In the run up to the 2021 Holyrood election, we’re asking Scottish Parliamentary candidates to show their commitment to Scotland’s third sector by signing the Social Economy Pledge. The pledge has been created by a group of organisations led by Social Enterprise Scotland.
Scotland’s voluntary sector has been never more needed and never more stretched than it is right now as we strive to cope with coronavirus. We don’t know what the long-term impact of this will be, but we do know how important it is to record what’s going on now so we can build on everything we’ve learnt for the future.
Here at SCVO, we love charities. We believe every person who works to make a difference to Scottish communities should be valued, and that includes our colleagues who have come from other EU countries to live and work here. Scotland’s voluntary sector is strengthened thanks to their contribution.
As the Scottish Parliament is marking its 20th anniversary this month, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have chosen to mark this milestone by working with representatives from across the voluntary sector to produce a limited-edition book.
Human Rights are the basic freedoms that all people are entitled to. They cover the entire range of economic, social and cultural circumstances to give each and every one of us a universal set of principles to live and work by.