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The organisation and outcomes of supported employment in Britain

Beyer, Stephen Richard, Kilsby, Mark Stephen and Shearn, Julia 1999. The organisation and outcomes of supported employment in Britain. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 12 (3) , pp. 137-146.

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Abstract

The study involved a questionnaire survey of all Supported Employment Agencies in Great Britain. The Agencies who responded (numbering 101 or 48%) supported in jobs, 90.3% those supported worked for under 16 hours per week and 30% small amount up to limits allowing them to retain their welfare benefit income. Of supported workers, 78% employment. Job Coach support was found to fall over time to a mean of one hour per week by the eighth month of work while mean hours worked remained stable in the first year at around 16 hours per week. A cost : benefit analysis showed workers gained {\pounds}2.47 for every {\pounds}1 they lost in taking up employment, and taxpayers received 43p back in savings for each {\pounds}1 invested.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Uncontrolled Keywords: Supported Employment, cost ; benefit, financial outcomes
Publisher: IOS Press
ISSN: 1052-2263
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 15:01
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45428

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