From 3 April Scotland’s new £96m devolved employment support schemes begin work.

How will the SNP Scottish Government use powers over employment support services?

In April 2017, new transitional employment support services, Work First Scotland and Work Able Scotland, were put in place ahead of the full roll-out next year. In the first six months, almost 3,500 people joined the new transitional employability services which support individuals with disabilities and health conditions.

Devolved, Powers, Sanctions
From 3 April Scotland’s new £96m devolved employment support schemes begin work.

An additional £20 million of funding for the services will ensure up to 4,800 disabled people and people with health conditions will receive help to get into work.

From April 2018 a new £96 million Fair Start Scotland will replace these temporary schemes, aiming to help at least 38,000 people find work. The scheme, like the transitional services, will be voluntary so participants will not face the threat of Tory benefit sanctions if they are using our services.

 

Argyll and Bute Council secures Fair Start Scotland contract worth over £850,000

Argyll and Bute Council’s Employability Team has secured a contract, worth over £850,000, to deliver the local Fair Start Scotland contract and support long term unemployed people with disabilities and health conditions back into work.

At its meeting today, Friday, 8 December 2017, members of the council’s Policy and Resources Committee agreed that the council team in partnership with external health specialists will deliver the Fair Start Scotland contract with an indicative value of £866,150.

The contract will be delivered across Argyll and Bute on behalf of PeoplePlus for a three year period starting in April 2018.

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Source: Argyll and Bute Council secures Fair Start Scotland contract worth over £850,000