Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland said the underlying causes of poverty must be tackled as new figures revealed nearly a third of a million low income households accessed emergency funding to help with the costs of essentials such as food and heating in the past six years. The Scotti
More than £181 million in emergency funding has been accessed by low income households in Scotland since 2013. From when the Scottish Welfare Fund scheme began on 1 April 2013 until 30 September 2018, a total of 316,095 individual households have received awards totalling £181.6 million.
More than 285,000 households in financial difficulty have received welfare assistance from the Scottish Government over the past five years, new statistics have shown. Since its launch on 1 April 2013, the Scottish Welfare Fund has issued awards to 285,720 individual households totalling £155.8 mil
Low income families have received awards of more than £148 million since the creation of the Scottish Welfare Fund in April 2013. The Scottish Welfare Fund comprises community care grants and crisis grants.
Shelter Scotland has said the latest Scottish Welfare Fund statistics from the Scottish Government show the human cost of the housing crisis and welfare reform. The latest figures cover the period from April-June 2017 and show a marked increase on the same period last year.
Angela Constance Support has been stepped up for young people at risk of being pushed into homelessness due to UK government changes to housing benefit, social security secretary Angela Constance has said.
Royal Strathclyde Blindcraft Industries (RSBi) has directly created 16 new jobs as a result of its contract to supply furniture to vulnerable individuals being supported by the Scottish Welfare Fund. The figures were disclosed last week following a visit by Jeane Freeman, social security minister, t
More than 200,000 low income households have received almost £98 million in grants through the Scottish Welfare Fund, according to official statistics. New figures show that since the scheme was set up in April 2013, £97.9 million worth of grants have been given to nearly 204,000 households in Sco