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Employment Support 2018
Employability Scotland
04.10.17

From April 2018 the new Fair Start Scotland service will aim to help at least 38,000 people to find employment, including those facing barriers to entering the labour market.

The key focus for the service will be tailored and personalised support for all those who participate. Key elements of the service are:
  • Participation will be entirely voluntary;
  • All participants can expect to receive in-depth action planning to ensure the support they receive is tailored for them and suits their individual needs and circumstances;
  • The service will offer pre-work support of 12-18 months;
  • The service will offer high quality in-work support for 12 months;
    Those who require specialist support to help them find work can expect to receive it;
  • There will be national standards to ensure everyone is supported
    consistently across the 9 geographic contract areas across Scotland;
  • For disabled customers who require intensive support, Supported
    Employment and Individual Placement and Support will be available.
On 4 October 2017 the Minister for Employability and Training, Jamie Hepburn MSP, announced the award of Contracts up to £96m to deliver Fair Start Scotland, with more than half of provision delivered by supported businesses and by third sector and public sector bodies in Scotland, in 9 Contract Areas across Scotland, as below:
 
Contract area Local authority Successful Bidder Delivery Partners/Sub Contracted Estimated Value (up to £ million)
1 - Glasgow Glasgow
People Plus Group Ltd (Private)
  • Remploy (Supported Business)
  • Momentum (Third Sector)
  • The Lennox Partnership (Third Sector)
19.1
2 - Lanarkshire
N Lanarkshire
S Lanarkshire
Remploy Limited (Supported Business)
  • ENABLE Scotland (Third Sector)
  • Routes to Work South (Third Sector)
12.6
3 - Tayside
Angus
Dundee City
Perth and Kinross
Remploy Limited (Supported Business)
  • Rathbone (Third Sector)
  • The Wise Group (Third Sector)
  7.3
4 - Forth Valley
Falkirk
Stirling
Clackmannanshire
Falkirk Council (Public Sector)
  • Falkirk Council (Public Sector)
  • Clackmannanshire Council (Public Sector)
  • Stirling Council (Public Sector)
  • NHS Forth Valley (Public Sector)
5.0
5 - East
City of Edinburgh
East Lothian
Midlothian
Scottish Borders
West Lothian
Fife
Start Scotland Limited
(Private and Third Sector Partnership)
  • Momentum (Third Sector)
  • Triage (Private)
  • Working Links (Private)
21.3
6 - Southwest
North Ayrshire
South Ayrshire
East Ayrshire
Dumfries and Galloway
Start Scotland Limited (Private and Third Sector Partnership)
  • Working Links (Private)
  • Rathbone (Third Sector)
  • The Lennox Partnership (Third Sector)
  • The Wise Group (Third Sector)
  10.1
7 - Northeast
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Momentum Scotland (Third Sector)
  • Life Skills Centres Limited (Private)
  • ENABLE Scotland (Third Sector)
  • Aberdeen Foyer (Third Sector)
  • Scottish Association for Mental Health (Third Sector)
  • Enterprise Mentoring Ltd (Private)
5.6
8 - Highlands and Islands
Argyll and Bute
Eilean Siar
Highland
Moray
Orkney Islands
Shetland Islands
People Plus Ltd (Private)
  • Argyll and Bute Council (Public Sector)
  • Life Skills Centres Ltd (Private)
  • Lochaber Hope (Third Sector)
  • Momentum Scotland (Third Sector)
  • Third Sector Hebrides (Third Sector)
  • 2020 Clearview Ltd (Private)
6.2
9 - West
E Renfrewshire
Renfrewshire
E Dunbartonshire
W Dunbartonshire
Inverclyde
 
The Wise Group (Third Sector)
  • Scottish Association for Mental Health (Third Sector)
  • The Lennox Partnership (Third Sector)
  • Working Links (Private)
  • ENABLE Scotland (Third Sector)
  • Royal National Institute for the Blind (Third Sector)
8.8

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