Pension Credit

If you are one of the estimated 1.3m pensioners living below the pensioners minimum guarantee income we’ve put together a quick video and this post to help explain and raise awareness of Pension Credit. This is a benefit to top up pensioners to the minimum...

Universal Credit

Universal Credit was first announced in 2010, and was designed to make claiming benefits simpler, and to ensure there was never a situation where people would be better off claiming benefits than working. It is a means tested benefit that differs from other benefits,...

Starting University

Starting University I won’t tell you how long ago it was since I started university as an undergraduate. Many things are still the same especially the mix of emotions that can go with embarking on a three or four year degree. I was really excited and also scared of...

Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power

 In my role as Information Worker at Disability Information Scotland, I was recently asked what I felt was important about my role. Thankfully it was really easy to answer “Social Justice – Information is Power”. What I meant by this was that equality, fairness, and...