24 November 2017'Equally Safe' Plan Launched
A Delivery Plan for Scotland’s strategy to prevent and eradicate violence against women and girls, 2017-21
"As co-Chairs of the Equally Safe Joint Strategic Board, we are committed to ensuring that Equally Safe delivers real change for women and children in Scotland. We look forward to working with everyone in ensuring that we all live in a strong and flourishing Scotland where individuals are equally safe and respected, and where women and girls live free from all forms of violence and abuse – and the attitudes that help perpetuate it." Download PDF
18 October 2017Launch of £4M project to support older veterans
Scottish Veterans Commissioner Eric Fraser CBE at the Legion Scotland Club in Grangemouth today stated that the fund will provide a 3-year programme of support for older veterans and their families in Scotland. Mr Fraser said: “The Unforgotten Forces project is a very welcome collaboration between several organisations that provide real support on many of the issues faced by our older veterans today, such as ill health, isolation and loneliness."
Unforgotten Forces is a partnership of 15 leading organisations including SOPA. The money will be used to improve the coordination of existing provision and introduce new services. The application for funding was boosted by input from Standard Life’s Accelerated Development Support Programme, and was made to the HM Treasury grant-giving body funded from Libor banking fines.
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06 October 2017SOPA supports development of housing for OP in Scotland