Welfare Reform and Benefit Changes in 2013

NHS staff, as service planners, managers and providers of direct patient care will want to familiarise themselves with these changes to best support patients, carers and colleagues through this time of major change.

This site is a resource for NHS Lothian staff to

  • access accurate information on the changes taking place to our current system of state welfare provision, specifically in entitlement to key benefits
  • become familiar with local and national sources of advice and support for patients, carers, and colleagues who are affected by the changes
  • sign up for training: check out the Staff Training pages for updated information
  • take action to support your patients in securing benefits to which they are entitled
  • find relevant analysis and reports of current and future impacts of Welfare Reform policy and legislation

Useful Links

Department for Work & Pensions at: www.dwp.gov.uk

The Scottish Government at: www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/welfarereform

Citizens Advice Scotland at: www.cas.org.uk


* Call Citizen's Advice Direct on 0808 800 9060 - free from landlines and most mobiles*

Last Reviewed: 10/07/2013