Service users' perceptions of the effective ingredients in supported employment

Johnson, Robyn L., Floyd, Mike, Pilling, Doria, Boyce, Melanie J., Grove, Bob, Secker, Jenny, Schneider, Justine and Slade, Jan (2009) Service users' perceptions of the effective ingredients in supported employment. Journal of Mental Health, 18 (2). pp. 121-128. ISSN 1360-0567

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Background: The UK government is advocating the use of supported employment to help people on incapacity benefits back to work, with an emphasis on Individual Placement and Support (IPS) models. However there is little UK-based evidence on the key ingredients of effective support. Aim: To ascertain service users' views of what they found helpful about supported employment. Method: Interviews were carried out with 182 people with severe and enduring mental health problems who were actively engaged with one of the six supported employment agencies included in the study. Results: Three themes emerged: emotional support, practical assistance and a client-centred approach. Conclusion: The findings highlight the importance of the quality of support, particularly through interpersonal dynamics, which go beyond the organizational features emphasized in the IPS model.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Supported employment, Individual Placement and Support (IPS), mental illness, service users
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2010 13:53
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2022 10:43

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