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The Employability SEN is a national support network for social enterprises who deliver a wide variety of flexible person-centred employability services, often for people furthest from the labour market.

As part of a strong employability infrastructure, SEN members significantly contribute to a fairer, more inclusive society - a priority for Scottish Government 

The aims of the Employability SEN are to:  

  • Increase awareness and understanding of members and their contribution to Scotland’s employability landscape 
  • Promote the role our members play in tackling inequalities and delivering a wellbeing economy  
  • Represent members’ interests and influence decision makers ensuring that the policy environment meets members’ needs and aspirations  
  • Ensure members’ skills, knowledge, expertise and engagement, with people furthest from the labour market, is recognised and valued. 
  • Ensure members are better informed, supported and networked 

The Employability SEN has around 300 members across Scotland.  Membership is free to any SE code-compliant organisation delivering employability outcomes including health and wellbeing, social inclusion and equalities outcomes.   

Employability SEN members are often referred to as Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) – a social enterprise with a specific focus on helping people with a disability or disadvantage into employment.  WISEs offer a lifeline to some of our most vulnerable people – through person centred jobs, training and education, skills development and social networks, which also contributes to increased confidence, raised self-esteem and improved health and wellbeing.  WISEs focus on enabling people to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, valued for their contribution to society.

Work Integration Social Enterprises (including social firms and supported businesses) exist mainly to improve the employability and employment prospects of people furthest from the labour market.  The evidence…. tells us that collectively this already adds up to a very substantial contribution to volunteering, job creation, social inclusion, and employability in Scotland’ (Scotland's Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2026) 

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SENScot Session on NCS Consultation – Commissioning & Fair Work


23/09/2021

Second SENScot Session relating to the National Care Service Consultation, focusing on ‘Commissioning’ and ‘Fair Work’. About this event Scottish Government is currently consulting on the creation of a National Care Service (NCS)– this follows an Independent review of adult social care led by Derek Feeley, which recommended that the service should be established on an equal footing with…

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Latest Newsletter

SE & Employability Newsletter – September 2021

15 September 2021

Scottish Government is currently consulting on the creation of a National Care Service – SENScot is holding the following sessions to provide SEN members with the opportunity to share their thoughts on several aspects of the National Care Service Consultation, with a view to submitting a response / developing a briefing on the social enterprise perspective. Thurs 16th Sept (10.30am-12pm) – Improving Care & the…

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Contact Us

42 Miller Street
Glasgow
Scotland
G1 1DT
UK

mail@senscot.net

0141 280 2570

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Social Entrepreneurs Network Scotland (Senscot) is registered as a Scottish charity under Scottish Charity No. SC029210 and as a limited company under Company Registration No. SC278156. Its registered office is at 41 Miller Street, Glasgow.