The Scottish Government wants at least 2,000 people who have experience of the Westminster Government’s Welfare System to participate in Experience Panels – feedback will be used to shape Scotland’s proposed new social security system.
East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani has already written to constituents who have shown an interest in the matter, and she is encouraging as many people as possible to apply for the panels.
“My office help affected constituents on a daily basis. Many people feel let down by the current UK system.
“Common complaints are that forms are confusing and difficult to complete, or they feel let down by the attitudes of those they face when they are trying to make a claim.
“I urge constituents with current experience, or previous experience of the welfare system to get involved in the Experience Panels. The Scottish Government is determined to shape a better social security system – one with dignity and respect at its core.”