Integration and Alignment of Employability Support Plan
On Tuesday 27 March, the Minister for Business, Fair Work
and Skills 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 market inequalities.
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
The delivery of the first action in 'No One Left Behind'
has been achieved with the delivery of an Employability Toolkit for
us by Navigators so that they are able to signpost people who want
to work to national and local employability support.
The Navigator programme is an emergency based violence
intervention/interruption support programme which operates in the
Emergency Departments of Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth
University Hospital, Glasgow, and Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, and
University Hospital Crosshouse, Ayrshire.
You can download a copy of the toolkit to the right of