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  • Rebuilding a fairer Scotland - Expertise and experience wanted to help tackle poverty and inequality

    Created: 30/09/2020

    Ideas are being gathered to drive a fairer recovery in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    The Social Renewal Advisory Board are seeking to understand how groups have been supporting people and communities at risk, both before and during the pandemic.

    Organisations and community groups are being asked to share ideas and evidence based on their experiences of responding to the pandemic, and their engagement with people with lived experience of poverty and inequality.

    Responses will help inform the work of the Scottish Government’s Advisory Board on Social Renewal, which is tasked with building on the positive policy and practice shifts seen during COVID-19 to tackle disadvantage and poverty, and advance equality and social justice.

    Analysis of responses will feed into the board’s discussions, and a report on the outcomes will be published later this year.

    This valuable information will not only impact on the work of the Scottish Government, but it will suggest actions for local government, business, employers, the UK Government, providers of services, or the third sector (voluntary groups) to adopt. 

    All organisations and groups are invited to submit their ideas on the lessons they have learnt during the pandemic. Examples of ideas to focus on include: housing, work, income, public services, social attitudes and discrimination (or something similar that is deemed to be relevant).

    To submit an idea, please complete this form and return it via e-mail to [email protected]. Details of the structure of content, which the Board is looking to be included in the ideas form, can be found here.

    An easy read guide and idea's form is also available.

    Lived experience evidence/reports:

    Any organisation/group that works with people with lived experience and has information about these experiences during the pandemic that they would like the board to know about, please provide a written summary of this work. Please e-mail reports or other written evidence to [email protected]

    The deadline for all responses is Friday 16 October 2020.

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