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Capability Scotland offers practical support and advice to you whether you are a disabled person looking for or interested in work but not sure how to get started. We can also offer assistance if you are currently employed and concerned about the future. We also offer a service to employers interested in or currently employing someone with a disability.

Specifically we can support people looking for work

Our team of expert staff will help you develop the skills and confidence you need to find the work you like. Your Employment Services Officer will give you all the practical support and advice you need to make your move into employment a success. Regular one to one meetings will ensure you are fully supported including help to manage your health condition or disability.

What can we do for you?

- CV & Interview Preparation
- Job Matching
- Assistance with your search for employment
- Employability Workshops (Confidence Building, Setting Goals)
- Job Coaching
- The services of an experienced Employment Services Officer
- Limited financial assistance for travel, interview clothes etc
- Detailed Action and Development plan


Our team works with employers throughout Scotland to help the recruit and support disabled people into sustainable employment. Your Employer Engagement Officer will work with you to deliver a free, bespoke service:

What can we do for you?

- Assistance with pre-employment checks
- Information about employing young people
- Employment Support Payment of up to £500 which can be used for training, one to one support, specialist equipment
- Experienced Employment Services Officer to offer you and your employee support
- Detailed Action and Development plan for your employee
- Staff training / Disability Equality Training

Youth Grants

Did you know that you can be entitled to a grant up to £2250 for employing someone aged between 18 and 24? Please read our leaflet on the right for more information or get in touch.


We work in partnership with many organisations to deliver successful training and development programmes.

What can we do for you?

- Working together to achieve job outcomes for our customers
- Providing interventions for your clients
- Refer your clients to Capability Scotland's Work Choice programme by being a Statutory Referral Organisation

What is a Statutory Referral Organisation?

A Statutory Referral Organisation (SRO) is an organisation which will be authorised to act in partnership in order to directly introduce suitable disabled people to the Work Choice programme. These will be organisations that provide a statutory service that helps disabled people.

These organisations will have been commissioned by, or has a contract with, either:

- A Local Authority; or
- A Primary Care Trust; or
- A Local Education Authority; or
- Skills Development Scotland

And acts on behalf of them to support disabled people with the highest support needs to consider and move into employment, particularly those with learning disabilities and mental health conditions.

It is anticipated that this will be particularly helpful for people who might not visit or contact a Jobcentre Plus office and therefore would not normally come into contact with DEA services.
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Contact Telephone: 01383 720 613 (opt 3)
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This record was last modified on: 05 April 2018