Welfare Reform in Scotland: Its Impact Welfare reform is negatively affecting people living with HIV, hepatitis or both in Scotland. This report explores the precise nature of this impact in the unique Scottish context, both on individuals and on the services that exist to support them. The detail of this impact is then used to make a series of recommendations for the UK Department of Work and Pensions, the Scottish Government, NHS boards and local authorities. Download Report [PDF] HIV and hepatitis can clearly no longer be seen as health issues alone. The impact they can have on individuals and society as a whole affects many spheres, from social relationships and mental well-being, to employment and income.