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Older People’s Strategic Action Framework: A Report on Engagement Activities

This report sets out the findings of engagement work carried out with 112 older people across various locations in Scotland over a period of two months.  The work was undertaken in support of the development of the Older People’s Strategic Action Framework (OPSAF) under the auspices of the Older People’s Strategic Action Group convened by the Scottish Government to provide expert advice and strategic direction. 

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Self-Directed Support and Gypsy/Travellers

In 2011, MECOPP began working with Gypsy/Travellers in three localities of Scotland: Edinburgh and the Lothians, Perth and Kinross, and mid and north Argyll. Using community development approaches, the project works to: raise awareness of informal caring within the community; develop and deliver a range of services to support families; build capacity of statutory bodies to respond more appropriately to identified need; and, assist local and Scottish national government in the development of policy and practice.

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MECOPP (Minority Ethnic Carers of People Project) teamed up with Diversity Matters to develop the Everyone Together programme for Minority Ethnic groups, thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. Everyone Together is a two-day workshop that brings together people with disabilities, carers, local authorities, and professionals from other organisations to learn together about SDS, explore outcomes, and to discover the assets, strengths and skills of their communities and localities.

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