The Scottish Government have been engaging in events, discussions and debate across the country on what would make Scotland a fairer, more equal and socially just place to live by 2030. The areas of Scottish life the government are focusing on include poverty, crime, employment, health and education.
Lead Scotland have been involved with the conversations and responded to the consultation on Employability Support. The Government produced an analysis of consultation responses in early 2016.
As part of the new devolved powers agreed after the referendum, Scotland will now have the freedom to design and implement a new employability support programme by early 2017 that best serves the diverse needs of the Scottish people. This means the UK Government’s current programmes like the Work Programme and Work Choice could be replaced with more innovative and tailored specialist services.