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Social Justice Secretary visits Motherwell centre ahead of Carer Support Payment rollout

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Scottish Social Justice Secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville visited Forgewood Community Centre in Motherwell ahead of the rollout of Carer Support Payment in North Lanarkshire next month.

The Cabinet Secretary met people who get Scottish benefits and community organisations who support them including North Lanarkshire Carers Together to hear about how the service has a positive impact on them and the people who use their services.Tens of thousands of people claiming Carer’s Allowance will receive one-off payments for £288.60 in June and December this year.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android Cabinet Secretary for Social Justice, Shirley-Anne Somerville, said: “Five years ago, we began delivering our new social security service for Scotland after listening to people who had experience of the UK benefits system.“By sharing their stories, they helped us design a service based on values of dignity, fairness and respect.“We are committed to continuing to listen to people, to trust them and to treat everyone equally, fairly and without discrimination.“From building an entirely new service we now deliver 14 benefits, seven of which are only available in Scotland, supporting families across the country at a time when many are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. “I am delighted we are ready to launch

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