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I’m excited to have been appointed as the first CEO of the Scottish Union of Supported Employment, particularly at a time of profound change in the employability sector.  In the next few years there is an opportunity to transform the life chances of people with disabilities or long-term conditions in Scotland.

It is more important than ever that the voices of our members and the people they serve are heard. Our members have the creativity, drive and enthusiasm needed to develop the high-quality services jobseekers want and the expertise and enthusiasm to deliver them.

There is an opportunity to transform the life chances of people with disabilities or long-term conditions in Scotland.

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We are ambitious for SUSE and have developed a comprehensive 3 Year Strategic Plan that outlines our vision and how we intend to get there. We want SUSE to be a centre of excellence for supported employment in Scotland, improving the quality of services, leading on research and innovation and developing a skilled workforce that can tackle the Disability Employment Gap.

Scotland needs an organisation that not only advocates for jobseekers who have disabilities or long-term conditions, but also creates a space for practitioners to come together to learn, share and develop. There is a lot of work to do with employers, funders and policy makers to promote the supported employment model and our members need resources to continually improve how they work.

If you haven’t already done so I hope you will join SUSE and work with us to put supported employment at the heart of the employability offer in Scotland.

David Cameron
Chief Executive Officer
SUSE

 

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