See list below of current Committee members. Click on the name of the organisation to go to the website (opens in a new window).
The SOPA Committee are mainly volunteers from Scottish organisations and associations. They have been selected by them to serve as SOPA representatives. They give generously of their time, and carry forward the work of the annual Assembly. SOPA has good access to government and can raise issues directly with Ministers, in cross party groups in Parliament and with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.
Tom Berney has been Chair of the Committee since June 2013. His professional background in the civil service and as a national trade union representative has equipped him with the skills and experience to play an effective role in meeting and negotiating with government ministers and other officials. However SOPA's strength does not rest in one person.
"I believe the power of SOPA lies in our Committee. It includes a wide spectrum of organisations representing the varied interests and concerns within the older population. We work to find common ground to bring to bear the voices and experiences of older people at grass roots. We are therefore in a strong position to challenge or support legislation by the Scottish and Westminster Governments."
Glenda M Watt, Contact for Scottish Older People’s Assembly
Tel: 077 2991 3474: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Older People's Assembly is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: Number - SC046520
Dumfries & Galloway Seniors Forum: John White. email@example.com
Interfaith Association: Bashir A Malik. firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to open the SOPA Constitution. This document was agreed by OCSR in April 2016. SOPA is now a registered charity.
SOPA website (+Facebook, Twitter and Newsletter) - Val Bissland: email@example.com. Contact direct to report any broken links or difficulties.