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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-05242
Asked by: Daniel Johnson, Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 20 December 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how it is supporting the inclusion of psychologists in (a) career coaching, (b) development and (c) vocational rehabilitation programmes for those returning to employment.

Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 12 January 2022


Answer

Fair Start Scotland the national employability support service is available to support those who face the greatest challenges in finding fair and sustainable work. Key workers offer personalised, one to one support, tailored to individual circumstances. Pre-employment support can last up to 18 months depending on the specific needs of the individual and up to 12 months in work support is also available to ensure participants remain supported during employment. This will include referrals to specialist support for employment where this will benefit the individual.