Funding announced for integration employment projects

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 28th August 2017

Thirteen projects across fifteen local authorities will receive funding through a new Employability and Integration Fund.

The fund has been designed to help people access employment and training.

A total of £2.5m will be shared between projects that improve employment support (This link will take you away from our website)by linking with health and social care, justice and housing services. Initiatives receiving support include a programme in Fife focused on increasing employment outcomes for people living with mental health problems and a project in North Lanarkshire to join up services for homeless residents who have recognised health, social care and housing support needs.

Employability Minister Jamie Hepburn said: “The work of these projects ties in with the fairer approach we are taking to deliver our newly devolved employment services, where we have removed the threat of sanctions and are providing support that is more flexible, tailored and responsive to people’s needs.”

Employability and Integration Fund – list of funded projects (This link will take you away from our website)

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