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Learning lessons from last lockdown: what helps school children and families on low incomes

14 January 2021
As a second lockdown begins, school buildings and playgrounds across Scotland are once again closed, and families face more home learning. We all know 2020 was an incredibly difficult year for many of us, but for those living on lower incomes the extra pressure has made maintaining family life even harder. As we enter a second lockdown what can we do to ensure school at home will work for everyone? From what children and parents told us last time around, we have established a set of actions and guidelines to help us move forward.

Care-experienced young people and the benefits system

05 January 2021
Our online training kicks off again on 19 Jan with this half-day introductory course - some places still available to book.

New video on timing a UC claim when someone stops working

15 December 2020
Brand new video live on AskCPAG

Students and benefits ebulletin - June 2020

NEW online training, changes due to coronavirus, claiming benefits in the summer vacation, and more

Universal credit and kinship carers

Kinship care
This factsheet explains the universal credit rules for kinship carers.

Early 2021 training course programme announced

01 December 2020
Browse and book a while range of courses now

Discretionary housing payments in Scotland

Find out more about the local authority fund for extra help with housing costs.

CPAG in Scotland event at SNP conference

26 November 2020
If you are a delegate at the SNP conference, please join our joint fringe event with Save the children and One Parent Families Scotland: Strengthening financial security to end child poverty

Response to Social Renewal Advisory Board's call for ideas

25 November 2020
Our submission highlights that children who already faced a higher risk of poverty have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and will be particularly vulnerable during economic recession. Rising child poverty places high costs on society as a whole. It should therefore be of the utmost priority that families with children are able to easily access adequate financial support.