17 January 2020Older People's Wellbeing in Scotland Conference 15 January 2020
SOPA Chair, Diana Findley, was invited to speak at a Scottish Policy Conference held this week. The session included a wide range of topics related to Older People's Wellbeing, with a focus on the Older People's Framework, Health and Social Care reform, Housing, Transport, Loneliness and Isolation. Themes of using positive language to address underlying ageism and the importance of investing in preventative approaches ran through all the presentations.
Diana spoke about SOPA's drive to encourage every Local Authority to appoint an Older People's Champion to ensure that the views of older people are considered in all decisions made.
07 January 2020SOPA Receives Awards for All Funding
We are delighted to announce that SOPA has been successful in its recent application to the National Lottery Community Fund “Awards for All”. SOPA has been awarded funding to deliver additional outreach and online engagement over the next year. This will really help SOPA to achieve its aims of supporting older people to have their voices heard, recognising that we need to use all the channels we can to reach diverse views from across Scotland. Fantastic news!