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Eligibility - who can take part

You may struggle to get, and stay in work because you:

  • have a disability or additional support needs
  • have a health condition
  • have caring responsibilities
  • are a single parent
  • have been unemployed for a long time
  • are a care leaver
  • are from a minority ethnic community
  • are a refugee
  • are a person with a conviction

You may be able to use Fair Start Scotland's services if you live in Scotland and:

  • have the right to work in the UK
  • are over 18 and out of work

You may also be able to use the service if you are 16 or 17 and are either:

  • disabled; or
  • receiving Employment Support Allowance or Univeral Credit


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