Adults with Additional Support Needs (Employment)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18th March 2021.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government is working to ensure that everyone who wishes it has access to fair and sustainable work, with opportunities for progression. Fair start Scotland, our devolved employment service, supports people of all ages who face the greatest challenges in obtaining work by offering personalised one-to-one support that is tailored to individual circumstances. For participants with additional support needs, Fair start Scotland offers specialist support, including individual placement and support and supported employment, where appropriate.

In addition, our no one left behind model, which places people at the centre of design and delivery, provides employability support to individuals of all ages, including adults with additional support needs, and supports their journey towards and into work.

We continue to work with our partners, including the third sector, to understand the impact of Covid-19 on people with additional support needs, and to identify what actions would help to mitigate negative impacts on people who are seeking to enter or sustain employment.