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Fair Start Scotland

Fair Start Scotland is a flexible employment support service which helps individuals get ready for work and achieve their potential. Fair Start Scotland offers pre-work support, as well as further in-work support that is tailored to meet participants' needs.

Applicants work with an adviser to identify existing skills, prepare for interview, and find jobs that meet their needs. Further information can be found on the Fair Start Scotland website, or by calling 0800 804 8108 (Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm).

Information and Guidance

The best people to advise on how to recruit and retain disabled people are disabled people themselves and employers are encouraged to engage directly with disabled people. Engagement can be done by communicating with Disabled People's Organisations (DPO's) who can offer advice, guidance and training including bespoke disability equality training.

There are some useful links to DPOs and other organisations below. If you have a resource you would like to add, please contact Employability SG Mailbox.

DPOs offering employment services

Other Organisations

There are also a number of ways Employers can demonstrate commitment to providing fair and sustainable work for disabled people:

Finally, the European Human Rights Commission also has some information on employing disabled people.


[go to Disabled People in the Workplace]