“It is over 60 years now since Scotland voted for a Conservative Government “
Scotland’s Social Security System Takes Shape
‘Social security is a human right’
A Job Well Done : Shed for Blue Door
The Orkney Men’s “Shedders” reckon the shed for the Blue Door will be ready to move Tuesday after next.
The Children Are Our Future
The number of children in Orkney on the Child Protection register continues to fall at 0.9 per 1,000 in 2017.
An insight into the “fair and simplistic” Universal Credit
“As someone who is going through the process of claiming for UC, I can vouch for it being neither fair nor simple”
Scottish Welfare Fund Supporting Families
Around a third of all payments from the Scottish Welfare fund have gone to households with children.
£100million Spent in Scotland to Relieve UK Welfare Cuts
“The Scottish Welfare Fund continues to provide a vital lifeline”
Local MSP Makes Passionate Plea Against Universal Credit
“It’s scandalous the Tories defend the rollout of universal credit when they see the harm is causing.”
Supporting Young Carers
Those who are not eligible for the Carer’s Allowance will be able to claim A Young Carer’s Grant (Autumn 2019) of £300 a year.
Guarantees Sought for Frank’s Law
The Health Secretary in the Scottish Government Shona Robison is seeking urgent assurances there will be no cuts to disability benefits