“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
Low-income families in Orkney will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty.
“This article is being written in the fallout of an ongoing life changing event that opened my eyes and kept them open whilst being wheeled through the mechanisms of our state.”
“It must be a true safety net that treats people with dignity and respect.”
“much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos.”
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.
Successive UK Government policies since 2010 have plunged 15 million people in the UK into poverty
“The impact on the human rights of the most vulnerable in the UK will be immense.”
“These are truly heart-breaking figures for Orkney”
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.