Welcome to SOPA

As a pressure on Governments, SOPA exists to give a strong voice to older people about their concerns and experience of life in Scotland, and also raises issues about age inequalities.

SOPA identifies issues that worry the older population and conveys messages from the grassroots direct to Scottish and Westminster Governments.

SOPA contributes to and supports policy that has a positive impact on later life and challenges when implementation falls short. 

SOPA highlights successful volunteering where the voice and experience of older adults are making a difference across generations. 

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Full membership: open to organisations involved in promoting the voice and experience of older people. This category carries voting rights.

Associate membership: open to any organisation or individual wishing to support SOPA's aims and activities. This gives the right to attend members’ meetings, but without voting rights. 

Please complete and sign the membership application form and return it to Glenda Watt. Contact details on the form.  

Privacy Notice May 2018 

The information we hold about you is to send you our newsletter and invite you to our National Assembly and other events. We do not share your information with anyone else. We securely hold your name, email address and telephone number on our computer filing system. You can request details on the information held about you by contacting glenda@scotopa.org.uk

Download here. To view the Constitution go to the foot of the Committee Page.

The Scottish Older People's Assembly is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: Number - SC046520


Job Opportunity

Sessional work to 30 June 2019

Ideal for someone with experience of working with a Scottish charity on citizen engagement at national level, event planning, delivery and evaluation, and preparing reports. 

In the context of the above we are looking for a person who can also deliver two national events for the Scottish Older People’s Assembly. The outcome will be successful communication between older people and Government Ministers and officials before 30 June 2019. The post holder will be responsible to the Trustees of SOPA.

Remuneration will be £8000 until 30 June 2019. Working hours are negotiable. Candidates should provide details of their education, experience and knowledge to Diana Findley - diana.findley@btinternet.com or Glenda Watt - glenda@scotopa.org.uk Tel 077 29913474

NB. GW is on holiday from 2-9th Sept. 

Closing date is Friday 14 September 2018 (17.00) and interviews will be held in Glasgow or Edinburgh by 30 Sept 2018. 


For up-and-coming events go to News page.

 2018 SOPA Assembly
Monday 23 April 2018, Scottish Parliament

See pictures and text on the 2018 Assembly page.





SOPA's Assembly Newsletter March 2018

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SOPA's website keeps you informed about its activities. Look at the Links page. You are a click away from many websites of specific interest in later life, including newsletters from affiliated organisations. Bookmark this site and visit it regularly. We welcome your input in the Guestbook.

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