We are working with members and partners to ensure that the voice of people with lived experience as at the heart of Scotland's new system.

The Scotland Act 2016 gave the Scottish Government new powers over social security. This includes taking control of several entitlements, including some for disabled people and unpaid carers. The devolution of these powers involves many strands of work, including new laws and policy and creating a new agency to administer the system.

The ALLIANCE is working closely with our members and partners to ensure that people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers enjoy their rights in the new Scottish social security system, and that it puts them at the centre.

You can find more information about our work at the links below.

Opinion

Opinion

Taking a rights based approach to social security

Written by: Lucy Mulvagh

Opinion

Opinion

Social security – what’s in a name?

Written by: Christopher Doyle