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This section gives details on Scotland's Devolved Employment Support Service, Fair Start Scotland


Working women contribute significantly to the Scottish economy but they can face particular challenges. For more information and the work of the Strategic Group on Women and Work (SGWW).

Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre Plus or Health Board area.

The 2011 census figures show that 523,000 (or 15% of) working age people in Scotland have a long-term activity-limiting health problem or disability.

Carers make a substantial but often unseen contribution to Scottish society and the economy.

It is estimated that only 25% of Scotlands 26,000 adults with learning disabilities are in employment or training.

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  • 12 September 2018

    Our theme “Employment and Opportunity: Collaborating for Success” will explore how a ‘whole-person, whole-system’ approach inclusively progresses people, place and productivity beyond the traditional focus on structures and systems.

  • 19 September 2018

    The Scottish Learning Festival 2018 takes place on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 September in the SEC, Glasgow.