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Step Into Childcare/Social Care - Employability Fund Stage 3 - Training for Care
Our Employability Fund stage 3 programme is aimed at anyone interested in exploring employment options within the childcare or social care sector. The next course starts Wednesday 24th November 2021.
Apprentice Transition Plan
SDS have launched The Apprentice Transition Plan to support apprentices who have been made redundant as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19.
Free suit hire for job interviews
24 hours free suit hire from H&M Man.
Social Security Committee Inquiry into COVID-19 and Social Security
The Social Security Committee has published its report into how social security can aid Scotland’s recovery from Covid-19.(this will open in a new window)
Young Carer Grant
Young Carer Grant is £308.15 per year for young carers aged 16 to 18 who live in Scotland.
Job Start Payment
Job Start Payment is a one-off payment of £252.50 available to young people in Scotland who are on certain benefits and need help with the costs of starting a new job. If a person has a child, they could get £404.00.
Free Project Opportunity for Employers
The Public Social Partnership (PSP) for the Disability Employment Gap will design and implement a range of pilot projects over the next 12-14 months.
Smoking and Mental Health - Free on-line training
One and two hour, on-line courses about the adverse effect of smoking on mental health.
Edinburgh and South East Scotland Labour Market Information Toolkit
SDS have created an LMI toolkit to ensure that individuals and those that support people to prepare for jobs and careers across the Edinburgh City region have regionally tailored and accessible guidance materials.
Cyrenians Care Academy
Training course to provide people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop a career in social care.