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No One Left Behind

No One Left Behind is the approach to changing employability in Scotland, to deliver a model of support that is more tailored and responsive to the needs of people of all ages who want help and support on their journey towards and into work, particularly people with health conditions, disabled people, minority ethnic communities and others who are disadvantaged.

Through No One Left Behind, people can gain skills, confidence, and support with their employment and training goals. Support is flexible and tailored to the individual's needs, wants and aspirations and is provided on a person-to-person basis by an employability key worker.

This support is delivered through a large network of Glasgow based organisations, known as the Local Employability Partnership (LEP), to ensure peoples' needs are supported. This can include links to other key services including health, housing provision, justice services, and financial inclusion.

Click here for further information on Scottish Government's No One Left Behind National Strategy.

Glasgow's Local Employability Partnership Board

Glasgow's Local Employability Partnership Board provides direction and support to address the challenges people and families face through unemployment, being in low paid work or living in jobless households, resulting in them experiencing poverty and financial hardship.  It is known that many people experience additional problems that prevent them from entering the workplace or further education and training. 

This is aligned with the Glasgow's Economic Strategy (2022-30), which focuses on the inclusive growth agenda and seeks to ensure there are opportunities for all citizens of Glasgow and that they have accessible pathways into skills and fair work; a priority that has never been more important. 

The LEP Board consists of key partners from the Council, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Skills Development Scotland (SDS), Glasgow Chamber of Commerce (Developing the Young Workforce), Glasgow Kelvin College, Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Glasgow Regional Colleges Board, Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN), HSCP / NHSGG&C, Glasgow University,  Strathclyde University, Glasgow Community Justice, Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO), Glasgow Life and the Scottish Government (Advisory).

Glasgow LEP Board Vision

To achieve an inclusive, sustainable economy where wellbeing and mitigating poverty are central, and employability is pivotal in delivering social and economic equality.

Aims of the Glasgow LEP Board

  • To oversee the strategic development and governance of employability and skills in Glasgow
  • To ensure employability and skills provision is designed and delivered around the needs and aspirations of people, services, and employers in Glasgow.
  • To align funding to ensure the integration of services and sustainment of a diverse range of provision.

Glasgow LEP Board Priorities

  • Addressing child poverty
  • Inclusion of under-represented groups in the labour market
  • Reducing unemployment
  • Enhancing school leaver destinations
  • Increasing qualification levels
  • Building digital skills
  • Addressing underemployment
  • Joining up services    

 

Support to Develop Skills and Find Employment

 

I'd like support

I'd like info on

Services

Website / Contact Information

Still in School (S3 -S6)

 

Or

 

Left School

(Aged 16 - 20 years)

Personalised career planning & support

 

Vocational Industry training (including taster sessions), skills and qualifications

 

CV & interview preparation

 

College & university applications and support once there

 

Jobs searches, Modern Apprenticeship & applications; Work placements and Experience

 

Applying for Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Young Scot Card (National entitlement Card for free bus travel), Bank account

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Towards Better Futures

DYW School Co-ordinator Advisor

 

Email: Jacqueline.Quigley@glasgow.gov.uk

Awards and Destinations Programme 

Email: maxine.mcdermott@glasgow.gov.uk

On Route Post School Employability Service

Email: Bernadette.Devlin@glasgow.gov.uk

Next Steps Post School Vocational Programmes 

Email: Laura.Hepburn@glasgow.gov.uk

Onto College Transition to College 

Email: Laura.Hepburn@glasgow.gov.uk

Onto University Transition to University  

Email: Rita.nimmo@glasgow.gov.uk

 

Alternatively, for any of the above 

if still at school speak to your school DYW Co-Ordinator advisor, or 

left school, speak to your Skills development Scotland Careers Advisor, or complete and submit the 'Contact us' form: https://www.towardsbetterfutures.com/

 

Telephone: 0141 287 8266

Young People including Care Leavers

(Aged 16-25)

 

 

 

 

All of the Above

 

Industry Skills, Training and Qualifications (E.g. Construction Skills Certification Scheme Cards)

 

 

Glasgow Guarantee

 

Target Group:All age, unemployed and referred as work ready

Organisation -Glasgow City Council

 

Email: guarantee@glasgow.gov.uk 

 

Telephone: 0141 287 7282 

 

Website: Glasgow Guarantee

Launchpad

 

Target Group:young care leavers (Aged 16-25) 

Organisation:Glasgow City Council - Social Work Services

 

Email: CentralContinuingCareandAftercareService@sw.glasgow.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 0141 302 2800 

Training for Work Programme - Sport and Leisure

 

Target Group:

(Aged 16-24)

Organisation:Glasgow Life

 

Telephone: 0141 287 7025  

 

