Report on "Impression of Supported Employment" by Øystein Spjelkavik and Michael J Evans
The report explores the practical workings of supported employment in different countries in Europe. The aim of this 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. It is also intended that the study will stimulate further discussions and research on supported employment in general. The report discusses several aspects of supported employment and offers recommendations for further development.
The study is based on interviews in selected supported employment services in Ireland, Finland, Portugal, Scotland, Holland and Spain. The approach has been of a qualitative kind 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.
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