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Integration and Alignment of Employability Support Plan

On Tuesday 27 March 2018, 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 years.

You can download a copy of the Plan to the right of this page. 

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 this page.


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