Supported Employment Past, Present & Future

Glasgow March 2013
Margaret Haddock
EUSE President
EUSE - Past
Formed in 1993
Several National Associations Formed
Spread the Model of Supported Employment
 Conferences
 Quality Standards (2005)
 Supported Employment Toolkit (2010) – 11 Position papers 5 How to
 Supported Employment Study – for EU and in partnership with,
COWI, Work Research Institute (Norway) and all National
 Revised Articles of Association – President and up to 4 Vice
 Scholarship
 President – 3 Vice Presidents representing; UK, Sweden
and Spain
19 National Associations as full members and 2 new
associate members ( Bulgaria and Slovenia)
Delivery of Leonardo Transfer of innovation project in
relation to Toolkit and its applicability to individuals in
other disadvantaged situations and translation.
Acknowledgement by Zero Project of one of 40 worldwide
Innovative Practice 2013 awarded in Vienna Help for
Supported Employment Service Providers (Toolkit)
Commencement of a network of University and Research
Institutes in order to carry out European Wide research.
 Pending Application to Leonard to evaluate the use
and relevance of the Toolkit across Europe. (11
 Partnership Working with others:
EASPD, Workability Europe and Gladnet. Partner in
ESES (Designing the competence profile of the
European Supported Employment Specialist.
 Conference Preparation Dublin 2013 – June 11,12 and 13.
 Council Meetings with an average of 13 countries
represented held every 4 months.
11th EUSE Conference 2013
 Hosted by:The Irish Association of Supported
Employment in conjunction with the European Union
of Supported Employment
 Title:
“Building An Inclusive Europe Through
Supported Employment”
 Date:
11 – 13 June 2013
 Venue:
Croke Park Stadium, Dublin, Ireland
 Website:
Future Plans
 Successful Conference in Dublin and 12th EUSE
Conference in 2015
 Election of new council and office bearers
 Adoption of new logo and Mission Statement
 Website – new and updated
 Continuance of Delivery of Project Work
 Participation in EASPD conference in September (26 &
27) in Instanbul
EASPD – Employment For All Awards
 EASPD is gathering best practice examples that can be
shared throughout Europe. The best will be showcased
in a booklet.
 Completed template and return by 14/4/2013 to
[email protected]
 Winners will be announced at the EASPD Conference
on 26 & 27 September in Instanbul
 For further information regarding the Awards and the
Conference contact: [email protected]
 New Strategic Plan for next two years based on the four
pillars of:
 Partnership – consolidation of existing partnerships and
building new partnerships at National and European Level
 Policy – to include National and European level lobbying
 Membership/Sustainability – Funding, Awards to include
the development of Employer Awards.
 Research – Quality Agenda including standards
Supported Employment
 Where have we come from.
 What have we experienced (Scotland delivered
through local authorities and Workstep, now Work
Programme delivered by Prime contractors)
 Impact loss of expertise
 Reduction of Scottish Membership Organisations
 Model becoming diluted –
Organisational survival
Model of supported
 New models of supported being considered:
IPS or Customised Employment??
Supported Employment across
 The Model – Engage, Place, Train, Maintain and
Simple methodology but requires all elements to be
supported employment
Government programmes DO NOT always meet the
supported employment model.
Challenges and Opportunities
 Collective messaging across national associations in
Europe on the model
New mission statement and Website to address this
issue further
 Legislation for Supported Employment
Zero Project recognised the Spanish Legislation as best
practice – build on this.
Challenges and Opportunities
 Recognition of the Profession of Supported
Employment across Europe
EU Supported Employment Study recommendations:
Define “Job Coach” across EU boundaries
Competency Requirements of Job Coach
Develop formal Training – (Scottish Qualification
Authority, EUSE Leonardo, TOI Project, ESES )
Challenges and Opportunities
 Protect the model
EU 2020 – Make work more attractive; get the jobless
back to work; balance security and flexibility
EU Disability Strategy: Employment – Disabled people
need to be paid in the open labour market; young
people in transition, diversity management agenda
Equality – Full implementation of Employment
Discrimination 9 (Directive 2000/78/EC)
Protect the Model
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with
Article 27: Work and employment
 People with disabilities have the right to work,
including the right to work in an environment that is
open, inclusive and accessible. Countries must take
appropriate steps to promote employment
opportunities and career advancement for people with
Believe in what we do
Be professional in our approach
Be accurate in our information
Be determined to succeed
finally finally
Margaret Haddock
EUSE President
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Email: [email protected]

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