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Jobseekers in Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee get a Fair Start with Remploy

03 Apr 2018

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Fair Start Scotland, Scotland’s new devolved employment support service launches today with Remploy Scotland, providing unemployed people in Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee with access to personalised support to find suitable, sustainable work.

Remploy Scotland anticipate supporting a minimum of 7,900 participants over the life of the service across Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee, and people who choose to participate will have access to a service that is flexible, tailored and responsive to individual needs.

Remploy Scotland, the leading employment and skills specialist, will be supported by a range of providers to ensure participants have access to the local support they need. Remploy is delivering Fair Start Scotland in partnership with Enable Scotland, Routes to Work South and Rathbone Training.

The service is available at offices in Hamilton and Airdrie, Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Arbroath as well as more than 55 outreach locations embedded in local communities across Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee.

Gareth Parry, Remploy's Chief Executive said: “We are delighted to begin delivery of Fair Start Scotland in Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee. Remploy has been supporting people in Scotland for more than 70 years and has found work for more than 14,500 disabled people, promoting economic and social inclusion across the country.”

“We have developed an innovative approach to deliver the service in Lanarkshire, Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee, offering people personalised support, designed and delivered in partnership with specialist organisations, to enable individuals to achieve their career ambitions and thrive in the workplace.”

Participation is voluntary and choosing to take part won’t affect people’s existing benefits.

Fair Start Scotland participants will have access to a wide range of different support including; face-to-face meetings with employment specialists, guidance on training and qualifications, access to work trials and apprenticeship opportunities and health and wellbeing support.

They will also have access to the Transforming Lives Community, a unique network of more than 50 organisations across Scotland, with services tailored to support an individual’s needs, including housing and debt advice, language skills and health and wellbeing.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the Fair Start Scotland service can contact Remploy as below:

In Lanarkshire on 0300 456 8050 or email hamilton@mail.remploy.co.uk. 

In Perth and Kinross, Angus and Dundee on 0300 456 8085 or dundee@mail.remploy.co.uk.

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