People with severe disabilities and high care needs often don't get a workplace neither on the labour market nor in a special workshop for people with disabilities in Germany. Which structural, financial and content changes in the support system are necessary, to make participation in the work life of special workshops for people with disabilities possible for those persons? This study is a result of the scientific evaluation of a workgroup of representatives of key actors in the German federal state Baden-Württemberg and of four pilot projects in two locations. Specific research interests were
- a survey on projects, activities and service provision contracts on an increased participation of people with disabilities and high care needs in the work life of special workshops for people with disabilities in Baden-Württemberg. Results: A total of 43 projects with 537 participants were identified across all 85 organisations with 285 workshops, including 7 projects with 54 participants in the category with transition to workshop status. Conclusion: More participation in working life is possible, but requires increased joint efforts by all stakeholders.
- generalizable insights in aims, measures, funding, experiences in terms of factors of success and results of selected projects and activities
- generalizable insights on promising structural, financial and educational / contentual measures of the four pilot projects
- which tools for assessing support needs and planning for participation are suitable as basis for negotiations between people with disabilities, service providers and funder
- which options of an increased participation of those persons in the work life of special workshops for people with disabilities the current legal framework in Germany offers,
- the facilitators and barriers of the current legal framework
- perspectives of further development of the current legal framework towards an inclusive support system
- the adaptation of the current tool "Kompetenzinventar" for the assessment of work related competences of school-leavers with disabilities for people with high care needs
- options for adaptions of the frame agreements (according to §70 SGB XII
) between the provicial social welfare agency as funder and the service providers for an increased participation of people with disabilities and high care needs in the work life of special workshops for people with disabilities
- to calculate the financial consequence different scenarios of increased participation of people with high care needs in special workshops for people with disabilities.
- to evaluate a specific assessment - HBG2 - in a district in south Germany for its usability as base of financial coordination / negotiation between funding agencies and special workshops for people with disabilities.