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Students and benefits - eligibility - last chance to book

19 February 2020
Confused about whether students can claim benefits? About whether they have to claim universal credit or can stay on 'legacy' benefits like tax credits and housing benefit?

Scotland's welfare rights conference 2020 now open for booking

19 February 2020
Our annual welfare rights conference returns to Glasgow on 12 June; delegate places and exhibitions stands now available to book

We are recruiting!

17 February 2020
We are recruiting for a Glasgow Child Poverty Co-ordinator

Legal update

10 February 2020
Our legal team has had a busy start to the new year. Last week we learned we had been successful in our High Court case challenging the fact that the higher rate of bereavement support payment for families with children is currently only paid if a spouse or civil partner dies, and not when the couple were not married or in a civil partnership. This follows a similar challenge to the previous widowed parent’s allowance – the Supreme Court found in favour of a mother and her four children in that case, but, although the law is not compatible with human rights law, the government has still not resolved the issue.

Universal credit - claimant responsibilities and sanctions

04 February 2020
Some places available to book on this course on 18 February in Glasgow

Brand new training programme announced for 2020/21

29 January 2020
All courses are now available to book online.

National Lottery backs £2 million project to ‘cut cost of school day’

28 January 2020
A £2 million National Lottery-backed project to support children’s learning and ease financial pressure on low-income parents starts today (Tuesday 28th January) with 128 schools across the UK set to take action over the next three years.

Cost of the School Day evaluation released

22 January 2020
Read the results of an evaluation, commissioned by NHS Health Scotland, which shows the positive impact that the Cost of the School Day project has had on school and local authority child poverty awareness, policy and practice.

Understand the rules of PIP? Are you able to challenge decisions?

14 January 2020
Book on our PIP and attendance allowance - an introduction, or Challenging PIP decisions training courses in January

Becoming an effective trainer

13 January 2020
Book on our popular 2-day training course on 22 and 23 January 2020