Quote saying "you have to appear to be completely dependent on someone…If you are disabled and you say you can cook and you can manage reasonably well on your own, then they would invariably say, ‘well you don’t need PIP’."

Disability and social insecurity: Exploring the impact of benefit changes on the lives of disabled people

Changes to social security have – in the vast majority of cases – reduced the financial security of disabled people, leaving many in poverty and isolation. New research examines the lived experience of these changes for disabled people in the UK.

Graphic showing Overall Poverty in Scotland 1995 - 2018

Poverty Trends in Scotland 1995-2018 and Policy Change: new work with the Poverty and Inequality Commission from Policy Scotland and SPICe

Policy Scotland has worked with staff members in the Scottish Government and the Scottish Parliament Information Centre to create a set of briefing materials that detail poverty trends in Scotland since 1995 paired with key policy changes from the UK and Scottish Governments.

White cardboard box with baby books and clothes inside

Poverty research and evidence from Policy Scotland

Policy Scotland has created a easy-to-access collection of its research and resources focused on tackling child poverty including reports on the Child Poverty Strategy and local contributions to tackling poverty and inequality in Scotland, and analysis of models of scenarios and policies to reduce child poverty.

Welfare reform in Scotland: Research, policy and the third sector

Summary and presentations from a Policy Scotland seminar on how academics and partners can influence the developing social security agenda in Scotland and research collaborations can be developed to improve the evidence base for the social security system.