About Fair Start Scotland
If you would like further information on how to receive
support from Fair Start Scotland, please visit www.mygov.scot/FairStart
and select your local council from the dropdown list to find
Fair Start Scotland contact details for your area.
Alternatively you can call the Fair Start Scotland Information
Line on 0800 804 8108
The line is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday.
With dignity and respect at its core - participation
in Fair Start
Scotland is voluntary meaning people can choose to
take part without fear that it will affect existing
Scotland builds on the success of our transitional
services Work Able Scotland and Work First Scotland, which have
been running over the past year - and are on track to support over
4800 people move towards and into employment.
Scotland is delivered in nine contract areas
across Scotland to reflect the reality of Scotland's geography,
regional economies and population spread.
Scotland is being delivered collaboratively across
a range of private, public and third sector delivery partners
including a range of specialist providers to ensure people receive
the right type of support for them. Details of the contract areas
and providers can be found here.
Fair Start Scotland:
- Has been developed by listening to the views of people
who rely on employment support.
- Is funded by the Scottish Government, with Scottish
Ministers committing an additional £20m over and above UKG funding
in each year of Parliament - committing up to £96 million
- Is delivered in nine areas across Scotland, reflecting
the reality of Scotland's geography, regional economies and
- Encourages Service Providers to commit to the Fair Work,
Workforce and Community Benefits agendas (for example by promoting
living wage employment, no use of zero hours contracts or umbrella
companies and supporting the Scottish Business Pledge).
- Includes an offer of supported employment - an
internationally recognised 'place and train' model enabling
disabled people to learn on the job with support from colleagues
and a job coach.