The Scotland Act 2016 is devolving some benefits to the Scottish Government including Carers’ Allowance, disability and housing benefits.

The Scottish Government is now seeking people’s views on the devolved benefits and how they are delivered by a new Social Security Agency. Carers are urged to take part in the consultation and provide their own experiences and views on how they think the system should work in the future.

Carer focus groups

VOCAL is hosting three carer focus groups to give carers the opportunity to find out more and discuss the proposals – one in Midlothian and two in Edinburgh:

  • Mon 10 October, 6-8pm – VOCAL Edinburgh
  • Wed 12 October, 2-4pm – VOCAL Midlothian
  • Thu 13 October, 10-12am – VOCAL Edinburgh