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 Caroline Clark. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To view the Constitution go to the foot of the Planning Group Page.
The Scottish Older People's Assembly is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: Number - SC046520
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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