The Retention Pathway Support Project aims to work closely with employers to improve job retention for disabled employees, provide information and support on employing disabled people and to ensure that the solutions provided are sustainable and practical for employers to put into place.
Data from the DWP, Work, Health and Disability green paper: data pack (2018), highlights that disabled individuals in employment were more likely to fall out of work than non-disabled individuals. Additionally, the Scottish Government labour market flows analysis confirms that in 2018, disabled people were almost twice as likely to move out of work compared to non-disabled people.
We’ve identified that there are two main issues that exemplify the need for this project:
The project will be delivered by the Libertie Project and Into Work.
They will deliver the Retention Pathway Support Project to ten employers over a 12-month period from April 2021. Prior to this an innovative model will be developed that includes a range of bespoke interventions that can be tailored to each employer’s needs.
The project staff will assess each businesses’ needs and develop an individual action plan to be put into practice by March 2022.
We’ll offer consultancy, training, workshops and mentoring on a wide range of topics, including some of the following:
We aim to develop this as a fully costed project that will be offered to employers through the Centre of Excellence from Spring 2022. More details on the employers we are working with and the staff delivering the project will be added here soon.