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Social security in Scotland: 2021 and beyond
October 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 amFree
The Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) is a coalition of organisations working across Scotland with collective expertise across a range of different aspects of the social security system. All members of SCORSS are united in our belief in a social security system that prevents poverty and supports those in need whilst also protecting their dignity.
At 10am-11am on Tuesday 6th October, as part of Challenge Poverty Week, SCORSS will be hosting an online event focused on the long-term vision for the social security system in Scotland. Chaired by John Dickie (Director, CPAG in Scotland), the discussion will feature contributions from:
Pauline McNeill MSP (Labour), Shadow Minister for Communities and Equalities
Jeremy Balfour MSP (Conservatives), Shadow Minister for Older People and Equalities
Patrick Harvie MSP (Greens), Co-Leader of the Scottish Greens
Bob Doris MSP (SNP), Convenor of the Social Security Committee
Caron Lindsay, Scottish Liberal Democrats, Spokesperson for Social Security and Housing
Mhoraig Green, Social Justice Lead, Citizens Advice Scotland
Attendees will have the opportunity to pose questions to the panel about the key long-term priorities for the Scottish social security system, including how it can support economic and social recovery efforts following the Covid-19 pandemic. Registration is free and open to all.