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Carer’s Allowance Supplement

The Social Justice and Social Security Committee are asking for written views on the Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill. The Bill provides for an increase in the amount of the carer’s allowance supplement for the period from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Anyone who qualifies for this supplement will get the increased amount. The […]

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PA Bonus

A dedicated online and paper based application form, administered by Scotland Excel on behalf of the Scottish Government, launched on Wed 30 June 2021 to pay Personal Assistants who are eligible to receive their £500 payment for NHS and Social Care staff. The Scottish Government has worked with disabled people led organisations and payroll providers […]

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COVID-19 – Social care worker death in service payment

The Scottish Government has improved the guidance and claim process for their COVID-19 Social care worker death in service payment. In July 2020, the Scottish Government published details of the Coronavirus social care worker death in service payment, however the process for applying was not as efficient as it could be. The scheme provides a […]

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Scottish Government pledge to deliver National Care Service

It is promising to see the Scottish Government commit to creating a National Care Service as recommended in the Feeley review (Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland). The National Care Service is set to oversee the delivery of care, improve standards, ensure enhanced pay and conditions for workers and provide better support for […]

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Scottish Government bonus for Personal Assistants (PAs) – progress update

The Scottish Government has provided an update on the Personal Assistant (PA) bonus. You can read the letter to PAs here.  The Scottish Government has published answers to Frequently Asked Questions asked by health and social care staff which includes updated details on eligibility. Further updates will be published to the FAQs page as and […]

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SDS National Voice 2021: The quality approach

You can now secure your place for our 2021 SDS National Voice conference, with special ‘early bird’ tickets available. We’re delighted to confirm that our annual National Voice conference will be taking place on Wednesday 17 March 2021. This year, following COVID-19 advice and guidance, the event will take place online, however you’ll still have […]

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Scotland, it’s time to roll up our sleeves

According to research from University College London, those most at risk of mistrust and misinformation about vaccines are the same groups at increased risk for illness and death from COVID-19; ethnic minorities and those from socioeconomically deprived backgrounds. Therefore, it is our responsibility to help reassure the people we support, that the COVID-19 vaccine is […]

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UK Government Survey on Strategy for Disabled People

The Scottish Government has launched a public survey to gather views of disabled people, carers, charities and stakeholders on the content of a National Strategy for Disabled People, which is due to be launched in spring of this year. The UK Disability Survey continues the engagement that was carried out across government throughout 2020, and […]

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Clear your head

With a national lockdown in place throughout January and winter generally being a tougher time for people, It’s OK to not feel yourself right now. The Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head Campaign encourages you to be kind to yourself by making the most of daylight and connecting with nature to get through to brighter days […]

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Parent Club

Finding the right information and support as a parent can be difficult. That’s why the Scottish Government created Parent Club, an online hub full of up-to-date guidance on your child’s health and education. Parent Club features hints and tips from other parents and carers who’ve been there before. It also has advice to help parents […]

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