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Number of people who have participated in Fair Start Scotland: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
13 Dec 2018
Number of people who have participated in Fair Start Scotland: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03419  
Date received: 12 November 2018
Date responded: 11 December 2018
 
Information requested
 
The number of people who have participated in Fair Start Scotland across Scotland since the 3 April 2018
Of those, a breakdown of the numbers taking part in each of the 9 contract areas (or, if possible, by local authority).
Of those that have received support through FSS, what proportion are now in full-time or part-time employment.
 
Response

 

The number of people who have participated in Fair Start Scotland during the first six months since launch is available in the Statistics published on the 28th November available at this link:  www.gov.scot/ISBN/9781787814189

The publication records that a total of 4,978 people joined Fair Start Scotland during the period 3 April to 28 September 2018.

We do not currently include information on the geographical breakdown of participation in the statistical release but intend to provide such statistics in due course, once the service has matured. Further information will be available in the next release of these statistics currently scheduled for February 2018.

Management information used to compile the statistics indicate that the 4,978 starts occurred across Contract Package Areas according to the following distribution:

 

 

Starts to 30/09/18

Lot 1

Glasgow

977

Lot 2

Lanarkshire

892

Lot 3

Tayside

501

Lot 4

Forth Valley

448

Lot 5

East

803

Lot 6

Southwest

436

Lot 7

North East

317

Lot 8

Highlands and Islands

204

Lot 9

West

400

Total

-

4978

 

Information on employment outcomes, i.e. counts of individuals who have achieved a job start, a short job outcome (entered employment which lasted at least 13 weeks) or a sustained job outcome (entered employment which lasted at least 26 weeks) will be published in future statistics releases, at an appropriate point in the delivery of the service, recognising the time required to support eligible groups into work. We record whether or not an individual has started employment and whether or not they are still in employment at 13 and 26 weeks but do not hold information on intermediate status.

 

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