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Scottish government marks one-year anniversary of VoiceAbility’s independent advocacy service

27 January 2023

The Scottish government has marked the first of four years of independent benefits advocacy support provided by VoiceAbility.

Minister for Social Security Ben Macpherson said:

I am delighted that, in its first year, the Independent Advocacy Service has supported over 550 people applying for Scottish Government social security benefits.”

The service is a key part of our human rights approach to social security and how the values of dignity, fairness and respect in our social security system work in practice.

Ben Macpherson, MSP

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