Evaluation of Employ-Able


This report reviews the effectiveness of the Employ-Able Programme, which sets out to improve the employment prospects of veterans with mental health conditions. It considers the barriers experienced by participants who fail to achieve satisfactory employment outcomes prior to participating in the programme.


The Employ-Able programme was introduced in November 2012 and by the end of March 2015 had had 162 referrals. It is specifically aimed at veterans who are having difficulty adjusting to civilian life because of mental health conditions and who need help to find or sustain employment. The programme is funded by Poppyscotland and is delivered by SAMH Employability Advisors. Both parties actively participate and engage in the promotion of the service. This evaluation was conducted between May 2014 and April 2015.

Full Reference

Biggar J. and Simpson L., 2015. Evaluation of Employ-Able. Available at: <http://www.poppyscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/EMPLOYABLE-EVALUATION-REPORT-MAY-15.pdf>.