Welfare



CIH Scotland: Universal Credit could improve benefit take up

Universal Credit could potentially improve the take up of help with housing costs for working age claimants, according to CIH Scotland.

Published 22 October 2019

Number of Scots receiving Universal Credit support reaches 221,000

Almost 222,000 people in Scotland are now receiving personalised Universal Credit support, new figures show.

Published 21 October 2019

Monitoring to assess social security system improvements

The Scottish Government’s move towards a social security system that “works for all who use it” is to be monitored with the introduction of new measurements.

Published 18 October 2019

New £500,000 fund launched to improve benefit take-up

A new £500,000 fund has been launched for organisations which help people accessing the benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government.

Published 16 October 2019

Scottish young carers to receive new benefit

Teenage carers in Scotland will be the first in the UK to be given financial support thanks to a new Scottish Government grant.

Published 16 October 2019

Glasgow's Universal Credit support hubs bring in £15m in financial gains

Glasgow City Council's Universal Credit support hubs have brought in more than £15.2 million in financial gains for people living in the city.

Published 15 October 2019

Scottish Government no-deal Brexit preparations includes £7m poverty fund

The no-deal Brexit preparations published yesterday by the Scottish Government have revealed that a £7 million poverty fund will be implemented if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Published 9 October 2019

Call for new ‘game-changer’ policies to meet Scotland’s child poverty targets

Scotland risks unravelling the main reason behind lower levels of poverty without a long-term focus on boosting supply and affordability of housing, a new report has found.

Published 8 October 2019

Cyrenians partners with Edinburgh Short Film Festival

Cyrenians has partnered with Edinburgh Short Film Festival and award-winning actor, writer and producer Jamie Robson to explore the power of film in affecting social change.

Published 8 October 2019

Fife Council moves to tackle rural poverty

Fife Council has commissioned a study to discover how living in a rural area can have a significant impact on those living in poverty.

Published 8 October 2019

Scottish Government takes first steps to create new Scottish Child Payment

The Scottish Government has taken the first steps to create the new Scottish Child Payment.

Published 7 October 2019

Edinburgh councillors are urged to prioritise poverty and sustainability

Councillors in Edinburgh are being asked to prioritise poverty and sustainability as a means of improving residents’ wellbeing.

Published 7 October 2019

Austerity has priced Scots out of rental homes, investigation finds

A new investigation has highlighted the dearth of accommodation that families on benefits can afford in Scotland’s largest cities and in rural areas.

Published 4 October 2019

Glasgow City Council helps homeless people claim over £500,000 in benefits

Homeless people have been helped by Glasgow City Council to apply for more than £500,000 in benefits.

Published 3 October 2019

Small changes to Scottish Child Payment 'could ease child poverty'

A new report published today has revealed how the Scottish Government's Scottish Child Payment could be improved to better meet the needs of low-income families in Scotland.

Published 3 October 2019