benefits

Factsheet providing information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Carers Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about the allowance.

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

This information sheet looks at the importance for a person with dementia to organise their financial and legal affairs while they are still able to do so. This ensures that their affairs will be organised in the future in a way that they have chosen. A person with dementia may want a friend or family member to help them with this.

Providing tailored one-to-one support to help people back into work has been central to the UK Government's reform of the welfare system. This report argues that a new examination is needed on the role of personal advisers. The report is based on focus groups with service users, in-depth interviews with advisers, surveys of personal advisers and employment providers and a review of the literature. Qualitative analysis is presented to show changes in the ratio of Job Centre Plus advisers to the number of interviews they conducted since the recession began.

Factsheet giving information and guidance on the regulations for claiming Disability Living Allowance and Attendance Allowance and answering some frequently asked questions about these benefits.

Scottish Government document laying out priorities for action and investment to lessen poverty by reducing income inequalities, instituting longer-term measures to combat poverty and the causes of low income, supporting those experiencing poverty or at risk of experiencing poverty and making the tax credits and benefits system work better for Scotland.

Paper examining the impact of devolution in Scotland on poverty and income inequality for particular groups in Scotland. It outlines how income is distributed across Scotland and aims to make a contribution to debates on what can be done to lessen income inequality.

Website of the Child Poverty Action Group, the campaigning charity dedicated to the eradication of child poverty in the UK.

Britain's Poorest Children is the first study conducted in Britain on severe and persistent child poverty and social exclusion. Commissioned by Save the Children and carried out by the Centre for Research in Social Policy, this new study investigates the extent of severe child poverty, its persistence and the overlaps between childhood poverty and social exclusion. This resource presents the key findings of this research.

The current fuel poverty situation is outlined, including legislation and schemes designed to mitigate it. Some suggestions as to how practitioners can help clients to help themselves with this issue are made.

Paper discussing how women are disadvantaged by the pensions and social security system and arguing for changes which take account of changing work patterns and a recognition that the caring responsibilities often undertaken by women are of value to society as a whole.