Technology Use in Supported Employment
The APPG for Assistive Technology’s current report inquiry is exploring the use of technology in Supported Employment, and kindly sponsored by the Ian Karten Charitable Trust.
Supported Employment is a personalised model for supporting disabled people and other disadvantaged groups to secure and retain employment. Short-term work placements such as Supported Internships, traineeships and apprenticeships can help disabled people to achieve sustainable and paid employment. The model has support from policymakers, with the Government launching a scheme to double the number of Supported Internships in England by 2025, and a further £10.8 million scheme to incentivise local authorities to provide Supported Employment.
Chaired by Paul Maynard MP, this evidence session focuses on how we can enhance Supported Employment by mainstreaming the use of assistive and accessible technology (ATech) by disabled people in these roles through five themes identified in scoping for this report:
- - Best practice of technology use
- - Building awareness of technology
- - Technology use in employment and recruitment
- - Impact of digital and literacy skills of learners
- - Improving training and guidance
For more information about this session or this inquiry, please contact the lead researcher, Shamima Akhtar at shamima.akhtar [at] policyconnect.org.uk