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Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security launch

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Scottish Storytelling Centre

43-45 High Street

Edinburgh

EH1 1SR

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Launching the Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security's Principles for Change; outlining the campaign's vision for social security.

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The Scottish Campaign on Rights to Social Security (SCORSS) is a coalition of organisations who advocate for a reformed social security system that reflects the five principles set out in our Principles for Change. SCORSS (previously the Scottish Campaign on Welfare Reform) encompasses over 40 organisations from key third sector organisations, charities, faith groups, and unions across Scotland..

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This event - held as part of Challenge Poverty Week - will launch SCORSS' new Principles for Change; a publication that sets out the campaign's shared vision for social security in Scotland.

With speakers including Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People), the event will be of interest to any organisations or individuals engaged in social security delivery, support or policy in Scotland.

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10.00-10.10: Welcome & introduction to SCoRSS (John Dickie, CPAG in Scotland)

10.10-10:20: Adequacy in the social security system (Rhiannon Sims, Oxfam Scotland)

10.20-10.30: Making a rights-based approach to social security a reality (Andrew Strong, Health and Social Care Alliance)

10.30-10.40: Making social security work for women (Eilidh Dickson, Engender)

10.40-11.15: Table discussions: Priorities for the Scottish social security system

11.15-11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.05: Social security in Scotland: The long-term vision (Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People)

12.05-12.30: Panel discussion

12.30-12.35: Closing remarks and close

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