Welfare

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Cyrenians has partnered with Edinburgh Short Film Festival and award-winning actor, writer and producer Jamie Robson to explore the power of film in affecting social change. This year, the charity is working alongside Jamie Robson to highlight the social issues faced by those most excluded from soci

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Fife Council has commissioned a study to discover how living in a rural area can have a significant impact on those living in poverty. The research has revealed that public transport costs in rural Fife are making it more difficult for unemployed people to access job opportunities, new research has

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New figures released by the Scottish Government's annual Health Survey have indicated that more people living in Scotland have been worried about running out of food in the past year.

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Jeremy Corbyn has pledged that a future Labour government would scrap Universal Credit, calling the flagship Conservatives welfare reform “inhumane” and an “unmitigated disaster”. Speaking in the Chingford constituency of the policy’s architect, Iain Duncan Smith, the L

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Bield Housing & Care has pledged its support to this year's Scottish Housing Day with a theme of 'Housing as a Human Right'. Scottish Housing Day is an annual celebration which aims to bring the housing sector together to mark the positive impact that good quality homes can make across Scotland.

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Social landlords are to receive a share of £1.5 million of support to prevent homelessness for low-income families. The funding is part of a multi-million pound package of measures from the Scottish Government to improve access to learning, advice and employment support for low-income families

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An inquiry has been launched by Holyrood’s social security committee as estimates suggest a huge number of benefits remain unclaimed by those eligible for them. The inquiry aims to explore the extent of the issue and what can be done to tackle it.

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A new benefit providing help for people on low incomes to meet the costs of a funeral will be available from next week. Funeral Support Payment will be delivered by Social Security Scotland from September 16 and will replace the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Funeral Expense Payment for peop

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Low income families will be able to apply for a new £10 a week payment for every child aged 0-6 next year after the Scottish Government brought forward its Scottish Child Payment. As part of measures to lift 30,000 children out of poverty, the benefit, which was due to launch in 2021, will now

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