Choosing to take part in Fair Start Scotland will not affect the benefits you get.
Fair Start Scotland can support you if you have struggled to find a job which meets your needs.
This may be because you:
- have a disability or additional support needs
- have a health condition
- have caring responsibilities
- are a single parent
- have been unemployed for a long time
- are a care leaver
- are from a minority ethnic community
- are a refugee
- are a person with a conviction
Your advisor can help you:
- recognise your skills and create a CV
- prepare for interviews
- find opportunities to help you gain skills and experience
- find jobs which meet your needs
- The service also works with employers to help them understand the support & training you need to stay in work.
After you've found a job
Fair Start Scotland will continue to give support after you've found a job. This means that there is someone to help should you have any problems or questions up to 12 months after you start working.
Who can take part?
You may be able to use Fair Start Scotland's services if you live in Scotland and:
- have the right to work in the UK
- are over 18 and out of work
- You may also be able to use the service if you are 16 or 17 and are either:
- disabled; or
- receiving Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit
To find out more:
Tel: 0808 169 1422
Visit: Momentum, Ruby House, 8 Ruby Place, Aberdeen, AB10 1ZP.