Over £2 million has been allocated to employers, health and social care providers, social housing residences, community groups, schools and campuses to make it easier and more accessible for more people to cycle.
Communities and individuals will soon have access to information to enable them to find out who has a controlling interest in Scotland’s land. As part of its long-running commitment to improving transparency of land ownership, the Scottish Government is introducing a new Register of Persons Ho
Almost £6 billion has been invested to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. More than a third of that total, around £2.18b, has directly benefitted children as the Scottish Government prepares to publish its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan for 202
The new Adult Disability Payment has opened for applications from people living in three pilot areas. People can apply who live in Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and Western Isles council areas, are aged between 16 and state pension age, and are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have
People and businesses need urgent UK Government support to mitigate the rising cost of living, finance secretary Kate Forbes has said. In a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak ahead of the Spring Statement, Ms Forbes called on UK Ministers to match the 6% uprate on social security
Disabled people with the most serious lifelong health conditions will have more financial security under Scotland’s social security system, social security minister Ben Macpherson said this week as a new benefit is set to end fixed-term reviews for people with lifelong conditions. The Adult Di
Six Scottish social security benefits will be increased by 6% from April 1. Social security minister Ben Macpherson has announced the rise in support for low income households and carers in light of the increasing cost of living pressures.
A new framework to shape Scotland’s health and social care workforce over the next decade places training, wellbeing, job satisfaction and the principles of Fair Work at its heart has been outlined by the Scottish Government. The National Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care in
Support is being expanded to improve the energy efficiency of homes and tackle energy costs in Scotland. In response to the cost of living crisis, three key Scottish Government energy efficiency and heat programmes will be boosted from April.
Older people are being asked how health and social services should change to help make Scotland the best place in the world to grow old. While the NHS is remobilised and plans for a National Care Service are being finalised, a consultation has been launched on what is currently working well and what
A new partnership approach launched by the Scottish Government will be embedded across the education and skills system to ensure employers and government are working together to deliver training opportunities for the new green jobs of the future. Scotland's National Strategy for Economic Transformat
Views are being sought on plans to improve support for Scotland’s community of unpaid carers through the introduction of a new benefit. Under Scottish Government proposals, Scottish Carer’s Assistance will replace Carer’s Allowance, currently delivered by the Department of Work and
Over 658,000 Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments have been made to 126,055 carers since this additional payment, unique in the UK, was introduced in September 2018. In total, £188 million has been paid to carers since launch and just under 82,000 eligible carers received a payment in D
Eligible parents are being urged to apply for Scottish Child Payment on the first anniversary of its roll-out. The payment of £10 per week, unique to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to tackle poverty. It provides regular, additional financial support to parents and carers