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 will be 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 are partnering 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.
What are we doing?
We are running a series of online Conversations with people across Fife to make sure we have lots of information and ideas that will help us to understand what people need and want. Contributions will be anonymous, but the key themes and findings will be pulled together into a report and shared with key decision-makers in Fife.
The priority is to include staff, service users and people who might want to use services from as many different perspectives as possible. As the name says- No One Left Behind- you are the experts in the area, and your views are important. We want as many people as possible to have the chance to tell us what matters to them, and how employment support can best be provided.
As well as the Conversations we will also be hosting an online chat space on Let's Talk About Fife, and asking staff to gather the views of people they are working with via an online survey.
Follow the links below to book onto one of our public Conversations. Due to the current lockdown restrictions, all Conversations will be held online using Zoom.
Each Conversation will have limited spaces available. Booking is essential to ensure we have a good size of group that creates a comfortable space for those participating.
What happens after the Conversations?
The findings from the Conversations, Let's Talk About Fife and the survey will inform the future commissioning of employment services in Fife for 2021. We also hope they will help existing providers think about changes that can be made right away.