Devolved social security powers for Scotland
In March 2016 the Scottish Government published a discussion paper, A New Future for Social Security in Scotland. In that paper, the Scottish Government made a commitment to work with people across Scotland to determine how best to use the new social security powers which will be devolved by the Scotland Act 2016.
The Scottish Government is now seeking views on the use of its new, devolved powers in respect of social security in Scotland. It has published a consultation paper which outlines the areas where powers are being devolved and inviting views on how best the powers could be used. A summary paper of the consultation papers is also available.
The SFHA and HSEU have organised two events for their members to give an opportunity to have their views heard. The events are being held in Edinburgh on Tuesday, September 27th and in Glasgow on Friday September 30th. Starting at 10.15am and finishing around 2pm. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Who should attend?
Managers and practitioners with responsibility for housing management or social care.
(The areas under consideration include: disability benefits, carer’s allowance, winter fuel and cold weather payments, discretionary housing payments universal credit flexibilities and job grant).
Costs and How to Book
Exclusively for members of the SFHA and HSEU. The event is FREE to attend. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
If you have any questions about the event, please contact
Jeremy Hewer, SFHA Policy Adviser
(T:0141 567 6237, E: email@example.com) or
Yvette Burgess, HSEU Director
(T: 0131 475 2676, E: Yvette.Burgess@ccpscotland.org)
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