Briefing 41: Commissioning what works


22 September 2009

Commissioning what works: the economic and financial case for supported employment shows that Individual Placement and Support (IPS), which helps people into paid competitive work, is effective, is good value for money and is affordable to the NHS.

Studies have shown that IPS is by far the most effective way of helping people who use mental health services to get jobs. And those who work regularly make less use of mental health services, needing fewer hospital admissions, as well as having a better quality of life and a higher income.

This briefing paper examines the cost of providing IPS services against the cost of other employment services.

Audience: local commissioners.

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