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Welfare Benefits Reform

The welfare benefits system is changing. You neeed to find out how this may affect you if you already claim benefits or are thinking about claiming. The most up to date information about these changes is available from the Department for Work and Pensions. You can also contact: 

Welfare Benefits Service
Galashiels Area Office
Paton Street
Galashiels TD1 3AS

Tel: 01896 661 394
Fax: 01896 662 765

Citizens Advice Scotland

SBC Revenue and Benefits Service

People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System

An online guide entitled 'People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System' has been published on the Scottish Government website. The guide deals with why people with learning disabilities may experience difficulties in accessing formal procedures and how people at all levels in the criminal justice system can reduce these difficulties by following a number of good practice tips.

Seven 'easy read' guides for people with learning difficulties and their families and carers on specific aspects covered in the full guide have also been published on the Scottish Government website.

Full guide: People with Learning Disabilities and the Scottish Criminal Justice System

7 Easy Read versions of the guide:

NHS 24 has a NEW number

111 is the NEW free number for NHS 24.

If it can't wait until your GP surgery reopens call 111.

Visit the NHS24 website.