The Strategy for our veterans sets the principles and aims to continue to support older veterans and establishes the right conditions that will empower and support the newer generation and their wider community. This strategy applies across the spectrum of the Veterans demographic groups.
Summary of potential positive and negative impacts of the South of Scotland Enterprise Bill on groups with protected equality characteristics.
Scottish Government Consultation - Improving Multi-Agency Risk Assessment and interventions for victims of domestic abuse
A multi-agency risk assessment is a regular, local meeting where information about domestic abuse victims at risk of the most serious levels of harm (including murder) is shared between representatives from a range of local agencies to inform a coordinated action plan to increase the safety of the victim and their children.
To better understand the volunteering landscape in Scotland, Volunteering Scotland have completed a longitudinal analysis of the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) from 2007 – 2017.
To understand the contribution of volunteering to volunteers’ health and wellbeing Volunteer Scotland have undertaken a critical appraisal of the evidence.
The Social Security Scotland will begin accepting applications for the Best Start Grant (BSG) Pregnancy and Baby Payment from 10 December 2018. The Agency will be taking applications via it’s freephone helpline on 0800 182 2222, by post or online at https://www.mygov.scot/pregnancy-and-baby-payment/
This means the first payments of this new benefit will be made before Christmas 2018.
The BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment will replace and expand on the current Sure Start Maternity Grant (SSMG) in Scotland, supporting families on low incomes with the costs of having a child. The BSG forms part of a programme of Scottish Government measures targeted at children’s early years with the aim of tackling inequality, supporting parents, improving health outcomes and raising attainment. When
On the 22nd November 2018 the new Social Security Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland was created to hear appeals against decisions by Social Security Scotland about certain devolved social security benefits.
The Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Grant will be the first appealable Scottish benefit to be introduced by Social Security Scotland. Responsibility for other benefits will transfer and for those where an independent appeal is available, applications will be made to the Social Security Chamber.
The draft minutes from the latest Integrated Joint Board meeting are now available.
The meeting was held on the 29th November 2018.
To view the draft minutes, click here