Welfare Reform Guides



A Quick Guide to Welfare Benefits and Welfare Reforms (PDF)

This Quick Guide is brought to you by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) and Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN). In recent years the welfare benefit system has changed, or been reformed, quite significantly and these changes look set to continue. It can be difficult for citizens affected by these changes, and the staff and volunteers who support them, to keep up to date so we’ve developed this Quick Guide to help keep people informed.

The Guide is regularly updated with information on planned changes and what they could mean for people affected, we try to keep the information in the Guide brief and to the point, however we know that sometimes, somethings need more explanation, so throughout you’ll find links to external information resources. In this latest edition you’ll find a new Universal Credit section at the beginning, it contains information on everything from housing elements and sanctions to hardship payments.