Please be aware that our office is currently not open to visitors and we are not arranging face-to-face appointments for the foreseeable future. We are still available for Scottish Welfare Fund related enquiries by telephone. We are also responding to emails; however, due to the impact on our staffing resources, our response times will be affected. Please read our information for customers and organisations
We are the Scottish Welfare Fund independent review service at the SPSO. We carry out independent reviews of decisions the councils make on community care, and crisis grant applications.
If you would like to apply for a crisis or community care grant you should contact your local council. You cannot apply to us.
Scottish Welfare Fund Independent Review Service Events & Workshops