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Report warns disabled workers will lose out most from Universal Credit 15 May 2013
Universal Credit - the government's new single benefit payment - is in danger of failing to deliver on its key objectives, according to a new ... more
GPs say benefits tests causing 'enormous suffering' 10 May 2013
Some of Edinburgh's most vulnerable residents are being subjected to “enormous avoidable suffering” as a result of fitness-to-work benefits tests, prominent city GPs have said.
The ... more
Scottish Government consultation - Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities)(Scotland) Regulations 2002 10 May 2013
The Scottish Government proposes to amend the Adults with Incapacity (Supervision of Welfare Guardians etc. by Local Authorities)(Scotland) Regulations 2002 to alter the requirement relating ... more
New funding for advice organisations helping people with problems arising from benefits changes 25 Apr 2013
Cash totalling £7.45 million is to be made available through a jointly funded programme that is to be managed by the Scottish Legal Aid Board, ... more
Launch of Scotland's first easy read newspaper 25 Apr 2013
Following a successful launch in England earlier this year, Easy News – the UK’s first newspaper designed for people with learning disabilities – will be ... more
Five disabled people lose legal challenge over government's decision to scrap the ILF 24 Apr 2013
Five disabled people have lost their legal challenge over the government's decision to abolish the Independent Living Fund (ILF), a scheme that helps them live independently.
Their ... more
Self-directed Support (SDS): Scottish Government consultation on guidance and regulations 23 Apr 2013
The Scottish Government has published its draft statutory guidance on SDS, focusing on the values, principles legal duties and powers associated with social care assessment, ... more
Helpful Welfare Reform video from North Ayrshire Council 23 Apr 2013
North Ayrshire Council has put together a helpful video presentation explaining upcoming welfare reforms. Access the video via:- http://youtu.be/vLLEYX-y0nQ [link opens in a new window].
Although the ... more
Scams Awareness Month - May 2013 31 May 2013
This month Citizen Advice Bureau and Trading Standards are working together to raise awareness of scams and how to stop them.
The purpose of scams awareness ... more
Scottish Mediation Centre training: Representing a Client in Mediation (various dates and locations) 24 Oct 2013
Training will take place in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen
This course is designed for solicitors, trade union representative and advocates. The training will provide an introduction ... more