MARGARET HADDOCK PRESIDENT EUROPEAN UNION FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (EUSE) DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE THE ORCHARDVILLE SOCIETY. Brussels June 2014

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1 MARGARET HADDOCK PRESIDENT EUROPEAN UNION FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (EUSE) DEPUTY CHIEF EXECUTIVE THE ORCHARDVILLE SOCIETY. Brussels June 2014

2 CONTENT Background of European Union of Supported Employment Supported Employment Model EASPD Employment Declaration Future Planning

3 EUROPEAN UNION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT Legally formed in 1993 Network of organisations Founder Members Fernando Bellver (Spain), Christy Lynch (Ireland), Michael Kamp (Netherlands), and Augusto Sousa (Portugal). 4 Presidents in 20 Years Christy Lynch (Ireland), Monica Wilson (Northern Ireland), Mike Evans (Scotland), Margaret Haddock (Northern Ireland). Rapid Growth during the past 2 years 20 Full Members 3 Associate Members and applications from 3 new countries

4 EUROPEAN UNION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT EUSE now represents Full Membership: Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales Associate Members Bulgaria, Gibraltar, Slovenia. Working towards Membership France, Malta and Poland.

5 EUROPEAN UNION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT Changed constitution to deal with the support needs of the member countries to President and up to 4 Vice Presidents Brought in Associate Membership to mentor and encourage new countries. Funded through activities and member fees no Central European Funding

6 EUROPEAN UNION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES Provides Leadership and Guidance in Supported Employment International Conferences Awards Scholarships to practitioners to investigate best practice across Europe Developed Quality Standards (2005) Developed Supported Employment Toolkit (2010)

7 EUROPEAN UNION OF SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT ACTIVITIES Carried out EU Study on Supported Employment in partnership for the Commission Engage with other EU/Worldwide organisations in relation to Employment Currently engaged in Adaptations to The Toolkit for other disadvantaged groups through Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Funding Developing Training for Trainers Currently engaged in Impact Assessment of the Toolkit across Europe Next Step. Developing European Employer Award Scheme Developing European Supported Employment Professional Award

8 SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT DEFINITION Providing support to people with disabilities or other disadvantaged groups to secure and maintain paid employment in the open labour market. EUSE 2005

9 WHAT IS SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT

10 SUCCESS IS ACHIEVED THROUGH: Engagement Values and Principles Vocational Profile Social Model of individual strengths and required supports Job Finding All Methodologies i.e. Traditional applications with support through to Job Carving. Employer Engagement At all times, at all levels Support To individual on and off the job To organisation includes awareness training; enablement of natural supports

11 EMPLOYMENT DECLARATION Acknowledges where we are now in relation to employment for people with disabilities includes economic situation and inherited historical provisions. Based on current legislation with particular emphasis on Article 27 of UNCRPD and all major European Policies. The UNCRPD is a value based anti-segregation policy and one that promotes the inclusion across all aspects of life for People with Disabilities.

12 FUTURE PLANNING Ensure that the client groups most in need (furthest from the labour market) have access to the service they need for inclusion in Employment not the easy to place only. Recognition of the Model of Supported Employment as the 5 stage Model. Recognition and use of the Knowledge base already in existence through EUSE and National Supported Employment Organisations. Working in Partnership to ensure that Models of intervention are understood by each national country and the ultimate direction of travel for interventions is planned, monitored and evaluated via SMART objectives. Funding is released to ensure VFM in relation to more sustainable employment interventions are deployed by each Member State.

13 EUSE TOOLKIT FOR DIVERSITY (EUSET) EUSET project funded under the EU Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Programme 12 European Partners (see Aim to adapt the EUSE Supported Employment Toolkit for other disadvantaged groups (i.e. offenders and ex-prisoners, young people not in education, employment or training and people recovering from substance abuse). Produced Needs Analysis Report and EUSE Toolkit for Diversity (translated in to 9 languages) Training Materials produced European Dissemination Event in Vienna, Austria, 25 September 2014

14 Thank You: Contact Details: European Union of Supported Employment c/o Northern Ireland Union of Supported Employment 58 Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry Northern Ireland Web:

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