About Rights Advice Scotland

Aims of RAS
Local Advice


Rights Advice Scotland is an organisation representing Welfare Rights Officers in Scottish Local Authorities. We aim to be a key player in the field of Social Welfare Law and to promote the excellent work and breadth of knowledge of our members and campaign for the uptake of benefits and for benefit reform.

Rights Advice Scotland will work in partnership with other organisations to ensure the delivery of high quality advice across the field, providing information and training on benefit related matters to its own members and to advisers in other organisations throughout Scotland.

We are currently working in Partnership with the Scottish Local Governmemnt Forum Against Poverty to employ a coordinator who will serve both RAS and the Forum. This venture is being partly funded by Macmillan Cancer Care who are highly committed to the provision of benefit advice services to cancer patients and others suffering from long term conditions.

Rights Advice Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Office: Blue Square House, Bath Street Glasgow G2 7NR Company Number: 238259 - Charity Reference: SCO33672