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Changes to Universal Credit announced in this week’s budget

By | 2017-11-24T10:20:58+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

You may be aware of the changes to Universal Credit announced in this week’s budget including  - From January 2018, claimants will be able to access up to a month’s worth of universal credit within five days via an interest-free advance, and the recovery period will be extended from six months to twelve months. (New claimants in [...]

SLCN AGM

By | 2017-10-20T09:45:49+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

South Lanarkshire Carers Network held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 18th October in Blantyre Miners Welfare, a new Board was elected and executive Directors will be elected at the next board meeting on 25th October. Pictured are Bill and Betty Addies, Claire Cairns from the Coalition of Carers and Tommy Whitelaw from Alliance Scotland [...]

Minister for Social Security, answers Carers’ questions

By | 2017-10-13T14:39:41+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The Minister for Social Security, Jeanne Freeman, has recorded an update for carers on the plans for social security in Scotland. In it she sets out the plans and timescales for setting up a social security agency in Scotland and taking over the 11 devolved benefits by 2020. She also answers questions which were [...]