 

Website:Training for Work Programme - Sport and Leisure

 

Working Together for Glasgow (TFW)

 

 

 

Target Group:(Aged 16-24)

 

Organisation:Jobs and Business Glasgow

Email: contact@jbg.org.uk

 

Telephone: 0300 123 2898

 

Website: Working Together for Glasgow (TFW) - Jobs and Business Glasgow

 

All Ages

 

(Including

Multiple Barriers, Disability and /or

long-term health conditions and Minority Ethnic)

 

All of the above

 

Personal Development

 

Develop Skills for Work

 

Steps into and settle into employment

 

Digital Skills (Beginners through to professional qualifications)

 

Coding

 

 

 

All in Glasgow

 

Target Group:

All, including multiple barriers, disability, and health conditions

Organisation -ENABLE Scotland

 

Email: allinglasgow@enable.org.uk  

 

Telephone: 0141 483 1550 

 

Website: Enable - All in Glasgow 

 

Glasgow Code Learning

 

 

 

 

 

Organisation - Glasgow Life

 

Email: glasgowcodelearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

 

Telephone

Digital- 07584 601 490
Developer - 07775 005 447
Pro - 07768 325 640

 

Website: Glasgow Code Learning 

 

Glasgow Guarantee

 

 

 

Target Group:All age, unemployed or underemployed and referred as work ready

Organisation -Glasgow City Council

 

Email: guarantee@glasgow.gov.uk 

Telephone:0141 287 7282 

 Website:Glasgow Guarantee

Glasgow Supported Employment Service

 

Target Group:Multiple barriers, all age with a learning disability and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

Organisation: Glasgow City Council, Social Work

 

Email: supportedemployment@glasgow.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 0141 287 6713

 

Website: Glasgow Supported Employment Service

 

Paid Work Placements

 

 

 

 

 

Target Group - All Ages, Multiple barriers

Lead Organisation: Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector (GCVS)

Delivery Partners: Chamber of Commerce, Council of Ethnic Minority Voluntary Sector Organisations (CEMVO) ENABLE, and Move On

 

Email: pwp@gcvs.org.uk

 

Website: GCVS - Paid Work Placements

 

Email:workplacements@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com

Work Life Glasgow (WLG)

 

 

 

Target Group:Multiple barriers, all age with mild to moderate support needs

OrganisationJobs and Business Glasgow

 

Email: admin@jbg.co.uk

 

Telephone

 

Freephone: 0300 123 2898
Text: 07393 753 298

 

Website:Work Life Glasgow - Jobs and Business Glasgow

 

 

Support for Parents including Kinship Carers

Work Placement 

 

Work Experience 

 

Childcare Support 

 

Employment including part-time

 

Financial Support

 

Mental and Physical Health Support

 

Upskilling/ gaining Qualifications 

 

Preparing for Interview

 

Enhance Numeracy Skills

 

ESOL

 

Housing

 

Early Years Qualifications

 

 

All in Glasgow - Progress for Parents 

 

 

 

Target Group:Unemployed Disabled Parents

Lead Organisation: Enable

Delivery Partners: Wheatley Group; Families in Trauma and Recovery; One Parent Families Scotland and Parent Network Scotland

 

Email:enabledirect@enable.org.uk

 

Telephone: 0141 483 1550 

 

Website: Enable - All in Glasgow 

Family Finance Key Workers

 

 

 

Target Group:

Parents, kinship carers of children under 16yrs

Organisation:Glasgow Life

 

 

 

Email: financialcapability@glasgowlife.org.uk 

 

 

 

Telephone: 07443 814 190 / 07443 814 677 

 

 

 

Website:Glasgow Life - Family Finance Key Workers 

Financial Inclusion Advice for Parents

 

 

 

 

Target Group:Parents

Lead Organisation:Money Matters

Delivery Partner:Greater Easterhouse Money Advice Project

 

Email: advice@moneymattersweb.co.uk  

 

Telephone: 0141 445 5221 

 

Website: Money Matters 

One Parent Families Scotland - Employability Services   

 

 

 

 

Target Group:Multiple barriers, Single parents

Lead Organisation: One Parent Families Scotland

Delivery Partners: SAMH, Stepping Stones for Families, Volunteer Glasgow and Glasgow Helps

 

 

Email: glasgow@opfs.org.uk 

 

Telephone:0141 847 0444 

 

Website: One Parent Families Scotland - Employability Services 

 

Whole Families Approach to Employment 

 

Target Group: whose child/family member is in Primary 5 and above and lives within the Eastbank and St Mungo's Academy learning community - this area spans from Carlton, Barrowfields, Dalmarnock to Shettleston and Greenfields.  

