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Sensory Impairment: Barriers to Accessing Benefits

Between June 2020 and July 2021, Visibility Scotland was funded by the Scottish Government to deliver a Benefits Take Up project via their Benefit Take Up Fund. The aim of the project was to raise awareness of the benefits that have been (and will be) devolved to Scotland and administered by Social Security Scotland. Awareness raising activities were targeted to people living with a sensory impairment, their family members, carers and the professionals who support them.


Over the course of the project, Visibility Scotland delivered 46 awareness raising sessions reaching a total of 378 attendees. During these sessions, feedback was gathered on the barriers experienced by people living with a sensory impairment in regards to accessing benefits.


Our report, “Sensory Impairment: Barriers to Accessing Benefits”, summarises the findings from the feedback gathered. Electronic and larger print versions of the report are available to download below. If you would like a copy of the report in a different format (hard copy large print, audio CD/USB, braille), please get in touch.


For further information or to discuss the findings outlined in this report please contact Natasha Johnston, Project Lead, by email or on 0141 332 4632.


Download the report – electronic version

Download the report – large print version

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