Embedding Financial Inclusion in Employability Services
Through funding from the Scottish Government's Employability and
Tackling Poverty Team, Glasgow Works has completed a set of
guidelines aimed at helping Employability Services to embed
financial inclusion within their service delivery.
Based on work carried out in partnership with Glasgow City
Council's Financial Inclusion Team, Glasgow's Regeneration Agency,
the Scottish Poverty Information Unit, Money Matters and Greater
Easterhouse Money Advice Project (GEMAP) the guidelines are based
on the principles that:
The guidelines have sections on: what financial inclusion advice
should be on offer; options for the delivery of financial inclusion
advice; raising financial inclusion issues with clients and
preparing employability staff. There is a financial inclusion
training pack and handbook for employability staff, written by
Money Matters and GEMAP and a section on monitoring and evaluating
delivery which was written by the Scottish Poverty Information
It is hoped that by using the guidelines a more consistent
approach to addressing financial inclusion within employability
will be developed and a robust analysis of the impact of financial
inclusion on employability can take place.
Glasgow Works is currently working with its ESF Priority 5
Projects to implement the guidelines and deliver the training.
For more information contact Alison McCrae at Glasgow Works on