Help shape the future of benefits in Scotland

Have your say on benefits in Scotland!

The Scotland Act 2016 gave the Scottish Government new powers relating to social security, including responsibility over certain benefits such as:

· Personal Independence Payment,

· Disability Living Allowance,

· Carers Allowance and Attendance Allowance.

Since then, Social Security Scotland has been created to administer the new social security benefits, with the new agency based on the principles of dignity, fairness and respect.

Scotland’s social security system is being shaped by people with direct experience of the current benefits system, through the use of Experience Panels that was set up by Social Security Scotland to help deliver its principles of dignity, fairness and respect.

The Experience Panels were set up in 2017 and now have 2,400 volunteers from across Scotland who have signed up. However, there is a need for more Ethnic Minority people to be on the Experience Panels, and so if you have experience of the benefits that are being devolved to Scotland or of the benefits system generally, then why not come along to this event and find out more about how to be involved in the Experience Panels!

Date: 24 June 2019

Time: 10:00 -13:00

Venue: 30 Westburn Grove, Whale Art Centre

We will have refreshments/lunch on the day, and you will be reimbursed travel and parking costs.

Email to book.

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