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Transforming lives in Tayside and Lanarkshire through Fair Start Scotland

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Since 2018, our dedicated teams have been working in partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver the Fair Start Scotland service, helping thousands of residents across Tayside and Lanarkshire to transform their lives.

Through 18 months of tailored, one-to-one support, we help people facing the greatest challenges accessing the labour market, including those with disabilities, long-term health conditions and criminal convictions.

In Scotland, our teams have been drawing on more than 75 years’ experience to directly support the Scottish Government’s central priorities –  helping to tackle poverty, improve public services and build a growing economy.

Through continued collaboration, we’ve partnered with more than 350 leading employers across Scotland to help more than 5,000 participants to overcome their barriers and move into paid employment.

Not only are we addressing economic inactivity by sourcing sustainable employment opportunities for our participants, but these relationships have allowed us to address skills shortages and contribute to growing the economy.

Our Community Partnership Network continues to grow, with more than 100 local organisations for us to collaborate with and meet the changing needs of our participants – ensuring they have the tools they need to move forward.

Following the recent extension of Fair Start Scotland service, we will be continuing to offer employment and skills support to people across Scotland for a further 12 months.

We remain committed to working alongside the Scottish Government to build a better future for our participants, and a stronger and more resilient Scotland for all.

Read more about our achievements in our new Fair Start Scotland Impact Report.

03 July, 2023