Employment Support

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

Ms Baillie should not worry. I will come on to payment by outcome. However, it is important that I say on the record why the suggestion that we are replicating the UK Government’s approach is utter nonsense, so let me finish.

With the work and health programme, we see that the UK Government will take the same approach, in that providers will set their own standards, and we see that there will be a reduction in the amount of time for which clients are supported. Under our model, there will be up to two and a half years of support.

We are embedding in our approach an individual placement and support service for people with severe and enduring mental ill health; I recall Bill Scott