Local MSP visits service helping Dunfermline community


Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP shaking hands with Fedcap Employee
We’ve welcomed a local MSP and employers to our newly refurbished Dunfermline office.
Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP shaking hands with Fedcap Employee
Our Fedcap Scotland team has helped more than 14,000 people across the country learn new skills, find new jobs and progress their careers.
And our base in Dunfermline, at New Row, was visited by Dunfermline MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville on Monday 22 August.
During the visit, the MSP, who is also the Scottish Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, was given an insight into how Fedcap Scotland helps people overcome the barriers they face – including tackling health concerns and poverty – to realise their ambitions and reach their long-term goals.
Some 94% of people receiving health and wellbeing support from Fedcap Scotland have since said they can now manage their health better as a result.
The team is also working with some of Scotland’s leading employers to help the region bounce back from the coronavirus pandemic with reliable workers.
Fedcap is currently delivering the Fair Start Scotland service in partnership with the Lennox Partnership in Dunfermline and the surrounding area, helping people to pick up new skills, confidence and experience and into suitable, sustainable jobs.
Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP said:  ”I was delighted to be invited along to visit Fedcap Scotland’s new office here in Dunfermline.
“It was a great opportunity to find out how the service will operate and to meet the staff working hard to help local people find the best path forward.
“If anyone is looking for help and support finding work or training then I would definitely encourage them to join the Fair Start Scotland service.”
Susan Paterson, Operations Director at Fedcap Scotland, said: “We’ve been successful because we know everyone is different and we’re able to take the time to get to know our customers and find out about their lives.
“We’re delighted to have been able to make these changes to our office in Dunfermline so we can provide the right environment to continue to support even more people to realise their potential and live better lives. We were also thrilled that Shirley-Anne could visit our office and celebrate with us.”
The office, which has been extensively improved and refurbished, was also visited by local employers and partners.
Craig Waterston, Business Development Manager and HR Lead from Greenfold Systems Ltd, recently visited the office and said: “We’ve been working with Fedcap for over two years now and the support they provide has been invaluable. Because of the relationship we have with the Fedcap team, we are making well-suited appointments in a fast and effective way.
“Their staffing support has directly contributed the success of our business and for that we are grateful. I would encourage other employers to contact Fedcap too.”
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