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  1. 19 Mar 2018

    Kinship carers will be able to access more support and information thanks to a newly expanded advice service, launched this week by Citizens Advice Scotland.

  2. 20 Sep 2017

    Citizens Advice Scotland have welcomed the announcement of a Young Carer Grant, but has called for further detail on how it will work.

  3. 10 Feb 2017

    Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s Child Poverty Bill, but has called on the government to set specific and achievable targets.

  4. 3 Feb 2016

    Foundation Scotland has set up a Flood Recovery Fund to relieve hardship across Scotland caused directly or indirectly by storm damage and flooding in December 2015 and early 2016. The fund is open to individuals or families, and community organisations involved in the flood relief effort.

  5. 1 Dec 2014

    A new report published by Citizens Advice Scotland exposes the worrying shortcomings in childcare provision in Scotland. In particular, it says that many CAB clients find that provision is either too expensive or simply doesn’t exist in a way that works for them.

  6. 5 Jun 2014

    People in Scotland who take in and care for their family members’ children have gained £1m in vital support, thanks to a project run by the Scottish CAB service. 

  7. 21 Jan 2013

    Commenting on Joseph Rowntree Foundation report Monitoring poverty and social exclusion in Scotland 2013 Citizens Advice Scotland Chief Executive Margaret Lynch said:

    "This report bears out exactly what CAB see day in and day out. More people unemployed, underemployed or in low-income households who need advice on debt and benefits as they find it increasingly difficult to get though the month and manage to pay the bills and put food on the table. At a time of rising costs it is becoming harder and harder for people to cope and so CAB are increasingly seeing more people in crisis.

  8. 3 Oct 2012

    You can now find out more about the Citizens Advice Scotland Kinship Care Service through our Facebook page.

  9. 19 Apr 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said new changes to tax credits will hit nearly 85,000 families in Scotland, making them much worse off. 

  10. 16 Feb 2012

    Citizens Advice Scotland have backed the findings of a new survey which shows that 70% of UK families are living ‘on the edge of poverty’.

  11. 13 Oct 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have endorsed the findings of a survey published today by Oxfam which shows that many Scots are struggling to cope with rising food bills.

  12. 25 Aug 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have urged parents to steer clear of loan sharks and other ‘problem lenders’, as they struggle to cope with the costs of sending their children back to school.

  13. 17 Aug 2011

    The Scotland’s Peoples Annual Report, published today, shows that many Scots are still struggling to survive the continuing impact of the recession.

  14. 26 Apr 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said today’s report by the Office for Budget Responsibility is official proof that the government’s welfare reforms will lead to increased debt in many households.

  15. 23 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) have said there is nothing in the budget that will really help people who are struggling financially, and that the government does not understand the extent of the problems many families are facing.

  16. 8 Mar 2011

    Citizens Advice Scotland have said today’s homelessness figures show that young adults and children are the worst affected, with 57% of those applying as homeless now shown to be under the age of 25.

  17. 16 Sep 2009

    Children looked after by relatives and family friends are the topic of a national conference hosted by Citizens Advice Scotland in Edinburgh today (Wednesday). The event takes place exactly one year on from the formal launch of the Citizens Advice Bureaux led Kinship Care Advice and Information Service.

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