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Employment Support for Disabled People

Published: 18/01/12

The National Development Team for Inclusion have been granted funding from the National Institute for Health Research‟s School of Social Care Research (SSCR) to carry out a two year study into the cost effectiveness of different models of employment support for disabled people, including those with mental health problems.

A recent review carried out by NDTi shows that evidence around employment support is currently very patchy, especially looking across different client groups. Through addressing this research gap we hope to enable people who commission employment support to make more informed choices and decisions.

NDTi Chief Executive Rob Greig said:
“Whilst there is good evidence that some types of employment support such as IPS and supported employment are more effective than others, evidence on value for money and likely outcomes from investment in different approaches is limited and certainly not shared and applied across client groups. This research aims to help fill those gaps and so enable commissioners to better understand how to get best value from the money they spend on employment services”.

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