The amount given in crisis grants increased by more than a third in one quarter as low-income families were provided with more than £3 million to cover emergencies.
Published 29 January 2020
Tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013 as the UK Government continues to refuse the majority of disability benefit claims, new analysis by the Scottish Government has found.
Published 23 January 2020
An estimated 170,000 children will be eligible for the new £10 weekly Scottish Child Payment when it goes live later this year, the Scottish Government has revealed.
Published 17 January 2020
Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates are to be increased to be in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate from April, the UK Government has confirmed.
Published 14 January 2020
An Edinburgh jobcentre is one of those to benefit from a share of a £3 million grant from the UK Government to support homeless people.
Published 14 January 2020
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has today outlined six key reforms to Universal Credit to help struggling people who have turned to the charity for help.
Published 9 January 2020
A total of 3,320 families in Scotland claiming help with housing costs are £64 a week worse off because of UK welfare cuts, new data from the Scottish Government has revealed.
Published 8 January 2020
The Scottish Government spent over £100 million to mitigate the effects of UK Government austerity during 2019, new figures have revealed.
Published 7 January 2020
Cairn Housing Association has transformed the lives of two chronically disabled tenants by winning them back a combined £38,000 unexpected windfall of unpaid benefits.
Published 6 January 2020
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has written to housing associations regarding its plans to ensure landlords receive direct payment of housing costs at the same time as tenants receive their Universal Credit payment.
Published 18 December 2019
The new UK government must urgently tackle issues that are pushing an increasing number of tenants into poverty such as high energy prices and Universal Credit, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has said.
Published 16 December 2019
This week Women’s Aid South Lanarkshire & East Renfrewshire (WASLER) signed a two-year partnership with Scottish Churches Housing Action (SCHA).
Published 5 December 2019
More than £1.4 billion was invested in 2018-19 to support low-income households across Scotland through investment in housing, childcare, employment support and social security, according to the latest report on the Fairer Scotland Action Plan.
Published 4 December 2019
Improving the cost of living, especially for people on low incomes, must be at the heart of the next government’s agenda, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) demand today.
Published 3 December 2019
Local authorities in Scotland made 99,910 awards under the Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) scheme during the period 1 April to 30 September 2019, new figures have shown.
Published 27 November 2019