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The same but different: Supported employment in the UK and Germany Paul Wilson, Pluss (UK)

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1 The same but different: Supported employment in the UK and Germany Paul Wilson, Pluss (UK)

2 1. The shape of the presentation 1)When we talk about supported employment… 2)A week in Germany 3)Headline comparisons 4)Analysis 5)The magic wand test

3 2. When we talk about supported employment… Unpacking the concept A Movement in three parts: – Technique – Strategy – Philosophy Making sense of difference

4 3. A week in Germany Origins: the problem of transition Remit of the EUSE scholarship Itinerary

5 4. A week in Germany In Baden-Württemberg – A work-focussed curriculum – The goal of open employment – Integration on campus – External job broking In Hamburg – Job Centre Transitions programme UK comparisons in Transitions work

6 5. Headline comparisons A shared commitment Quotas and subsidies Talking about the contrasts… Extremely alike and incredibly different

7 6. Headline contrasts Study trips as accounting exercises Accounting for differences A Movement in three parts: 1)Technique 2)Strategy 3)Philosophy

8 7. Analysis (Part 1: Technique) The Technique of supported employment – Systematic instruction – The five-stage approach

9 8. Analysis (Part 2: Strategy) The differing social contexts – The economy – The role of the market – The influence of legacy Commissioning services Transitions partnerships Quotas and wage subsidies

10 9. Analysis (Part 3: Philosophy) 1)Shared aspirations 2)A professionalising agenda 3)Medical v. Social models? 4)The `How` and the `Why` of supported employment

11 10. Analysis (Part 3: Philosophy) Two questions: 1)Is employment the means or the end? 2)Realism or idealism? The magic wand test

12 11. Concluding thoughts 1)The strength of the shared agenda 2)Thinking outside the national box 3)The scope for dialogue


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