Sessions for service users (in partnership with Social Security Scotland)
Visibility Scotland is running five information sessions on devolved benefits in partnership with Social Security Scotland over March and April.
Sessions are listed below although dates are yet to be confirmed for some.
- Greater Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire – took place on 12th March on Zoom
- Dumfries & Galloway and the Borders – took place on 16th March on Zoom
- Perth & Kinross and Fife – 29th April, 2-3pm, Zoom
- Highland and Islands – 6th April, 4-5pm, Zoom
- Edinburgh, Lothians and Forth Valley – date TBC
The sessions will all run via Zoom with the option to join by video or phone.
The sessions are open to individuals living with a sensory impairment and their family members and carers. Attendees will need to register in advance by clicking the links above or calling us on 0141 332 4632.
To find out about sessions aimed at those working with individuals with a sensory impairment, visit Information sessions on benefits for professionals.
What will be covered in the sessions?
During the sessions, we will be joined by a local representative from Social Security Scotland who will tell us about the benefits available from the agency. This includes benefits transferred to Scotland from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and a number of brand new benefits.
The session will also give a brief overview of some benefits that will be available from Social Security Scotland in the future, including the planned transfer of disability benefits from the DWP.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions. However, please note that this session is intended to provide a general overview of the benefits that have been devolved to Scotland and we will not be able to answer questions about individual entitlements etc.
We look forward to seeing you on the sessions.
Posted on the: February 26, 2021