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Deputy First Minister of Scotland visits Agnes Husband House

8 May 2024

Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Shona Robinson, recently visited Agnes Husband House in Dundee. The public can use Agnes Husband House to access face-to-face services, including providing general advice and signposting on benefits.

Local delivery advisers can answer queries about benefits, help with applications, provide supporting material for an active application, and identity document verification and change of circumstances documentation. They can also help refer people to other relevant services, including the Scottish Government’s free independent advocacy service for disabled people accessing benefits.

Deputy First Minister of Scotland Shona Robinson and advocate Lynn Robertson

Shona met with one of our advocates, Lynn Robertson, to discuss the support for accessing Social Security Scotland benefits. 

I was delighted to meet Lynn and discuss the work she does as an advocate with VoiceAbility, supporting the delivery of the Social Security Independent Advocacy Service. 

Accessing social security is a human right and we have a moral and legal obligation to do what we can to ensure disabled people are supported to access all the financial support they are entitled to.

For this reason, we’re proud to invest in the independent advocacy service. The free support VoiceAbility provides is a key part of our rights-based approach to social security and ensures that the values of dignity, fairness and respect remain at the heart of everything we do.”

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