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Scottish Welfare Fund Applications

Number of applications received for Community Care Grants and Crisis Grants for the Scottish Welfare Fund

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Dimensions
Dimension
Value
Measure Type
  1. Count
Reference Period
  1. 2013/2014
  2. 2014/2015
  3. 2015/2016
  4. 2016/2017
  5. 2017/2018
  6. 2018/2019
Scottish Welfare Fund Application Type
  1. All
  2. Community Care Grant
  3. Crisis Grant
Reference Area
(showing types of area available in these data)
  1. Countries
  2. Council Areas
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About the Dataset
Contact
Publisher
Scottish Government
Creator
Scottish Government
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License
Issued
26/04/2017
Modified
20/08/2019
Next update due
July 2020
Description

The total number of applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund, from April 2013 broken down by Local Authority & Financial Year.

The Scottish Welfare Fund is a national grant scheme run by Local Authorities, based on guidance from Scottish Ministers. The objectives of the scheme are to:

  • Provide a safety net in a disaster or emergency, when there is an immediate threat to health or safety
  • Enable people to live independently or continue to live independently, preventing the need for institutional care.

The Scottish Welfare Fund is a discretionary, budget-limited grant scheme that prioritises applications according to need, it provides grants that do not have to be repaid. There are 2 types of grants in the Scottish Welfare Fund - Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants. A Crisis Grants aims to help people, on a low income, who are in crisis because of a disaster or an emergency. A disaster is something like a fire or a flood. An emergency might be when money has been stolen. A Community Care Grant aims to:

  • Help people establish themselves in the community following a period of care, where circumstances indicate that there is a risk of the person not being able to live independently
  • Help people remain in the community rather than going in to care where circumstances indicate that there is a risk of the person not being able to live independently.
  • Help people set up home in the community, as part of a planned resettlement programme, following an unsettled way of life.

More information on Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics can be found on the Scottish Government website.

These statistics are being published as experimental statistics. Experimental statistics are defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as "new official statistics undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage." These statistics have not yet been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority. They have not been designated as National Statistics.

For any enquiries, please contact SocialSecurityStats@gov.scot

Details
Confidentiality Policy

For the number of SWF applications, the counts have been rounded to the nearest 5 observations for Disclosure Control.

Quality Management

To ensure the data we receive is of the highest quality, we have asked all IT providers to implement the data specification as fully as possible. The data specification includes a number of validations. These validations are provided through an XSD schema and have also been implemented into the ProcXed system. Once Local Authorities submit data to the ProcXed system, a number of validations are triggered and warning messages appear. Local Authorities may re-submit data to fix these errors or they can comment them to explain why they believe the data to be valid. On submission of the data to the Scottish Government, each Local Authority is sent a detailed automatic report showing the contents of the data and any remaining errors.

To ensure sufficient data has been submitted, we cross check all submitted data with the informal monitoring returns submitted to the Scottish Government. The automatic reports sent to Local Authorities contain charts which allow them to easily see if there is a discrepancy between these two data sources.

For known data issues please see the full publication on the Scottish Government website.

Accuracy and Reliability
Not supplied
Coherence and Comparability

Annual reports by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Fund for the period prior to 1 April 2013 are available from the Department for Work and Pensions. The most recently available report can be found on the DWP website.

On 1 April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions devolved the responsibility for Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans to the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and directly to English Local Authorities.

As a single national scheme covering the UK is no longer in operation, comparable statistics for other parts of the UK are not available.

Accessibility and Clarity

Annual and quarterly data updates and commentary are published on the Scottish Government website.

Relevance
Not supplied
Timeliness and Punctuality

Data are collected, validated and published in as timely manner as possible in accordance with the Statistics Code of Practice. Data are published quarterly (April, July, October, January) and can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Annual data (Published in July) will be available on statistics.gov.scot

Revisions

Each updated publication of statistics will include revisions to figures for previous quarters, with more recent quarters being subject to a greater degree of revision than more distant ones. There are several reasons for this:

(i) the cuts of data received by Scottish Government each quarter will include retrospective changes to past applications. For example, where the actual amount spent on an item was different to the amount initially awarded, this expenditure will be updated in the new data cut.

