Social Security Scotland - Roadshows

Date / Time: 06/11/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30
Venue: Cairndale Hotel (Park House Conference Centre - Empire Suite), English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DF

Social Security Scotland are holding a series of roadshows across Scotland from Monday 22nd October till Wed 7th Nov to raise awareness of the new Best Start Grant.

Best Start Grant will be the first benefit being processed by Scottish Government’s new executive agency, Social Security Scotland.

Compass SDS Launch Brokerage Service

Date / Time: 06/11/2018 - 11:00, 08/11/2018 - 10:00
Venue: 6th November - Ryan Centre, Stranraer/8th November - Dumfries Baptist Church

Compass SDS Broker Ltd is delighted to announce the launch of your local SDS (Self-Directed Support) brokerage service in partnership with the Scottish Government, Dumfries & Galloway Council, and CTC.  They are holding two launches to promote the new service (refreshments and cake available).

Compass SDS Launch Brokerage Service

Date / Time: 06/11/2018 - 11:00, 08/11/2018 - 10:00
Venue: 6th November - Ryan Centre, Stranraer/8th November - Dumfries Baptist Church

Compass SDS Broker Ltd is delighted to announce the launch of your local SDS (Self-Directed Support) brokerage service in partnership with the Scottish Government, Dumfries & Galloway Council, and CTC.  They are holding two launches to promote the new service (refreshments and cake available).

Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group - Open Meeting

Date / Time: 08/11/2018 - 14:00 to 09/11/2018 - 16:00
Venue: St George's Church Hall, 50 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EJ

Dumfries and Galloway Over 50s Group will be holding their next Open Meeting on Thursday 8th November 2018  2.00 pm – 4.00pm 

St Georges Church Hall, 50 George Street, Dumfries, DG1 1EJ

We will welcome as our guest speaker:  Mandy Pool, Dementia Advisor, Alzheimer Scotland

Refreshments will be available

Young Carers Grant – Consultation Event

Date / Time: 16/11/2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
Venue: Health and Social Care Alliance Scotlan

The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland. The grant will provide a £300 one-off payment, which can be applied for annually for young carers aged 16-17 (and 18 if still at school) with significant caring responsibilities. The Young Carer Grant aims to provide some financial support during a key transition period in young carers’ lives to help improve their health and education outcomes as they move into the adult world. The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences. We would like to gather views from a range of organisations and individuals to ensure we have identified the best solution.

Young Carers Grant - Consultation Event

Date / Time: 16/11/2018 - 10:00
Venue: Glasgow City

The Scottish Government is consulting on the development of the policy and regulations for the Young Carer Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland. The grant will provide a £300 one-off payment, which can be applied for annually for young carers aged 16-17 (and 18 if still at school) with significant caring responsibilities. The Young Carer Grant aims to provide some financial support during a key transition period in young carers’ lives to help improve their health and education outcomes as they move into the adult world. The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the policy and draft regulations and identify any gaps, issues or unintended consequences. We would like to gather views from a range of organisations and individuals to ensure we have identified the best solution.

At this event attendees will have the opportunity to hear more about the Young Carer Grant proposal direct from Scottish Government colleagues, the consultation process and will have the opportunity to engage in thematic discussions. The event will be hosted by Ronnie Hill, Associate Director for Children, Young People and Families at the ALLIANCE.

For more information or to book a place: https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/blog/events/young-carers-grant-consultation-event/

Independent Advocacy Standards - Focus Group meeting

Date / Time: 22/11/2018 - 10:30 to 13:00
Venue: Cairndale Hotel, English St, Dumfries DG1 2DF

The Social Security (Scotland) Act requires the Scottish Government to make advocacy support available to those people with a disability who need an advocates help when engaging with the Scottish social security system.  The Scottish Government must also set out independent standards for services providing this social security advocacy support. 

 Should you be interested in working with Social Security Advocacy to develop the standards, please complete the attached form.

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