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- Fair Start Scotland Reporting

The Scottish Government regularly publishes information on Fair Start Scotland, Scotland's first fully devolved employment support service.

The most recent statistics published on 25 November 2020 show that:

  • 27,076 people joined Fair Start Scotland (FSS) between its launch in April 2018 and the end of September 2020.
  • Of those referred (41,007), 66% of people went on to join the service.
  • A total of 8,329 people joining have started a job.
  • 71% of people starting jobs went on to sustain employment for 3 months, 78% of the people who sustained employment for 3 months went on to reach 6 months, and 77% of those who sustained employment for 6 months went on to reach at least 12 months.

The full publication can be found at the link below.

https://www.gov.scot/isbn/9781800043343

The Scottish Government also publishes annual reports on how the service is delivering on its aims to treat people with dignity and respect and evaluating the how the support provided helps participants to achieve their potential.

The most recent Fair Start Scotland Annual Report, published on 9th November 2020 provides an overview of progress throughout year two of the delivery.

The most recent Fair Start Scotland Evaluation Report, published on 9th November 2020 details the research that supports the second year of delivery up to 31 March 2020, and includes findings from a telephone survey of over 1000 participants; local area case studies; feedback from the Scottish Government Social Security Experience Panel and analysis of management information on participants' outcomes.

 

- Contract Award Details

 Lot Area

 Contract Area

Starts to 30/09/18

Lot 1

Glasgow

977

Lot 2

Lanarkshire

892

Lot 3

Tayside

501

Lot 4

Forth Valley

448

Lot 5

East

803

Lot 6

South West

436

Lot 7

North East

317

Lot 8

Highlands and Islands

204

Lot 9

West

400

Total

 

4978

 

 

- Published November 2018