Transitional Employability Services
6 December 2017
Almost 3,500 people join in first six
A total of 3,459 people have joined new transitional
employability services which support individuals with disabilities
and health conditions.
Work First Scotland (WFS) and Work Able Scotland (WAS) are one
year transitional services which precede the launch of the £96
million Fair Start Scotland service - Scotland's devolved
employability service - in April 2018.
Statistics published today show:
- A total of 2,760 people joined WFS between 3 April to 29
- A total of 699 people joined WAS over the same six-month
Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn said:
"These statistics show the strong start we've made towards
meeting our commitment to provide a fairer and more targeted
employment support service based on principles of dignity and
"The success of Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland so
far is proof that our targeted approach - which serves people
without the threat of sanctions - works.
"We must now build upon this solid foundation to ensure that we
continue meet our aim of supporting up to 4,800 people with
disabilities and health conditions towards and into work this
An Implementation Review published alongside the
statistics praised the structure of the transitional year.
Source: Scottish Government