Date lodged: 9 January 2018
To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it has provided for a welfare advice service facilitator in (a) 2017-18 and (b) 2018-19.
Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 January 2018
In October 2017, the Scottish Government provided £12,250 funding for a six month part-time welfare advice service facilitator to support the development of embedding Welfare Advice Services in Health and Social Care settings, with a particular focus on general practice and early years.
This support will be reviewed at the end of the 2017-18 Financial Year before a decision is taken on whether to extend funding into 2018-19.