 

Lead Organisation: Clyde Gateway

Delivery Partners: FARE Scotland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Email: karen.timoney@fare-scotland.org 

 

Telephone: 0141 276 1574 / 07888261841 

 

Website: Whole Families Approach to Employment - FARE Scotland - Clyde Gateway 

 

Young Parent's Support Base (YPSB)

 

Target Group:Young Parents still attending school

 

Please contact your school for further information.

 

 

People from Minority Ethnic Groups or Refugees or Asylum Seekers

(Age 16+)

ESOL Classes 

 

CV development 

 

Work placement

 

Advice and Guidance service

 

Triage and needs analyses

 

Barrier removal

 

Life skills support

 

Skills recognition and profiling

 

Employer engagement including in work support

 

Financial Support

(GEMS) Glasgow Ethnic Minority Support 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Target Group:Migrants, women, and disabled people from a minority ethnic background, Multiple barriers, or English as a second language

Lead Organisation:The Bridges Programme

Delivery Partners:Amina, Community Renewal Trust, Cranhill Development Trust, Govanhill Community Development and Glasgow Clyde College

 

 

Email: admin@bridgesprogrammes.org.uk 

 

Telephone: 0141 558 9749

 

 

Website:The Bridges Programme

People with experience of Addiction, Homelessness and Criminal Justice System (Age 16+)

Employability support for people in recovery from addictions

 

Support with Housing, Benefits and Mental Health

 

Tailored support

 

One-to-one Counselling

 

Personal Development

 

Access to training, education, volunteering, work experience and employment

Choiceworks Programme

 

Target Group:Multiple barriers, age 16+ with a history of offending

Organisation: Glasgow City Council

 

Email: CommsafetyChoiceworks@glasgow.gov.uk

 

Telephone: 0141 276 7690 

 

Website:Choiceworks Programme

Employability for Young People

 

Target Group: Working mostly with 16-24-year-olds with a Drug & Alcohol Addiction engaged in HSCP services

 

Organisations:HSCP (Health and Social Care Partnership)/ Glasgow Council for Alcohol (GCA)

 

Telephone: 0141 353 1800

 

 

WebsiteGlasgow Council on Alcohol

 

Way Ahead

 

Target Group: Multiple barriers including homelessness, addiction of offending background age 16-67

 

 

 

Organisation: Wheatley Group

 

Emailwheatley.works@wheatley-group.com

 

Website:  Way Ahead - Wheatley Group

 

 

Other Help and Support - Employment, Training, Skills, and Job Opportunities

This network of support organisations updates their websites regularly on skills, jobs, and volunteering opportunities, including:

 

Employability Service Re-Design - CCI

The Council's Centre for Civic Innovation has concluded the first part of the service design process with employability providers, participants, and employers on how services can join up to improve the outcomes for our service participants. Over the past year, using Scottish Approach to Service Design methods, the CCI has carried out extensive research in the form of surveys, interviews and workshops involving a cross section of services and participants including people with disabilities, neurodiversity, asylum seekers, those involved in the criminal justice system, as well as the LEP Board and GCC's Employability team.  

This has culminated in 37 recommendations put forward by those involved which have been filtered into 14 opportunities to improve joined up working across the Partnership and grouped into five themes falling under two higher categories of 'Working Together' and 'Building Knowledge'.

Steps are underway to prioritise these recommendations and opportunities. CCI will continue to support in the design and development of solutions using a similar co design process, again involving participants, service providers and employers.

The Executive Summary can be viewed here (PDF) [5MB] .

Working Together for a Fairer Glasgow Quality Standard

The Working Together for a Fairer Glasgow Quality Standard's (WTFGQS) commitments and indicators were co-produced by participants with lived experience of using employability services in Glasgow, ensuring that they are grounded in real-world experiences and perspectives. The WTFGQS will be awarded to organisations that are able to provide evidence that they are adhering to the six commitments and associated indicators, which illustrate that they are providing a high quality, person-centred service.

The Quality Standard seeks to address the diverse needs and challenges faced by individuals seeking employment. This approach recognises that one size does not fit all when it comes to employability support and that tailored assistance is essential for fostering meaningful and sustainable employment outcomes.

The WTFGQS award will play a crucial role for citizens in Glasgow in promoting inclusivity, fairness, and equality within employability services, ultimately contributing to the socioeconomic well-being of the community.

More information regarding WTFGQS will be coming soon.

Please contact qualitystandard@glasgow.gov.uk for any further enquires.

Should you require any further information on employability, please email employability@glasgow.gov.uk

Glasgow's Local Employability Partnership are excited to host their first event on Tuesday 18th June 2024 - Shaping Employability Together - Please click here for the agenda and further information.

 

 

Last modified on 07 June 2024

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