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Implementing evidence-based supported employment

  • Miles Rinaldi (a1) and Rachel Perkins (a2)
Abstract
Aims and Method

We evaluated the impact of implementing the individual placement and support (IPS) approach within eight community mental health teams (CMHTs) in two London boroughs. Demographic, clinical and vocational data were collected enabling a comparison of the number of people supported in work/education and individual client outcomes at 6 and 12 months.

Results

Following the integration of employment specialists there were significant increases in the number and proportion of clients engaged in mainstream work or educational activity at 6 months and 12 months. The employment specialists supported 38% in open employment at 6 months and 39% at 12 months.

Clinical Implications

The results support the use of IPS in clinical practice in CMHTs.

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  • Miles Rinaldi (a1) and Rachel Perkins (a2)
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