My Skills, My Strengths, My Right to Work Project
The project has been working collaboratively with many partners to try and create accessible opportunities to learning, employment and support within the workplace for disabled people and people living with long term conditions. This has included:
- Health, Disability and Employment (Early Interventions)- Single Gateway Pilot
- Perth and Kinross Employability Network
- Third Sector Employability Forum
- Poverty, Opportunity and Participation Cluster Group
- BME Employability Strategic Steering Group
The project worked with Scottish Government to organise a focus group session to bring together a range of partners (small to medium ALLIANCE member organisations) to engage, inform and influence the design of the new Scottish Employment Support Services. The focus group provided valuable input from third sector services who provide employment support but not Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) programme providers.
The project welcomed a visit from Jamie Hepburn, The Minister for Employability and Training which included a round table discussions with ALLIANCE members. Furthermore, the project also participated in the Declaration Human Rights festival on the Right to Work
My Skills, My Strengths, My Work Campaign
The project has liaised with job centre Employer Engagement Teams to raise awareness of the campaign and advocating the principles with the employers who they are engaging with.
The campaign has been working in partnership with Open Doors Scotland and Investors in Young People to investigate a collaborative approach in working with employers and utilising the wealth of specific third sector support which is available to them. Quality Scotland has also linked with the campaign to explore opportunities of increasing its capacity and working in partnership.
The campaign also participated and featured in the Fit for Work SME (Small and medium enterprises) Employer Roadshow.