More than 30% of Universal Credit claimants seeking advice are in-work according to Citizens Advice Scotland - with the fear that if the £20-per-week increase to Universal Credit is not made permanent, there will be a crisis of Scottish Households living in-work poverty. Read more here: https://www.thenational.scot/news/18983737.scotland-faces-crisis-in-work-poverty-universal-credit-cut-charity-says/ #EqNews #LocalServices #COVID-19 #In-workPoverty #UniversalCredit
This invitation to tender is to undertake investigative research to better understand the barriers experienced by communities of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty in Fife. The research aims to deepen practitioners’ understanding of multiple barriers experienced by people in their day to day living and also help to ensure that the most vulnerable to poverty are not further disadvantaged because of their protected characteristics.
The mother of a severely disabled teenager has told of her frustration at Universal Credit for having to prove her son is unfit for work.
Poverty campaigners say the Scottish Government and other bodies must take action to protect people from increased poverty due to Universal Credit
An independent Fife charity that provides free expert advice and assistance fielded more than 1,200 enquiries during the first 12 weeks of Universal Credit, it has emerged.
Fife Centre for Equalities is calling for proposals for a project to carry out investigative research to better understand the barriers experienced by communities of protected characteristics that are affected by poverty.
This survey is to find out about the impact on welfare reform, including changes to benefits and the introduction Universal Credit on equality groups.
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The introduction of Universal Credit will plunge some of Fife’s most vulnerable families deeper into poverty, the region’s political leaders have warned.