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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

Posts tagged Social Security

Direction of travel In July 2015 SCVO held a Fairer Scotland event, attended by many of our members and officials from Scottish Government. The key principles outlined at that event formed the backbone of the Fairer Scotland strategy and it is heartening to see the Scottish... Read more

Policy briefing 8 April 2016 Taking action together SCVO briefing: issues for the third sector beyond 2016 Our vision A fairer Scotland is our vision for the future. We want to see a Scotland that is transparent, well balanced and socially just, which empowers people from all... Read more

Why new social security powers provide an opportunity to create policies that are truly person-centred. Read more

As I watched #budget2015 unfold in a BBC studio just along the road from some of the most deprived areas in Scotland, I found little comfort for those families who, apparently, don’t work hard enough or who are “dependent” on welfare in the Chancellor’s view. Overuse of the... Read more

Lynn critiques the planned social security cuts and calls on activists to stand tall and fight back Read more

It's time for those most affected by benefit reforms and austerity measures to have their say Read more