We offer free advice and support, as the lead agency in PACE – Partnership Action for Continuing Employment.
PACE was set up by the Scottish Government, and also includes DWP (through Jobcentre Plus), local authorities, Citizens Advice, colleges and training providers. Local PACE teams deliver the service across Scotland.
They understand the local labour market, and offer a wealth of experience in helping companies and people who are facing redundancy. Local teams can respond quickly when situations arise and can also come in and assist businesses to try and minimise the risk of redundancy before it happens.
For employers this means support for businesses of any size, no matter how many employees are involved. It’s free of charge, and helps take away some of the strain of dealing with redundancy.
For employees it means free, impartial advice on dealing with the practical and emotional sides of redundancy. PACE advisers help people recognise their skills, explore their options and prepare for their next move.
And because PACE supports companies across Scotland, the partnership can often connect businesses looking to hire new people with those making redundancies.
PACE plays a vital role, supporting people through what can be one of the most stressful periods of their working lives.
Need more information about how PACE can help?
Call our helpline on 0800 917 8000 to speak to an adviser.
Individuals can learn more about support from PACE at My World of Work.
Advisers can download our Positive Steps booklet to show individuals our full range of support.
Find out who the local PACE contacts are in your area.
Check out our PACE toolkit for promoting PACE services and how to get involved.