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Employment for Disabled Young People Written Answer, 25/06/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Alison McInnes' (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government further to the answer to the supplementary to question S4O-03981 by Annabelle Ewing on 4 February 2015 (Official Report, c. 10) how much it has invested in tackling the underrepresentation of disabled young people across its employability programmes in each year since 2011-12, also broken down by programme.

The Minister for Youth and Women's Employment, Annabelle Ewing, replied that a number of the Scottish Government's employability programmes support disabled young people. Specific support includes:

Community Jobs Scotland, which since 2013-14 has included 100 opportunities targeted for young people with disabilities or long-term health problems; Targeted Employer Recruitment Incentive, which since 2012 has supported young people, including those with a disability with the transition into sustainable employment; A 100,000 discretionary Additional Support Needs Access Fund was introduced as part of the Employability Fund in 2015.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 25 June 2015 which is available form the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 25 June 2015