How to Apply

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Whilst we transition to a new system, only paper applications are available currently. Please call 0800 652 2989 and we will send a paper form with a Freepost envelope to return to us. 

Once your application has been received and checked it will be allocated to a client support worker, who will contact you to arrange an appointment to carry out our assessment; you can expect this assessment to take around 45-60 minutes. In most cases they will arrange to meet with you in your home.

During the assessment the client support worker will talk to you about your application and discuss with you any problems you might be having, to see how ScotsCare can support you.

To make an application to ScotsCare, you and your dependants, if applicable, must meet our eligibility criteria, you will need to provide acceptable eligibility documentation to confirm it.

Students

Student grants are available only to those who have lived in London for 2 or more years prior to the start of the course. We can only accept applications for an applicant’s first degree. We do not consider postgraduate courses.

Homeowners

The only services we currently offer property owners are advocacy, attending our over 50s social events, and requesting a befriender. Please call our helpline on 0800 652 2989 to apply.

Agencies

If you are an agency wishing to refer a client to us, please contact the duty worker on 020 7240 3718, we do not accept third party applications online.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must reside or be found within a 35-mile radius of Charing Cross, London, and:
  • Be born in Scotland (1st Generation) or,
  • One of their parents must have been born in Scotland (2nd Generation) or,
  • They are the widow, widower, or the survivor of a civil partnerships of someone who was born in Scotland or,
  • They are the widow, widower, or the survivor of a civil partnership of someone who has at least one parent who was born in Scotland.

Acceptable Eligibility Documentation

Please refer to the following to understand which documents you will need to provide to confirm your eligibility. If you are unable to provide these documents, we will be unable to consider your request. You can order copies of certificates issued in Scotland from The National Records of Scotland office.

Please note we require photocopies and not photos of these documents.

1st Generation (Born in Scotland)

Birth certificate (full or short), passport, or driving licence.

2nd Generation (A parent is Scottish)

Full birth certificate showing eligible parent’s place of birth OR Full birth certificate showing eligible parent’s name AND eligible parent’s birth certificate.

Widow or Widower of a 1st generation Scot

Applicant’s full birth certificate AND Marriage certificate AND Deceased’s death certificate

Civil partnership survivor of a 1st generation Scot

Applicant’s full birth Certificate AND Civil Partnership certificate AND Deceased’s death certificate

Parent/Guardian of an eligible child

Applicant’s full birth certificate in same name as eligible child’s birth certificate or Guardianship document.

Widow or Widower of a 2nd generation Scot

Marriage AND Death Certificate AND Full birth certificate of deceased showing eligible parent’s place of birth OR Full birth certificate of deceased showing eligible parent’s name AND deceased’s parent’s birth certificate.

Civil partnership survivor of a 2nd generation Scot

Civil partnership certificate AND Death Certificate AND Full birth certificate of deceased showing eligible parent’s place of birth OR Full birth certificate of deceased showing eligible parent’s name AND deceased’s parent’s birth certificate.

Apply for assistance

If you meet ScotsCare’s eligibility criteria please call our helpline on 0800 652 2989 to request a paper form, while we transition to a new online system.

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