Your Say – long-term conditions call for views on Welfare in Scotland

Call for views

Your Say: Long-term Conditions

Are you affected by welfare reform?  The Welfare Reform Committee would like to hear from people with, or caring for those with, long-term conditions and get their thoughts about how welfare reform is impacting on them.

About a year ago, the Welfare Reform Committee began an initiative, ‘Your Say’, to hear directly from those who have been directly affected by welfare reform. Over the last year the Committee has heard the stories of people from Glasgow, Annan, Kirkcaldy, Dunoon, Stirling, Coatbridge, Hamilton, Dundee, Edinburgh, Biggar… the list goes on.

Some of these personal stories are extraordinary, moving, shocking and often painful.  Many firmly believe that this process of exposing the impacts of welfare reform on the lives of every-day people is slowly having an effect on the way people feel about this process.

The Committee is looking to run an evidence session – late this year, or early next – looking at the impact of welfare reform on those with long-term conditions, generally health conditions that last a year or longer, impact on a person’s life, and may require ongoing care and support.

Michael McMahon MSP, Convener

Contact us

Please send your experiences to the following email address: welfarereform-yoursay@scottish.parliament.uk

or if you prefer,

Write to the Committee at the following address:

Rebecca Macfie

Assistant Clerk

Welfare Reform Committee

Room TG.01

Scottish Parliament

Edinburgh

EH99 1SP

If you have any queries about Your Say you can also call Rebecca Macfie, Assistant Clerk to the Committee, on 0131 348 5182.

You can view some short video clips of previous Your Say sessions at the Parliament on our website.

All submissions will be treated with confidentiality and will be shared with Members of the Welfare Reform Committee only, however if you wish for your submission to reach as wide an audience as possible then please let us know that you are happy for your submission to be available in the public domain, details of how publically available submissions are treated can be found at the following link.

    Policy on treatment of written evidence by subject and mandatory committees

– See more at: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/68298.aspx#sthash.Ai3MgI4b.dpuf

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