The Steps Service
28 January 2018
Apex Scotland's new Steps service offers support to individuals
aged 16 and over who are facing multiple barriers to
Barriers (other than being long term unemployed) can
- Having criminal convictions
- Mental health issues
- Looked after young person
- From employment deprived areas
- Armed forces veteran
- Substance related conditions.
This list is not exhaustive and an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
can give more details regarding the qualifying criteria.
How Does It Work?
An Apex Personal Development Mentor will provide 1-2-1 support,
assisting each individual to achieve specific milestones to ensure
they progress towards full time employment, education or
Some elements we will assist with include:
- Benefits requirements (including signing up for Universal
- Letters of disclosure
- Confidence building
- Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
- Registration with health professionals
- Opening bank accounts
- Progression into volunteering or work experience
- Opportunities to achieve recognised vocational qualifications
such as CSCS card.
Our objective is for each individual to complete their action
plan by moving into employment, training, more advanced
qualifications or progression to stage 3 providers on the
Referrals are not restricted to a particular source for this
exciting new service, and can include self-referrals, as long as
participants are facing two of the noted barriers.
Apex Scotland, 9 Great Stuart Street,
Edinburgh, EH3 7TP.
Tel: 0131 220 0130 - Email: email@example.com.