Friday 23 March, Crowne Plaza NEC, Birmingham
Personal budgets are now being used widely as a way to provide more personalised services to disabled people. This conference examines how supported employment can be funded through the use of personal budgets.
Looking at evidence-based practice and the experience of several pilot projects, the day will feature a range of presentations and discussion workshops that will describe the opportunities and challenges for commissioners, disabled people and supported employment providers.
Employment is not the responsibility of any single service, department or agency. The employment rates of people with learning disabilities and autism will only improve if there is a shared expectation that more people can have access to work – and if adjustments are made in the way that services work together to achieve this.
The business case for investment in supported employment proposes a shift of resources into tailored job support that demonstrates personalisation in action.
Outcomes for delegates
- Employment support providers
- Children and adult social care
- Jobseekers who have a learning disability
- Family and carers of potential jobseekers
- Further education providers
- Transition workers
- Secondary school staff
- Job coaches
- Disabled jobseekers, including people
with a learning disability and people
At the end of this conference delegates
- an understanding of what worked and
what didn’t within the Right to Control
and Jobs First pilot areas
- an understanding of how personal
budgets work for the jobseeker
- an understanding of the challenges
involved in establishing personal budgets
within specialist employment support
- an understanding of the potential of
personal budgets in increasing the
numbers of people with learning disability
and autism being employed.