|Description / information|
|Name of service||Apex Scotland|
|Remit & Target group||Apex Scotland aims to reduce re-offending by working with offenders and young people at risk of offending to help them address their employability needs and progress them towards employment, training, education or voluntary work.|
|Services Provided||Street sex worker specific (if any)||General|
|Employability advice and information, employer advocacy, literacy support, IT classes, Rehabilitation of Offenders act and disclosure advice, compilation of disclosure letters, CV preparation, job search, 1-1 working and group work programmes.
(e.g. clinical staff, social workers, drug specialists etc)
|1 Unit Manager, 5 Employment Development Advisors, 1 Key Worker (Phoenix Futures), 1 Administrator, 1 Part-Time Literacy Worker.
|Does your service use volunteers / peer educators etc.?||1 volunteer working in groupwork sessions, peer educators providing input into the Think Again Course.
|Where do you offer service(s) from?
(e.g. base/location, outreach, community clinic, drop-in etc)
|City of Edinburgh: Delivery within Lothian unit premises with outreach in Leith, Wester Hailes and High Riggs Jobcentreplus offices.
West Lothian outreach: West Lothian Criminal Justice offices, Livingston.
Midlothian outreach: New Leaf offices, Dalkeith.
|Service hours / days||Monday – Friday
09.00 – 17.00
|Catchment area||City of Edinburgh.
Midlothian and West Lothian.
(including any restrictions e.g. must be drug free / agree to...)
|Employment Unit: Offenders, ex-offenders and young people at risk of offending.
Progress2work: Previous Drug use or stabilised on a reduction programme.
Construction Works: Released from prison in previous 6 months.
SAGE: Criminal record and any other support needs.
Think Again: Offenders, ex-offenders, currently recruiting for Women only course.
Write on Track, ECDL: Offenders, ex-offenders.
(e.g. self or third party referral)
|Referrals can be accepted from any agency as well as self referrals.|
|Referral information required
(including e.g. anonymous access permitted / full identity disclosure required etc)
|Clients Contact information - address, telephone numbers. date of birth. Reason for referral.
Identified needs/issues e.g. drugs, homelessness, mental health issues.
Criminal record – nature of offences, legal conditions attached to convictions.
Any identified risk factors.
(for service users)
Telephone: 0131 467 8300
Fax: 0131 467 7914
Unit 1, Bonnington Business Centre
106 Jane StreetEdinburgh EH6 5HG
(e.g. induction loop, disabled access, language support available etc)
|Disabled access and toilets.
Sign language interpreter can be arranged for deaf clients.