Progress Scotland

The programme aims to help

individuals find employment


We deliver Work Able Scotland with the support

of established local delivery partners.

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Progress Scotland

Progress Scotland is a partnership between Working Links and The Lennox Partnership delivering the Work Able Scotland programme across the Highlands, Islands, Clyde Coast and Grampian regions.

The voluntary programme aims to help individuals out of work to find suitable and sustainable employment - we’ll work with you to identify your strengths, skills and abilities, and to overcome any challenges you may have to finding and staying in work. 

Our delivery partners

We are delivering Work Able Scotland with the support of a number of established local delivery partners, which are listed below:

Local Authority Area

Delivery Partner

Aberdeen City




Argyll and Bute

Argyll & Bute Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
(previously Western Isles)

3rd Sector Hebrides

East Renfrewshire

Working Links


Lochaber Hope

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The Lennox Partnership
Working Links



West Dunbartonshire

The Lennox Partnership

Are you eligible?

To be eligible for support you must reside in one of the local authority areas listed above, be economically inactive, of working age and want to work. You must also meet the defined eligibility criteria:

  • ESA recipients who are within Work Related Activity Group (WRAG) assessed by JCP Work Coach as being able to enter work for at least a minimum of 16 hours within a 12 month period or less; or
  • Universal Credit recipients subject to conditionality level 4 (limited capability for work; ESA WRAG equivalent; those within Work preparation regime).

What support will you get?

We’ll work with you to:

  • gain new skills and enhance existing skills to support your work goals
  • build self-confidence and improve motivation
  • reinforce your strengths and look at the benefits of work
  • search and apply for jobs
  • write CVs and fill in application forms
  • prepare for interviews
  • access health related in-work support.

You will also be supported by qualified health professionals who will provide the tools to help improve your health and wellbeing so you can get back to work.

On the programme will get access to:

  • a dedicated case manger
  • an individual assessment
  • one to one appointments with regular support and contact
  • occupational health and wellbeing support if required
  • trained tailored to individual needs
  • support to search and apply for jobs
  • our online learning toolkit
  • accredited training modules
  • potential work tasters and work experience opportunities
  • access to apprenticeship opportunities
  • financial advice and money management.

And our support doesn’t stop there. We’ll keep in touch with you once you are in work to make sure you are confident and comfortable in your new job.

And for those interested in setting up your own business we can also provide training across a number of areas including money management, business planning, marketing, social media, and business set up.

Contact us

For further information and to find out if we can work with you then either speak with your local JobCentre Plus advisor for a referral to Work Able Scotland or contact us directly on 0141 951 6458.

You will be supported by qualified health professionals.

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