and cost concerns
Survey of employers - . . . but have productivity and cost concerns
  • “Persons with disabilities are more limited in the kinds of jobs they can do.” (83% agree)
  • “Persons with disabilities would be more challenging to supervise.” (60% agree)
  • “Persons with disabilities won’t be able to keep up with co-workers.” (50% agree)
  • “It would be expensive for our company to hire more people with disabilities.” (43% agree)
emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
Emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
  • Based on citizenship ideal
    • Views disability as natural and normative state.
    • Support and accommodation is right of citizenship not privilege bestowed by better off.
    • Goal must be to foster full participation in education, employment, and community life.
    • Mutual obligation: People with disabilities have obligation to contribute to economic and social life within limits of abilities.
emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities1
Emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
  • Key principles:
    • Focus on ability
      • Abandon categorical, all-or-nothing benefits in favour of graduated approaches.
      • New benefits to be administered on the basis of functional impact of disability.
    • Promote self-direction and management
      • Flexible supports to meet individual needs.
      • PWD to become active participants rather than passive participants.
emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities2
Emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
  • Key principles (continued):
    • Separate disability supports from welfare
      • Avoid steep welfare tax back rates.
      • Support people with disabilities along a continuum of labour force involvement.
      • Introduce opportunities for greater tailoring of benefits.
    • Encourage mainstream delivery
      • Reduce marginalization by buttressing mainstream programs.
emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities3
Emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
  • Progress to date:
    • Developing functional impact assessments
      • High priority, still in process.
      • Literature review commissioned.
      • Current focus is on health and housing impacts.
    • Extended health benefits
      • Beginning July 2003, sup. health coverage automatically extended to PWD leaving SA for employment.
      • SA-level coverage for individual, spouse and dependents.
emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities4
Emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
  • Progress to date (continued):
    • Disability employment supports
      • Introduced in 2002, significantly expanded in 2003.
      • Based on caseworker assessment of need (no medical reports, no self-declarations).
      • Support available for as long as required (no time limit).
      • Decisions regarding eligible support are wide-open (with exception of significant workplace retrofitting).
emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities5
Emerging income security policy framework for people with disabilities
  • Disability employment supports (continued)
    • Includes:
      • Work site accommodations
      • Job redesign/Job carving assistance
      • Productivity supports
      • Job maintenance support
      • Job mentoring
      • Job coaching
      • Work assessments
for more information
For more information
  • Detailed reports from 2001 disability research available on department website - www.dcre.gov.sk.ca/publications/majordocuments.html
  • Or contact Doug Scott
    • Ph: 306-787-0626
    • E-mail: dscott@dcre.gov.sk.ca
  • Questions?