‘Disability Assistance’ benefits are the next big step in creating a social security system in Scotland. The new benefits will be equivalent to those presently delivered by the DWP. This includes: Disability Living Allowance; Child Disability Living Allowance (Child DLA); …
The grant will providing support to young people with costs of starting work, is being introduced by the Scottish Government. See our submission,
OPFS welcomes commitment that the Scottish Social Security Agency will treat those who use the service with dignity, respect and fairness.
OPFS replied to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee inquiry into social security and in-work poverty. The Committee’s focus is on the potential impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty and indications of increasing needs in working households.
OPFS recognises that for many families headed by a single parent, maintaining a healthy diet is a daily financial challenge, particularly in the context of punitive UK welfare reform. There is strong evidence of the impact of diet in children’s early years.
OPFS submission to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the draft regulations for the new Best Start Grant welcomed it as an encouraging step forward for Scotland.
OPFS submission to Scottish Parliament Education & Skills Committee
Submission from OPFS to the Welfare Reform Committee concerning the future delivery of employment support.
OPFS submission to DWP closing Glasgow jobcentres
Glasgow City Council – Colleges and Lifelong Learning Policy Commission: Call for Evidence September 2016. OPFS submission which looks at the barriers to single parents participation in college learning, and recommendations on possible solutions to tackle these barriers.