Encompass is an education, training and employability service for people in Edinburgh living with complex needs. It helps people furthest removed from the labour market to build their skills, gain access to opportunities and, where appropriate, move into employment.
The programme offers one-to-one casework support, so that participants can establish a positive, consistent relationship with one worker. Participants work through personal development action plans with their caseworkers. Progress is regularly reviewed to ensure that they are getting the maximum benefit. All support and training is delivered in a safe and supportive environment.
Encompass offers bespoke, skill-based training delivered in outreach locations and via AI’s in-house community college. It also offers a wide range of employability opportunities, including supportive work placements and volunteering. Participants gain qualifications in core communication and employability skills.
To read an in-depth report on Encompass’ work, download Encompass Review April 2019.