Initiative aims to make for simpler public services

Living it Up has now joined the Scottish Government’s ‘myaccount’ system that allows the public a single log-in for secure access to a variety of public services.

A single user name and password allows access to a wide variety of services including a diabetes patient information portal and the National Entitlement Card, which covers free bus travel for people aged over the age of 60.

The portal is operated by Improvement Service with financial backing from the Scottish Government. Martin Brown from Improvement Service said: “We are delighted that Living it Up has got on board, as it means even more people in Scotland can have the convenience and choice that myaccount offers.

“It gives members of the public a secure and easy way of transacting online with the public sector, while respecting their privacy and protecting their personal details, all in line with Scottish, UK and EU standards.

“We are pleased to expand the myaccount reach to Living it Up’s 19,000-plus subscribers – it is another step towards the Scottish Government’s aim of a common national approach for people signing-in to online public services, which is a key objective in Scotland’s Digital Future Strategy.”

A spokesperson for Living it Up added: “We are always looking for ways to make our users’ lives easier. For those who have already logged into myaccount to get their bus passes, it will be easy to access the great services Living it Up has to offer – without having to create any more passwords.”

Users can register with myaccount online here.