The results from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2019 covering the amount of say young people should have in decisions that affect their lives have been published. The majority of adults felt that young people aged 16 to 18 should have ‘a great deal’ or ‘quite a lot’ of say in decisions that affect their lives. [...]
The new Scottish Child Payment is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November. Social Security Scotland will be taking applications ahead of its introduction on Monday 15 February 2021 to help manage the expected demand. The new benefit, which will give eligible families on low incomes with children under 16 an extra £10 per [...]
The way the public access urgent care is changing. This is to ensure people get the right care in the right place and to keep people and the NHS safe this winter. From 3 November, if people in Ayrshire and Arran think they need to visit accident and emergency (A&E) but it is not life-threatening, there [...]
Sixteen health charities in Scotland have formed a new coalition to promote the benefits of people moving more in daily life – including improving health, preventing the deterioration of conditions, and helping us all to lead happier, healthier lives. For more information click here.
Trading Standards Scotland have published their latest Scam Share briefing. The briefing gives examples of scams recently reported by consumers as well as advice.
Scottish Household Survey 2019: twenty years of Scotland's people - This report highlights the different experiences and views of diverse household types in Scotland between 1999 and 2019 with a focus on housing, neighbourhood rating, economic activity and how households are managing financially. It has a particular emphasis on single parent households, older people (aged 60 [...]
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is inspiring people from all walks of life to become wholetime firefighters through a powerful new recruitment campaign. The Service will issue the rallying call as it prepares to open its latest recruitment drive for wholetime firefighters next week on Tuesday, October 27 – called ‘We Are SFRS … You Are [...]