Moving On Employment Project has produced its Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2013. It has been another very positive year for Moving On with all its objectives met or exceeded.
There has been an 11.68% increase in number of people benefitting from services with a total of 153 people supported. Due to recent welfare reform the number of people requiring support to enter employment in Shetland has grown significantly, this is reflected by the number on the caseload increasing by 27.5% in two years. Three quarters of the 105 people who referred last year were in receipt of benefits such as Employment Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Job Seekers Allowance.
68% using services moved into work experience, training and employment and 79 people were discharged from services. There has been an increase in the number of people being supported into employment on a home working basis and into self employment as this can be the most suitable solution to meet an individual’s needs.
Moving On is pleased to report they have funding in place to provide services until 31 March 2014 and can continue to provide this important service throughout Shetland.
To read the full report click MOEP Annual report and account 2012-13