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Participants and Barriers

The 2011 census figures show that 523,000 (or 15% of) working age people in Scotland have a long-term activity-limiting health problem or disability.

Individuals with mental health problems can often find it difficult to obtain and sustain paid employment.

Working women contribute significantly to the Scottish economy but they can face particular challenges. Information and the Gender Pay Gap Action Plan.

This section looks at relationships between work, poverty and health and the impacts on people's lives.

Within this section you'll find further information on Tackling Poverty and how this links with employability.