“VoiceAbility is an independent charity and one of the UK’s largest providers of advocacy and involvement services. “
Emma Roddick MSP: “The UK’s broken energy system requires an urgent overhaul.”
“The nature of the UK’s privatised electricity system places many hurdles along the path to a new cable. “
‘Help to Claim’ Service Cannot Protect Date of Claim
The ‘Help to Claim’ service which is funded by the DWP but delivered by Citizens Advice Scotland does not protect the date a person makes a claim.
“When people use a public service they should have no concerns about how they will be treated.”
£125million to be Spent in Scotland Mitigating UK Government Welfare ‘Reforms’
Successive UK Government policies since 2010 have plunged 15 million people in the UK into poverty
Welfare ‘Reforms’ & Bedroom Tax Having a Devastating Impact on Housing
The total value of DHP awards across Scotland was £56.9 million.
Best Start Grants to be Paid Before Christmas
Best Start Grants replace and expand on the UK Government’s Sure Start Maternity Grant by providing eligible families with £600 on the birth of their first child and £300 on the birth of any subsequent children.
“Universal Credit is causing undeniable hardship and misery to people and families across Scotland”
Local MSP Maree Todd SNP has called for a halt to the roll out of Universal Credit – the UK Government’s social security payment scheme.
201 Carers in Orkney Receive Scotland’s New Carer’s Allowance
“Carers make a vital contribution to society, which this payment recognises, putting an extra £442 in their pockets this financial year. “
Carer’s Allowance Supplement to be Paid from Mid September
“This supplementary payment allows us to get more money in the pockets of carers in Scotland as quickly as possible.”