Social Renewal Advisory Board

28 August 2020

In Local Authorities across Scotland, ‘Community Listening Events’ are taking place to learn directly from those in communities about what matters to them.

In June the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People announced the creation of a Social Renewal Advisory Board.

During the response to the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a significant amount of work undertaken across all sectors to support people and communities that challenged traditional ways of working, cultures and mind sets.

The Social Renewal Advisory Board is focussing on reducing poverty, embedding a human-rights based approach and advancing equality to create a fairer Scotland.

Board Members include experts in housing, disability, poverty, homelessness and the third sector as well as representatives from both COSLA and SOLACE.

Areas the Board will focus on:

  • Addressing low income
  • Community-led and place-based renewal
  • Cross-cutting delivery
  • Financial security
  • Food
  • The housing system
  • Third sector and volunteering

Find out more here, including full list of members and related docs.