01/08/2016 - Two Scottish Government consultations have opened recently as part of the development of the government’s legislative and strategic priorities.
The first seeks views on the shape of a new social security system, with limited powers on social benefits worth around 15% of the Scottish welfare bill set to be devolved from Westminster. Read more and participate.
The second consultation looks to garner insight into how mental health services can be improved, to inform the development of a new mental health strategy, which will be published later this year. Read more and participate.
All current Scottish Government consultations can be viewed here: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/consultation_finder
Image: Social Security Secretary Angela Constance and Minister for Social Security Jeane Freeman meet Jim Grant & Helen Thewliss, MacMillan Scotland hub service users, upon the launch of the consultation on social security. (Scottish Government)