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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-08739: Richard Leonard (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 7 April 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what role links workers play in helping people to find employability support in their local community.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 25 April 2017

Links Workers connect people to non-medical sources of support or resources in the community which are likely to help with the health problems they are experiencing.

Link workers draw on a wide range of services to increase social skills, confidence and employability and help people move forward in their lives. These include services focused on training, volunteering and life skills, in-work support (for people currently employed and experiencing problems), further education and
self-employment.