Date lodged: 7 July 2016
To ask the Scottish Government whether supported employment approaches will be part of its employability programmes.
Answered by: Jamie Hepburn 1 August 2016
For new devolved services, we are considering how Supported Employment approaches might be incorporated in the new model to widen access and improve the number of sustained job outcomes for disabled people that are achieved.
The Scottish Government recognises the benefits of the Supported Employment Framework in enabling disabled people enter paid employment. Since launching A Working Life for All Disabled People: the Scottish Framework for Supported Employment (http://www.gov.scot/resource/doc/303584/0095164.pdf) in February 2010 we have taken a range of action to promote its use across Scotland.