Scotland to have separate Crisis Loans Budget

As part of the Devolution process the Scottish National assembly have been considering options around how they are going to administer Crisis Loans, Budgeting loans and community care grants when they are handed responsibility for their own Social Fund System by the DWP in 2013.

A Recent study has found that a small sample of people who responded would consider having Vouchers instead of actual cash payment being awarded by the New social fund section.

The Scottish Government sought views through a consultation paper on how Community Care Grants and
Crisis Loans, two discretionary elements of the Social Fund, might operate in Scotland when funding
transfers from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to the Scottish Government in April 2013.
Fifty responses were received; these were self-selected, rather than representative of views across Scotland.
The data was largely qualitative and the report highlights the nature of the responses and the themes that
emerged across responses.