If you look after someone and feel you'd like to get your voice heard more effectively, visit Being Heard: a self-advocacy toolkit for carers on the Carers Scotland website.If you would like more information about independent advocacy, how it can help you and where your nearest advocacy organisation is, visit the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance (SIAA)'s website. Read the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003.Read the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.See the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.Our Customer Service opening hours are 8.45am - 4.45pm, Monday to Friday.The Payment Centre hours are 9am - 4.15pm, with only credit/debit card payments (not cash) between 1pm and 2pm.However, whilst the overall picture is bleak, the findings show that six out of ten people have savings of £500 or more which could cover an unexpected bill.This lack of financial awareness leaves people ill-equipped to cope with periods of high expenditure like Christmas.
However, the findings do show that Scots are marginally more in control of their finances and prepared for potential difficulties than the rest of the UK.
Key findings include: The survey, conducted amongst over 1,100 people across Scotland shows that Scottish money management skills remain stubbornly low.
Like the rest of the UK, people in Scotland take a ‘live for today’ attitude and far too few are prepared for financial shocks.
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No legislation directly followed the group's report.