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No One Left Behind

  • The Scottish Government and Fife Council want to create an employability system that is more flexible, joined-up and responsive to the needs of people using services. To get this right we need to hear from people who use, have used, or will use services, from staff and those in work. This will help Fife Council and partners ensure people get the right support at the right time and in the right way.


    No One Left Behind is a new way of working with this in mind. The most important part of the planning and design process is people.

    The challenge is knowing what matters to people when deciding what is important to fund, balancing competing views. We want to hear from a range of different voices to understand the best way to use the money available and to improve how services work together. Every person's view matters.

    To help this Fife Voluntary Action, Fife Centre for Equalities and Fife Council have partnered with a team of volunteers to provide opportunities for staff and people who have used, or are thinking about using, employability services to come together to tell us what matters to them when it comes to employment support in Fife. The findings will help Fife Council and partners to shape future services.

    The story so far

    From June to August 2020 the No-One Left Behind Team ran a series of 16 online Conversations via Zoom with over 122 participants. 126 people completed the No-One Left Behind Online Survey and posted messages on our Let's Talk About Fife page.

    These conversations invited people from all walks of life to help us to understand what people need and want when it comes to employability, and uncovered a wealth of insight to inform what happens next. We included staff, people who use or have used services and those who might want to use services from as many different perspectives as possible.

    What happens now?

    To find out what we learned and what will happen next you can join us at an online seminar:

    No-One Left Behind Fife - Findings and the Future

    Date: Thursday 17 September 2020
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
    Venue: Zoom - booking is essential as the link will be only be sent to registered participants on the day of the event.

    Book a place(s) now!

    The event is open to anyone who participated in the NOLB Conversations and survey this summer, and to all who have an interest in the aims of No-One Left Behind.

    More information

    For more information about No One Left Behind, please contact Pegs Bailey or Sandy MacKenzie.

This page was last updated on 11 September 2020.
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