Social Security

  • Dignity, fairness and respect is much more than a strapline

    13th April 2018 by

    Last month, we released the new visual identity for Social Security Scotland when we advertised the first 80 jobs for the new agency. Alongside the new logo are the words ‘Dignity, fairness and respect’. From our insight so far in listening to our Experience Panels and our stakeholders – the people who have the most…

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  • Experience Panels update – we’re listening and already acting on your feedback

    27th February 2018 by

    Ever since we began our consultation in 2016, we have been clear that our social security system would be built with the people who will actually use it. This is why we formed our innovative and unique Experience Panels last year and recruited over 2,400 people with experience of the current benefits system to help…

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  • Experience Panels Update

    11th August 2017 by

    About Your Benefits & You Over 2,400 volunteers have signed up to work with us as part of the Experience Panels. We have now started our first piece of research called ‘About Your Benefits & You’. From this research, we want to learn more about our panel members, including what they think works in the…

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  • Best Start Grant set to replace the Sure Start Maternity Grant

    28th April 2017 by

    The Scottish Government will become responsible the Sure Start Maternity Grant, currently administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having your first child and available to recipients, or partners of recipients on a qualifying benefit. If…

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  • Industrial injuries. Are you thinking coal mines and factories, farms and quarries?

    26th April 2017 by

    Guest blog from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The Scottish Government will become responsible for the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits (IIDB) currently taken care of by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Individuals may have applied for, or been awarded these benefits for disablement because of an accident at work, or because of one of…

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  • Welcoming an inclusive approach

    26th April 2017 by

    Guest post from Circle, a Scottish charity which works at the heart of deprived communities across central Scotland Circle works across central Scotland with families who face poverty and adversity. Circle’s vision is for all children to be safe, happy, healthy and nurtured within a stable family environment which supports them to achieve their potential….

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  • Shaping the new Scottish social security system in South Lanarkshire

    26th April 2017 by

    Guest post from Kay McIntosh, Tackling Poverty Team Manager, South Lanarkshire Council In South Lanarkshire, our Council and partners have a strong commitment to tackle poverty and local inequalities which includes taking action to maximise household incomes. We know there are families out there, some of whom are struggling to get by, who are not…

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  • Have Your Say. There’s still time to join the Experience Panels and help us shape the new Scottish social security system

    25th April 2017 by

    With over 1,500 people registered to take part in the Experience Panels, we’re well on our way to our target of involving over 2,000 in shaping our new social security system. We want as many people as possible to register. With three weeks until recruitment closes on the 12th May, there’s still time to get…

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  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

    24th April 2017 by

    The Scottish Government will become responsible for the Industrial Injuries Scheme Benefits currently taken care of by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Individuals may have applied for, or been awarded these benefits for disablement because of an accident at work, or because of one of over 70 prescribed diseases known to be a…

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