15 May 2012
Two PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment)
redundancy support events will be held, one in Stornoway and one in
Led by Skills Development Scotland, the events will take place
on Wednesday 23 May at The Bridge Centre, Bayhead Street, Stornoway
between 12pm and 2pm, and between 3.30pm and 5pm at Cothrom,
Ormiclate, South Uist.
The events will include advice on benefits and tax credits,
career guidance, supported job searches, advice on business
start-ups, local training opportunities and alternative employment
in the area.
Face to face help and advice will be on offer from organisations
including Business Gateway, Lews Castle College, JobCentre Plus,
Western Isles Citizens Advice Service, Skills Development Scotland,
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Highlands & Islands Enterprise and
Third Sector Hebrides.
An invitation is extended to anyone in the area who is facing
redundancy or who has recently been made redundant.
Iain Maclennan, PACE Chair for Western Isles, said: "Dealing
with redundancy can be a daunting experience. In order to respond
to these tough times, and help those who have been made redundant,
it is vital that we provide the workforce with the necessary
"Skills Development Scotland supported by national and local
partners, delivers PACE, which is the Scottish Government's
national initiative for responding to redundancy
"The local PACE team will work closely with people affected
by redundancy in an aim to minimise the time they are out of
For further information on the events please contact the local
SDS centres on 01851 708900 for Stornoway or 01870 604926 for
You can also visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk or call the
national PACE redundancy support helpline on 0808 100 1855.