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Early Warning System Latest Findings: June

06 July 2020
Latest issues include: overpayment recovery, accidental migration to UC and difficulties for EU nationals in establishing a right to reside.

The Cost of Learning in Lockdown - Cost of the School Day report released

22 June 2020
During May 3218 parents and carers, and 1074 children and young people responded to our Cost of the School Day survey

The Cost of Learning in Lockdown: family experiences of school closures

18 June 2020
To understand how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted children’s experience of learning, we conducted some research through surveys and interviews. We gathered the experiences of 3,600 parents and carers, along with 1,300 children and young people, with an emphasis on the experiences of low-income households. We found that the cost burdens of school closures have fallen most heavily on families already living on a low income.

Care-experienced young people and benefits: giving good advice

Produced in conjunction with STAF, this factsheet explains the special benefit rules affecting some young care leavers and young people in 'continuing care'.

Latest Cost of the School Day ebulletin

15 June 2020
Applications opened for the best start grant in Scotland on 1 June, and now is a good time for families to make applications for the clothing grant and free school meals too - which can really help to reduce the cost of going back to school for those on low incomes. For information and advice on how to access these entitlements, see the latest Cost of the School Day ebulletin.

Revision of Scottish Welfare Fund guidance: Briefing from CPAG in Scotland, Poverty Alliance and Citizens Advice Scotland

11 June 2020

Students and benefits ebulletin - March 2020

NEW student elearning, coronavirus and student support, claiming benefits when a course ends, and more

Online training courses in Scotland now available to book

09 June 2020
Browse and book now for a whole range of courses from June onwards