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Benefit claimants are being asked their views on new legislation that will establish Scotland's first welfare system. The Social Security Bill introduced last week will give ministers the power to deliver 11 benefits devolved under the Scotland Act 2016, including disability living allowance, winter fuel payment and the carer's allowance.…
The number of disabled people either homeless or at risk of being made homeless has soared over recent years. Scottish Labour analysis of official figures revealed that in 2013/14 there were 898 people with a physical disability identified as homeless or at risk of homelessness. That figure increased to 1,292…
Alzheimer Scotland offshoot, Caledonia Social Care, has been offically launched today in Glasgow. The new company will take over the charity’s existing social care services across central Scotland and is being billed as a step forward for employee ownership in Scotland. With a projected £2.5 million annual turnover, it will…
New powers to tackle human trafficking and exploitation have come into effect. From Friday, courts will be able to impose trafficking and exploitation prevention orders on people convicted of trafficking and exploitation offences. The orders can impose a range of restrictions such as preventing offenders from employing staff, working with…
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