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New advocacy service launches

30 June 2020

A new Scottish Government advocacy service launched today to support disabled people to access Social Security Scotland benefits.

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Young Carer Grant pays out over £370k since launch

30 June 2020

Over 1,200 young carers in Scotland have qualified for the Young Carer Grant according to the latest statistics published today.

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Extra payment to help carers during coronavirus

3 June 2020

In recognition of the additional pressure that unpaid carers are under at this time, the Scottish Government will be making a Coronavirus Ca...

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Parents encouraged to apply for Best Start Grant School Age Payment

1 June 2020

We are encouraging eligible parents of children aged four and five to apply for School Age Payment. The one-off £250 payment is currently op...

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A further way for our clients to contact us

6 May 2020

Since the outbreak of coronavirus we have been working in different ways to help efforts to slow the spread, whilst continuing to support ou...

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Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods pay out £26.6 million since launch

5 May 2020

New figures have been published on Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods. In total, we paid £26.6 million to clients up to 31 March 2020. Th...