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Employment Support 2017

Work First Scotland

Work First Scotland (WFS) will provide high quality employment support for up to 3,300 customers with a disability in Scotland, who want and need help to enter and remain in the labour market. 

The WFS service will meet the needs of people with disabilities who may need more specialised support to find employment or keep a job once they have started work. Participation on WFS is voluntary, it is tailored to individual needs and will provide a coherent range of specialist support which responds flexibly and effectively to the needs of disabled people and their employers.

The Scottish Government have awarded contracts for WFS to the Providers listed below:

Name of Contract Area for 2017  Provider 
Highlands, Islands, Clyde Coast and Grampian  Momentum Scotland  
Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside Remploy & Shaw Trust    
Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire Remploy & Shaw Trust 
Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders, Dumfries, Galloway and Inverclyde   Remploy & Shaw Trust 

 

Work Able Scotland

Work Able Scotland (WAS) will support up to 1,500 starts for eligible customers with
a health condition who want to enter work.

If you want to know if you may be eligible please see the WAS Information Leaflet.

The support on offer will be characterised by a holistic approach to individuals' needs, built on a supportive coaching relationship with a dedicated case manager and coordinated access to skills and health support for each customer. Participation on WAS is voluntary and the service will provide support for up to 12 months for eligible individuals. 

Skills Development Scotland have awarded contracts for WAS delivery on behalf of the Scottish Government as follows:

Name of Contract Area for 2017 Provider
Highlands, Islands, Clyde Coast and Grampian

Progress Scotland

(Consortium of The Lennox Partnership & Working Links)

Forth Valley, Fife and Tayside The Wise Group
Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire The Wise Group
Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders, Dumfries, Galloway and Inverclyde  Remploy