The research team would first and foremost like to thank all those who gave up their time to speak to us for this review, particularly people who applied to the Scottish Welfare Fund, local authority staff, and external stakeholders. We are very grateful – this report would not have been possible without you.
The Research Advisory Group also played a critical role in supporting, advising and challenging the review team – we would like to express our thanks to group members from the Child Poverty Action Group, Citizen's Advice Scotland, COSLA, local authorities, the Scottish Government, Scottish Prison Service, Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and the Trussell Trust/Independent Food Aid Network for their time, input and feedback throughout this process.
Responsibility for this report lies with the research team alone. The views expressed do not necessarily represent the views of the Scottish Government or Scottish Ministers.
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