Welfare



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

More Scots are worried about running out of food

New figures released by the Scottish Government's annual Health Survey have indicated that more people living in Scotland have been worried about running out of food in the past year.

Published 2 October 2019

Corbyn announces Labour would scrap Universal Credit

Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that a future Labour government would scrap Universal Credit, calling the flagship Conservatives welfare reform “inhumane” and an “unmitigated disaster”.

Published 30 September 2019

Bield Housing & Care pledges support to Scottish Housing Day

Bield Housing & Care has pledged its support to this year's Scottish Housing Day with a theme of 'Housing as a Human Right'.

Published 17 September 2019

New £1.5m funding for homelessness prevention

Social landlords are to receive a share of £1.5 million of support to prevent homelessness for low-income families.

Published 12 September 2019

North Lanarkshire makes Universal Credit commitment to help tackle arrears

North Lanarkshire Council is to establish a fund to help tenants who find themselves falling into arrears due to a built-in-waiting time for Universal Credit payments to be processed and paid.

Published 12 September 2019