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DFN Project SEARCH – Insights and Market Overview

Q1 2024 Insights and Market Overview


Market Overview 2024

Market overview Q1 2024


Data related to DFN Project SEARCH expansion and consolidation – 2024

Numbers of YP with EHCP by local authority and by age

EHCP by school type

People known to LAs with autism or with a learning disability in employment


Additional Information

DFN Project SEARCH Evidence

This review summarises findings from three per-reviewed academic papers, one independent Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation, two external evaluations, and one independent overview of supported employment programmes. They indicate that the model delivers unmatched social, economic and health benefits to interns in the UK and abroad.

Summary of Evidence – DFN Project SEARCH



The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well NHS England’s care and support services achieve their outcomes. The ASCOF is used both locally and nationally to set priorities for care and support, measure progress and strengthen transparency and accountability. It contains a section on learning disability and autism (pages 20 and 21)

ASCOF 2023


Summary of the 2023 Spring Budget

Important promises related to people with disability and benefits for people who want to work

Spring budget and DWP funding