The Scottish Government will become responsible for some of the benefits currently paid out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). They want to work with people who have recent experience of receiving these benefits so that they can design a … Continue reading
A new briefing for the CHEX network, Putting the “well” into welfare, sums up the main changes and issues around welfare reform.
The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund is provided by the Scottish Government and administered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO). Funding is available for awards of up to £5000 to projects which help to mitigate the effects of … Continue reading
The Scottish Government has outlined its programme for government 2016/17. References to community empowerment are largely about implementing the recent Act. Important Bills will include: Child Poverty Bill – The bill will replace the recently repealed sections of the UK … Continue reading
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s ‘We can solve poverty in the UK’ is the most comprehensive strategy of its kind to set out how to solve poverty across all groups in the UK. It sets out recommendations on how all of … Continue reading
A consultation on social security in Scotland (summarised version), which is seeking views on how to deliver the welfare benefits that are being devolved, as a first step towards the creation of the Scottish Government’s own social security system, is open … Continue reading