Scottish Government sets out employment actions

With Fair Start Scotland due to start in April 2018, the Scottish Government has published a report, No One Left Behind,  that sets out a series of actions to improve employment support.

'No One Left Behind - Next Steps for the Integration and Alignment of Employability Support in Scotland' contains a series of actions that the Scottish Government will develop and implement collaboratively with their partners, with a specific focus on integrating employability support with health, justice, and housing services.

Speaking at a visit to Capital City Partnership’s Joined Up for Jobs Integration Project, Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn said:

“The launch of Fair Start Scotland is a landmark moment in our journey to deliver a person-centred employment service.

“Our new powers have created a service that is more flexible and responsive to a changing labour market; one that will tackle inequalities and grow Scotland’s economy by helping more people into work. It is also fairer - the fact the service is voluntary means people are not driven to take part through fear of sanctions.

“We are aware that this is only the start - our clear focus on joining up employability with health, justice and housing, ensures a solid platform on which we will build in the future.”