National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992 - Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK amendments: equality impact assessment

Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for disregarding any payment from the Infected Blood Financial Support Payment Schemes in the UK, in relation to the financial assessment for living in a care home in Scotland.


1. England Infected Blood Support Scheme Annual Report 2020/21

2. Guide to the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme

3. Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme 2017(amended 2021)

4. England Infected Blood Support Scheme

5. Wales Infected Blood Support Scheme - Apply to the Scheme

6. Infected Blood Payment Scheme for NI

7. Northern Ireland Infected Blood Payment Scheme

8. Penrose Inquiry Report

9. Joint Position Paper - UK Contaminated Blood Inquiry

10. Care home census for adults in Scotland Statistics for 2011 to 2021

11. Refer to Definitions of Protected Characteristics document for information on the characteristics

12. In respect of this protected characteristic, a body subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty (which includes Scottish Government) only needs to comply with the first need of the duty (to eliminate discrimination, harassment, victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Equality Act 2010) and only in relation to work. This is because the parts of the Act covering services and public functions, premises, education etc. do not apply to that protected characteristic. Equality impact assessment within the Scottish Government does not require assessment against the protected characteristic of Marriage and Civil Partnership unless the policy or practice relates to work, for example HR policies and practices.

13. See EQIA – Setting the Scene for further information on the legislation.



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