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No One Left Behind

Employability support is pivotal in supporting Scotland’s fair and inclusive economic recovery and addressing deep rooted inequalities in the labour market that existed pre-COVID-19, providing support to those most at risk from the adverse economic, health and social impacts.

No One Left Behind is designed to help people prepare for employment, training, education and/or volunteering. Through No One Left Behind, we will deliver an approach to employability that is flexible, person-centred, and integrated and aligned with other key services including health, justice, housing provision and advice services.

Support is offered to individuals regardless of age or background. This includes people with a disability, people with convictions, care-experienced young people, single parents, minority ethnic people, and people living in the most deprived areas in Scotland. This ensures maximum reach and enhances the experience of users facing structural inequalities in the labour market, supporting them to achieve their career aspirations and enter fair sustainable work.

They will:

• Receive support from an Employability Key Worker, and work on an individual plan to help the individual to reach their goals.
• The agreement could include activities specifically designed to prepare participants for progression, such as taster sessions at college, time with training providers, mentoring, peer mentoring opportunities and innovative group projects.

You can find out more and find contact details for your Local Authority here.

2022/23 Scottish Government Allocations for No One Left Behind by Local Authority

Information on 2022/23 investment from Scottish Government for No One Left Behind by Local Area is now available.

Further detail sets out allocations broken down by Local Authority area contributing to  No One Left Behind, Young Person’s Guarantee, Parental Employability Support Fund and Long Term Unemployed.

Full details can be found at the link below: 

2022/23 Scottish Government Allocations for No One Left Behind by Local Authority

You can also read more about No One Left Behind by clicking on the signposted sections below.

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Local Authority Employability Services

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Local authority partnership information, including Partnerships Lead contact details for your area.

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No One Left Behind - Policy

Find out more about the policy background to No One Left Behind, including key documents and publications.

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