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Fair Start Scotland - evaluation report 3: year two - overview

Published: 9 Nov 2020

Third report in a series of evaluation reports of Fair Start Scotland employability services which covers the second full year of service delivery (April 2019 - March 2020) and summarises findings from a participant phone survey, local area case studies and analysis of management information.

76 page PDF

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76 page PDF

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Contents
Fair Start Scotland - evaluation report 3: year two - overview
Appendix 5: Social Security Experience Panel further information and tables

76 page PDF

2.5 MB

Appendix 5: Social Security Experience Panel further information and tables

The Scottish Government is becoming responsible for some of the benefits currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

As part of work to prepare for this change, Scottish Government set up the Social Security Experience Panels with people who have experience of one or more of the relevant benefits. More than 2,400 people registered as panel members when it was launched in 2017.

More information on who's in the panel.

The survey was sent to 1950 panel members in July 2020, and received 109 responses (response rate of 6%).

Demographics of social security panel survey respondents:

Table 5.1: Gender
Number Percentage
Female/woman/girl 58 53.2
Male/man/boy 28 25.7
Not known 20 18.3
Other 2 1.8
Missing 1 0.9
Table 5.2: Long term health condition
Number Percentage
Long term health condition 80 73.4
Table 5.3: Age
Number Percentage
25-44 16 14.7
45-59 44 40.4
60-79 31 28.4
Age unavailable 18 16.5
Table 5.4: Ethnicity
Number Percentage
Asian, Asian Scottish or Asian British 1 0.9
White 79 72.5
Ethnicity unavailable 29 26.6
Table 5.5: Urban/rural status
Number Percentage
Rural 7 6.4
Urban 83 76.1
Unavailable 19 17.4

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