Impression of Supported Employment A Study of Some European Supported Employment Services and Their Activities
This report explores the practical workings of supported employment in different countries in Europe. The aim of the study is to get an impression of how supported employment is practised, organised and understood in these countries and to use this information to gauge the progress of Norwegian supported employment. The study is based on existing documentation from earlier research and evaluations of Norwegian supported employment (arbeid med bistand) and interviews in selected supported employment services in Ireland, Finland, Portugal, Scotland, Holland and Spain. The approach has been of a qualitative nature with a strong emphasis on descriptions by people that are directly involved with the support of disabled persons into a job in the open labour market. The intention is to present the workings of supported employment services as seen through the perspectives of involved personnel.
Arbeids- og velferdsdirektoratet
Øystein Spjelkavik og Michael J, Evans