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40 THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY FEBRUARY 2017 “Further, using traditional employment services, the success rate of placing someone that is unemployed with a lived experience of mental illness into open employment is only 14.2% past the 13 weeks mark. We have 100% of our staff still with us after 13 weeks.” “The problem with the employment assistance program currently provided to people with mental illness on the Disability Support Pension (DSP) is that it is enormously expensive and it does not work. “Only about 25% of people with a mental illness accessing disability employment services obtain a job and only 14% keep their job for 13 weeks, according to a 2012 government evaluation of the disability employment services. “Another interesting statistic is that between 80 and 90% of people with severe mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are unemployed and many are on a DSP. Despite this, when people with a severe mental illness are asked their goals, their consistent number-one ambition is to get a job.” Evidence-based reform Individual Placement Support (IPS) has been eval- uated in 19 randomised controlled trials in North Vacuum transport of clean goods. The 50kg extraction press on the clean side.
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