The Scottish Government is currently asking for views to help shape the way that it will use its new powers relating to social security. Under the Scotland Act (2016), control of a range of benefits including Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payment and others has been devolved to the Scottish Parliament.
As always, the ALLIANCE would like to hear from you.
Firstly, we have published a short online survey on the principles of the new social security system in Scotland. The survey is open until Wednesday 21 September and should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete. A second survey will be published in the coming weeks on particular elements of social security and how these should be managed.
The ALLIANCE is also holding an event for people with experience of accessing or navigating the social security system in order to gather views on ways in which it could be improved to better support people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers. The Scottish Government’s Minister for Social Security, Jeane Freeman MSP will be joining us to hear your views.
The event will take place on Wednesday 28 September from 9.45am to 12pm, followed by lunch. It will be held at the ALLIANCE office, Venlaw Building, 349 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4AA.
If you would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0141 404 0231 to secure your place.