Newsletter 12/03/2013 (Free trial copy)

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E-Newsletter  | 13 March 2013

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of UPDATE's regular e-newsletter. Read on to stay connected with the latest disability related news across Scotland. 
Welfare Rights News
New bedroom tax protection for disabled children - DWP drops Supreme Court appeal
The case means that severely disabled children should now be allowed separate rooms if their condition... 

The Scottish Welfare Fund - new Scottish Government guidance
The Scottish Government has made available a range of guidance on the Scottish Welfare Fund…

DWP launches Personal Independence Payment (PIP) toolkit
The DWP has developed a PIP toolkit for advisers in support organisations...

Also in the headlines ...
Research reveals over 2 million quit work to care
A staggering 2.3 million adults have given up work to care for an elderly parent, disabled or...

Fear and ignorance collide to create chaos on wake of welfare cuts
Lack of awareness and negative public attitude towards benefits recipients are major obstacles...

Calls for Personal Independence Payment to be urgently reviewed, The Guardian
Many people with significant mobility difficulties will lose their independence...

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Funding news

Self Directed Support - Scottish Government funding for support / information organisations
The Scottish Government are seeking bids from support organisations to support the capacity of advice and support provision for self-directed support...

Edinburgh Council Carer support payment scheme - one off funding for carers (deadline 31 March 2013)
The carer's support payment scheme is a pilot scheme to acknowledge the support unpaid carers, both adult and young carers give. This one off payment...

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