A new programme funded by the Scottish Government aims to help unemployed people with long term health conditions find work and stay in work in Scotland.
As Progress Scotland, a partnership between Working Links and The Lennox Partnership, and supported by an expert network of delivery partners, this week we began delivering the Work Able Scotland programme across the Highlands, Islands, Clyde Coast and Grampian regions.
The voluntary programme aims to help individuals out of work to find suitable and sustainable employment – and we are working with individuals to help them identify strengths, skills and abilities, and to overcome any challenges they may have to finding and staying in work.
Blyth Deans of the Progress Scotland partnership said: "We are delighted to be involved in the delivery of the new devolved employability services, through the Work Able Scotland contract, and look forward to receiving our first referrals in April. We truly believe we have developed our approach in line with the ambitions of the Scottish Government for the new Scottish programmes, providing a high quality service that will undoubtedly benefit the customers we seek to support in achieving their full potential."
Work Able Scotland is being managed by Skills Development Scotland with up to 1,500 places across Scotland for Employment and Support Allowance customers within the Work Related Activity Group.
For further information view our dedicated Work Able page