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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.

Evidence library

Meaningful connections: How peer support in Scotland adapted to a digital world during Covid-19 (December 2020)

This research explores how peer support in Scotland has adapted to a digital world with creativity and flexibility during Covid-19 restrictions.

The Meaningful connections research report is based on engagement with 170 different peer support services and 110 participants from across the country.

Key learning from the research:

Support during lockdown was innovative and responsive:

Flexibility was a key enabler of success

The digital divide was a key barrier

Facilitators need support to make this approach work

Remote peer support worked for a lot of people

Published on 14 December 2020