- Integration and Alignment of Employability Support Plan
On Tuesday 27 March, the Minister for Employability and Training
announced the publication of 'No One Left Behind - Next steps for
the Integration and Alignment of Employability Support in Scotland'
('the Plan'). The Plan sets out the next steps that the
Scottish Government will take to deliver more effective and
joined-up employability support across Scotland. It
starts a wider discussion with partners on how we continue to build
a more straightforward and person-centered system of support.
The Plan contains a series of actions that have been specifically
designed to integrate employability support with health, justice,
and housing services as those groups face the most severe labour
Actions include the pilot of a Single Health and Work Gateway in
Fife and Dundee from Summer 2018 until 2020 to drive forward
improvements in the way we deliver early support to people in
Scotland who have health conditions or disabilities, to help them
sustain or return quickly to work.
The Plan has been developed collaboratively across the Scottish
Government and with key partners including the Scottish Local
Economic Development Group, Skills Development Scotland, NHS
Scotland, and the Scottish Prison Service. It will act as a
catalyst for future work and we will build on it in future
You can download a copy of the Plan to the right of this