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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-22084: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 14 March 2019

To ask the Scottish Government, in light of the comment in its disability assistance assessments policy position paper that "we therefore intend to provide a proportion of assessors with additional training in the impact of mental health conditions and learning disabilities", what proportion of assessors will have this additional training, and how this will compare with the current proportion of assessors with such training.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 21 March 2019

The proportion of assessors required to undertake this training has still to be determined. In doing so, the Scottish Government will undertake modelling taking into account feedback from the current Disability Assistance consultation as well as input from the Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group.