Scottish Welfare Fund

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A total of £24.5 million was awarded through the Scottish Welfare Fund during the first nine months of 2015/16, official statistics have revealed. Covering the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 December 2015, the money equates to around 70 per cent of the £35m available through the Scottish Welfare F

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West Dunbartonshire Council has extended the service it provides to help residents facing extreme hardship. The extended scheme helps struggling residents who may struggle to pay for food or heating at the weekend by providing vouchers for shopping or pre-payment cards for electricity and gas.

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The Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (SPSO) has launched a consultation to help inform the way it will approach and manage reviews about welfare fund decisions. The consultation sets out a draft statement of practice which explains how SPSO will approach decision-making in this new and different r

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Margaret Burgess More than 150,000 vulnerable households, including around 50,000 families with children, have received essential help to buy everyday products like nappies, food and cookers through the Scottish Welfare Fund.

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