Shirley-Anne Somerville

Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline

@S_A_Somerville

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  • Scottish Parliament: Devolved Benefits (Face-to-face Assessments) 26 Jun 2019

    The consultation on disability assistance in Scotland, which closed on 28 May, set out the Scottish Government’s proposals on face-to-face assessments. The process of designing Social Security Scotland’s assessment service is under way and will be shaped by consultation analysis, engagement with experience panels and input from stakeholders. We are committed to providing individuals with...
  • Scottish Parliament: Devolved Benefits (Face-to-face Assessments) 26 Jun 2019

    As we move forward with our workforce planning for Social Security Scotland and for the assessments, we are mindful of the need to work not just for social security but across the Government and of the need to discuss such matters with the health directorate and with professional bodies, such as those for medicine. That work continues and I assure John Scott that we will be mindful of such...
  • Scottish Parliament: Devolved Benefits (Face-to-face Assessments) 26 Jun 2019

    I am happy to confirm again that the assessments and any case management will be delivered by Social Security Scotland and that there will be no role for the private sector in that. It is very important that, as we develop our system, we listen to the feedback from those who have gone through the United Kingdom system. They describe it as having created stress and trauma sometimes for those...

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Scottish National Party MSP for Dunfermline

Entered the Scottish Parliament on 31 August 2007 — Appointed, regional replacement

Also represented Lothians

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