Victims Awareness Week 2021

Victims Awareness Week takes place between 22 – 28 February, coinciding with European Day for Victims of Crime on Saturday 22 February. It is Victim Support Scotland’s annual national awareness week which provides the opportunity to promote messages in support of those affected by crime by championing their voices, experiences and rights. This year, they … Read more

Independent Advocacy Service

We know that some people, especially those with a disability, may have issues in accessing our services and applying for the support they are entitled to. To assist our clients and make the application process for our benefits as easy as possible, we have an Independent Advocacy Service. This free service is open to anyone … Read more

Scottish Child Payment has started

This new benefit is unique to Scotland and will give eligible parents and carers £40 every four weeks for every child under six they look after. Since the benefit opened early for applications in November 2020, we have received more than 77,000 applications. We are doing final eligibility checks on applications already received and we … Read more

A budget for wellbeing, recovery and renewal

Today East Ayrshire Council launches an online conversation as part of its annual budget setting arrangements. Following the Scottish Government’s funding announcement on Thursday 28 January, plans for the Council’s 2021/22 budget are currently being finalised. With a continued focus on recovery and renewal in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, plans include investment to … Read more

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