Fair Start Scotland

Fair Start Scotland is a flexible employment support service to help people get ready for work and achieve their potential – working with people who are unemployed, have a disability or a health condition.

Service Description

Fair Start Scotland believes that everyone should have the same opportunity to access a job that is right for them no matter what their circumstances. They offer a full support package that will meet your individual needs, making sure you have the best chance at finding a job that’s right for you.

When you join Fair StartScotland you’ll have a welcome session with your personal adviser, who will:

  • give you more information about the service
  • find out more about you and your circumstances
  • find out about your skills and abilities and job interests
  • understand any challenges you may have
  • tell you how we’ll work with you to find the right job for you to meet your needs

You’ll have an initial chat with your personal adviser to find out what:

  • your strengths are
  • your interests
  • your skills and abilities
  • challenges you may face
  • health issues or concerns you may have.

Working with you will help your advisor to give you the right information, advice and guidance and help you get a job that best suits your needs. It’s a two-way discussion so it’s an opportunity for you to ask questions – having a clear understanding from the start will help us to manage your expectations and vice versa.

Service Categories



This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

You may be able to use Fair Start Scotland's services if you live in Scotland and:
• have the right to work in the UK
• are over 18 and out of work
You may also be able to use the service if you are 16 or 17 and are either:
• disabled; or
• receiving Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Service Address

93 George Street

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 049 7061
Email: info@startscotland.scot
Website: www.startscotland.scot

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Translation Service
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Start Scotland

Type: Charity/Voluntary

StartScotland is a partnership between The Lennox Partnership and Fedcap Employment Scotland. Together, they help to make a difference and create positives futures for people, their families and their communities. 

StartScotland is a values-driven organisation that strives to put our customers first, understanding their needs and closely engaging with them on a personal level to help them on their journey to employment or training.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 049 7061
Email: info@startscotland.scot
Website: www.startscotland.scot

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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