Social Security Assessment_ Online Government Consultation

Published: February 7, 2017

The Alliance has been asked to undertake on behalf of the Scottish Government around a new social security assessment process.

Parts of the social security system are being devolved to Scotland, including disability and carers’ benefits.  The ALLIANCE has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to gather the views of people from ‘seldom heard’ groups on what a new social security assessment process should look like.

They want to enable people to tell the Scottish Government what would work in the future – based on their first-hand knowledge and experience of accessing the current social security system. They aim to engage with the following groups who are in receipt of social security:

  • People living in rural and remote areas of Scotland
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • People with experience of homelessness
  • People with sensory impairment/multiple conditions
  • People with lived experience of mental health problems
  • People from the BAME community
  • People who identify as LGBTQI
  • People from the Gypsy/Traveler community

A short online survey has been developed to enable people to share their views.  The survey is completely anonymous and will run until Sunday 19 March.

Alternatively, you can download a Word version of the survey and return to Lucy Mulvagh via email at or post it as a hard copy to:

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland

Venlaw Building

349 Bath Street

Glasgow  G2 4AA

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