Extra support for families of disabled children. The Scottish Government will take forward legislation to enable delivery of the new Child Winter Heating Assistance. This is the first disability benefit to be introduced using new social security powers. Families with children in receipt of the highest rate care of Disability […]
First of 11 planned walk-through sites set up. People who suspect they may have coronavirus (COVID-19) will be able to receive a test at a walk-through testing centre. The clinically-approved and risk-assessed model means people can access testing in semi-permanent centres, both indoor and outdoor, just days after a site […]
Lowest rates of teenage pregnancy since reporting began. Teenage pregnancies in Scotland are at the lowest level since 1994, according to the latest statistics. In 2018, there were 29.6 teenage pregnancies per 1,000 women, down from 30.2 in 2017 and 54.7 in 1994. The gap in teenage pregnancy rates between […]
Financial help with the cost of a new job A new benefit to support 16 to 24 year old into work if they have been unemployed for six months is now open for applications. Job Start Payment is a one off £250 payment to help with the costs of starting […]
Testing approach adapts as prevalence changes. The Scottish Government has published its updated Testing Strategy setting out the role testing continues to play in tackling coronavirus (COVID-19). The strategy focuses on a number of key areas of testing: Whole population testing of anyone with symptoms (Test & Protect) Proactive case […]
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