(ii) the cuts of data received by Scottish Government only include information about applications that have at least reached the stage of having an initial decision made. Some applications may therefore be received by the Local Authority in one quarter and decided in the next quarter. Scottish Government would only receive details about these applications in the next quarter’s data cut, at which point the application will be added into the previous quarter’s application statistics retrospectively.

(iii) Tier 1 and Tier 2 reviews can lead to changes in final outcome and final award amount. Where a case has been reviewed, expenditure is assigned to the quarter of the initial decision rather than the review date.

URI

This is a linked data resource: it has a permanent unique uri at which both humans and machines can find it on the Internet, and which can be used an identifier in queries on our SPARQL endpoint.

http://statistics.gov.scot/data/scottish-welfare-fund-applications
Dimensions Linked Data

A linked data-orientated view of dimensions and values

Dimension Locked Value
Reference Area
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refArea
(not locked to a value)
Reference Period
http://purl.org/linked-data/sdmx/2009/dimension#refPeriod
(not locked to a value)
Scottish Welfare Fund Application Type
http://statistics.gov.scot/def/dimension/scottishWelfareFundApplicationType
(not locked to a value)
Measure Type
http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#measureType
(not locked to a value)
Graphs

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The data in this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/scottish-welfare-fund-applications

The data structure definition for this data cube dataset is stored in the same graph as the data: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/scottish-welfare-fund-applications

All other metadata about this dataset are stored in the graph: http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/scottish-welfare-fund-applications/metadata

