Access to Support and Benefits
Stigma and discrimination act as significant barriers to people accessing the support and benefits they are entitled to.
Stigma and Significant Barriers to Support
Stigma and discrimination act as significant barriers to people accessing the support and benefits they are entitled to. For example, current benefits assessments are not designed for people with mental health problems and many do not take up benefits due to stigma or the complexity of the system. We want to change this, by ensuring that the benefits system is transparent, stigma free and alive to the needs of people with mental health problems.
Find out more about how we're tackling mental stigma in this area below.
Read about how we're tackling stigma and improving access to support and benefits here.
Social Security Committee Inquiry on Social Security Benefits Take-Up
Our response to an inquiry about benefits take-up – Oct 2019.
Scottish Government Consultation on Social Security Advocacy Standards
Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Social Security Advocacy Standards – Oct 2019.
Take a look at our other policy work.Learn More