CSPP - The Scottish Government has published a summary of discussions held as part of the national conversation on Creating a Fairer Scotland. Discussions have been taking place since June 2015, with over 200 meetings taking place throughout Scotland. These have focused on a range of subjects, including health and education, communities and participation, social security, and jobs and the economy.
In an update to mark the publication of the key messages emerging from the discussion, Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil MSP said that the Scottish Government would use the consultation to create a Social Justice Action Plan, as part of a wider strategy to create a Fairer Scotland.
The CSPP, in partnership with sister organisation Scotland’s Towns Partnership (STP) and supported by the Voluntary Action Fund, held two meetings as part of the Creating a Fairer Scotland consultation. Organised in October and November 2015, these looked how town development, planning, and greater community participation could contribute to social justice goals. A wide variety of stakeholders and community activists attended to contribute. We look forward to continuing such discussions with our members throughout 2016.
Reports from CSPP / STP’s Creating a Fairer Scotland discussions can be read in our library here: http://www.cspp.org.uk/tags/event_reports
The Scottish Government’s report, “Creating a Fairer Scotland - What Matters to You: A Summary of the Discussion So Far” can be downloaded here: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/03/8727/downloads
Image: CSPP / STP discussion on town development and a fairer Scotland, October 2015, Falkirk Business Hub.