Linked Data Resources

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Resource type Number of resources
Collection 2
Component specification 6
Data set 1
Data structure definition 1
Observation 594
All metadata
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/scottish-welfare-fund-applications/metadata
Accessibility and Clarity http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/accessibility-and-clarity
Annual and quarterly data updates and commentary are published on the [Scottish Government website.]( https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/swf) xsd:string
Comment rdfs:comment http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#comment
Number of applications received for Community Care Grants and Crisis Grants for the Scottish Welfare Fund xsd:string
Comparability and Coherence http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/comparability-and-coherence
Annual reports by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Social Fund for the period prior to 1 April 2013 are available from the Department for Work and Pensions. The most recently available report can be found on the [DWP website.](https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/annual-report-by-the-secretary-of-state-for-work-and-pensions-on-the-social-fund-2012-to-2013) On 1 April 2013, the Department for Work and Pensions devolved the responsibility for Community Care Grants and Crisis Loans to the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and directly to English Local Authorities. As a single national scheme covering the UK is no longer in operation, comparable statistics for other parts of the UK are not available. xsd:string
Confidentiality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/confidentiality
For the number of SWF applications, the counts have been rounded to the nearest 5 observations for Disclosure Control. xsd:string
Contact email http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#contactEmail
mailto:SocialSecurityStats@gov.scot
Creator dcterms:creator http://purl.org/dc/terms/creator
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Date Issued dcterms:issued http://purl.org/dc/terms/issued
April 26, 2017 14:40 xsd:dateTime
Date Modified dcterms:modified http://purl.org/dc/terms/modified
August 20, 2019 08:44 xsd:dateTime
Description dcterms:description http://purl.org/dc/terms/description
The total number of applications for the Scottish Welfare Fund, from April 2013 broken down by Local Authority & Financial Year. The Scottish Welfare Fund is a national grant scheme run by Local Authorities, based on guidance from Scottish Ministers. The objectives of the scheme are to: * Provide a safety net in a disaster or emergency, when there is an immediate threat to health or safety * Enable people to live independently or continue to live independently, preventing the need for institutional care. The Scottish Welfare Fund is a discretionary, budget-limited grant scheme that prioritises applications according to need, it provides grants that do not have to be repaid. There are 2 types of grants in the Scottish Welfare Fund - Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants. A Crisis Grants aims to help people, on a low income, who are in crisis because of a disaster or an emergency. A disaster is something like a fire or a flood. An emergency might be when money has been stolen. A Community Care Grant aims to: * Help people establish themselves in the community following a period of care, where circumstances indicate that there is a risk of the person not being able to live independently * Help people remain in the community rather than going in to care where circumstances indicate that there is a risk of the person not being able to live independently. * Help people set up home in the community, as part of a planned resettlement programme, following an unsettled way of life. More information on Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics can be found on the [Scottish Government website.](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/swf) These statistics are being published as experimental statistics. Experimental statistics are defined in the Code of Practice for Official Statistics as "new official statistics undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage." These statistics have not yet been assessed by the UK Statistics Authority. They have not been designated as National Statistics. For any enquiries, please contact [SocialSecurityStats@gov.scot](mailto:SocialSecurityStats@gov.scot) xsd:string
Graph http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#graph
http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/scottish-welfare-fund-applications
Has a SPARQL endpoint at void:sparqlEndpoint http://rdfs.org/ns/void#sparqlEndpoint
http://statistics.gov.scot/sparql
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#nextUpdateDue
July 2020 xsd:string
In folder http://publishmydata.com/def/ontology/folder/inFolder
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Label rdfs:label http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#label
Scottish Welfare Fund Applications xsd:string
License dcterms:license http://purl.org/dc/terms/license
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/
Publisher dcterms:publisher http://purl.org/dc/terms/publisher
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/id/organisation/scottish-government
Quality Management http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/quality-management
To ensure the data we receive is of the highest quality, we have asked all IT providers to implement the data specification as fully as possible. The data specification includes a number of validations. These validations are provided through an XSD schema and have also been implemented into the ProcXed system. Once Local Authorities submit data to the ProcXed system, a number of validations are triggered and warning messages appear. Local Authorities may re-submit data to fix these errors or they can comment them to explain why they believe the data to be valid. On submission of the data to the Scottish Government, each Local Authority is sent a detailed automatic report showing the contents of the data and any remaining errors. To ensure sufficient data has been submitted, we cross check all submitted data with the informal monitoring returns submitted to the Scottish Government. The automatic reports sent to Local Authorities contain charts which allow them to easily see if there is a discrepancy between these two data sources. For known data issues please see the full publication on the [Scottish Government website.]( https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/swf) xsd:string
References dcterms:references http://purl.org/dc/terms/references
http://statistics.gov.scot/help http://statistics.gov.scot/help
Revisions http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/revisions
Each updated publication of statistics will include revisions to figures for previous quarters, with more recent quarters being subject to a greater degree of revision than more distant ones. There are several reasons for this: (i) the cuts of data received by Scottish Government each quarter will include retrospective changes to past applications. For example, where the actual amount spent on an item was different to the amount initially awarded, this expenditure will be updated in the new data cut. (ii) the cuts of data received by Scottish Government only include information about applications that have at least reached the stage of having an initial decision made. Some applications may therefore be received by the Local Authority in one quarter and decided in the next quarter. Scottish Government would only receive details about these applications in the next quarter’s data cut, at which point the application will be added into the previous quarter’s application statistics retrospectively. (iii) Tier 1 and Tier 2 reviews can lead to changes in final outcome and final award amount. Where a case has been reviewed, expenditure is assigned to the quarter of the initial decision rather than the review date. xsd:string
Theme dcat:theme http://www.w3.org/ns/dcat#theme
Economic Activity, Benefits and Tax Credits http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/themes/economic-activity-benefits-and-tax-credits
Scottish Government http://statistics.gov.scot/def/concept/folders/organisations/scottish-government
Timeliness and Punctuality http://statistics.gov.scot/def/statistical-quality/timeliness-and-punctuality
Data are collected, validated and published in as timely manner as possible in accordance with the Statistics Code of Practice. Data are published quarterly (April, July, October, January) and can be found on the [Scottish Government website.](http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Social-Welfare/swf) Annual data (Published in July) will be available on statistics.gov.scot xsd:string
Title dcterms:title http://purl.org/dc/terms/title
Scottish Welfare Fund Applications xsd:string
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
Dataset http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#Dataset
http://publishmydata.com/def/dataset#LinkedDataset
In Graph http://statistics.gov.scot/graph/scottish-welfare-fund-applications
Structure qb:structure http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#structure
http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/scottish-welfare-fund-applications http://statistics.gov.scot/data/structure/scottish-welfare-fund-applications
Type rdf:type http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#type
Data set http://purl.org/linked-data/cube#DataSet
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