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  • New report on food bank use in Scotland

    21 September 2015

    'Hard Choices: Reducing the need for food banks in Scotland' explores in depth the stories of six families accessing food banks in one local authority area in central Scotland. It uses them to illustrate the findings of wider UK research of which they were a part, and to discuss the implications for policy makers, services providers and employers in Scotland.

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  • NEW welfare rights Training Calendar

    15 September 2015

    Download our new training calendar for October 2015 - March 2016 here.

     

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  • September students and benefits ebulletin

    8 September 2015

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: Benefits for Students in Scotland Handbook 13th edition; Training courses; Universal credit and students; Claiming housing benefit when universal credit ends; and Summer budget.

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  • August tax credits and early years ebulletin

    31 August 2015

    Read our latest e-bulletin which includes: Extension of free childcare places; NHS Health Scotland Inequality Briefing; NICE Healthy Start guidelines; Pregnancy and Parenthood in Young People Consultation; Poverty and child health blog; Tax credits and universal credit; and Caselaw.

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  • Policy report: Coping with complexity: financial support for kinship carers in Scotland

    13 August 2015

    Read our new policy report which looks at financial support for kinship carers in Scotland here.

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  • Cost of a child in 2015 report

    12 August 2015

    CPAG has just published its yearly research on the cost of raising a child. It finds a looming crisis for family finances.

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  • Latest enews

    12 August 2015

    Read our latest enews which includes: Cost of a child in 2015 report; School clothing grants; Guest blog: Child and health poverty; NEW Scottish Handbooks; Challenge Poverty Week; and more.

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  • Guest blog: Poverty and child health

    11 August 2015

    Our guest blog from Laura Martin looks at some of the ways NHS services can work together with welfare rights agencies to reduce the impact of poverty.

    Making links with local NHS services can make a difference to families and help make sure they are not missing out on a range of free support aimed at taking a holistic approach to tackling poverty and its effects, especially on children’s diet, health and development.

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  • Latest enews

    30 July 2015

    Read our latest enews which includes: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015; Emergency Budget reaction; Job opportunities - Freelance Welfare Rights Advisers: Advice Line; Scottish Welfare Fund – opportunities to help shape the new scheme; and more.

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  • CPAG in Scotland brief MPs on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill

    24 July 2015

    CPAG in Scotland have sent a briefing to all Scottish MPs in advance of the second reading of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill on Monday 20th July. As well as limiting entitlement to vital family benefits, the Bill would abandon poverty reduction targets and propose new measures of poverty that do not include income.

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