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Published Friday, 19th September 2014

Remploy, the UK’s leading socially minded business supporting disabled people into employment, has won two significant contracts in Scotland

The contracts are to support a DWP flexible support fund and a second contract with, Skill Development Scotland which together will help nearly 450 disabled people into training and employment. 

 

The contract with Skills Development Scotland – which runs for seven months from September this year – will see Remploy work with 55 young disabled people to support them into modern apprenticeships or further training through the Employability fund.

 

As well as working closely with the young people to develop the key employability skills they need, Remploy will be running disability awareness sessions in Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh for funding providers to help them to better understand the health conditions and disabilities of the young people in order to support them.  

 
Margaret Barton, regional partnership manager for Scotland says: “Remploy has a fundamental belief that every disabled person can, with the right support and specialist advice find a job.”
 

“We are delighted to be a working with Skills Development Scotland to improve access to the Employability Fund and modern apprenticeships for people with disabilities.” 

 

A futher 384 people will be supported into employment through the Flexible Support Fund in Glasgow, Lanarkshire and East Dumbartonshire (GLED). Remploy will work with people who are not yet on, or have just completed the Work Programme to get them ready for employment.     

 
Margaret continues: “This exciting initiative in GLED has wellbeing at its heart. We will be delivering courses over six weeks which are varied and include classroom teaching; practical skills such as how to write a CV, online job searching, and writing application forms; study towards employment related qualifications, such as first aid and health and safety; and leisure activities.”