Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps in implementing social security reform and tackling poverty in Scotland

Morning, Thursday, 5th December 2019

Central Edinburgh

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference discuss the next steps in implementing social security reform in Scotland and tackling the factors impacting poverty.


The agenda and keynote speakers


Ministerial address:


  • Government priorities for delivering social security - with Shirley-Anne Sommerville MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, The Scottish Government.

Keynote contributions:


  • Devolution of social security in Scotland - with Andrew Latto, Deputy Director, Devolution and Welfare in Later Life, DWP;
  • Respect and dignity in delivering Scotland’s social security system - with Miriam Craven, Head of Local Delivery and Client Experience, Social Security Scotland;
  • Alleviating poverty in Scotland - with Bill Scott, Chair, Poverty and Inequality Commission; and
  • Spending for social security in Scotland - with Dame Susan Rice, Chair, Scottish Fiscal Commission.

Further sessions:


  • Improving delivery, navigating transition to Scotland, and enabling change in welfare culture at point of delivery; and
  • Tackling the wider factors impacting poverty: transport, housing, and next steps for policy.


Keynote Speaker

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, The Scottish Government

Keynote Speakers

Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP

Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, The Scottish Government

Miriam Craven

Head of Local Delivery and Client Experience, Social Security Scotland

Bill Scott

Chair, Poverty and Inequality Commission

Dame Susan Rice

Chair, Scottish Fiscal Commission

Chairs

Shona Robison MSP

Member, Social Security Committee, The Scottish Parliament and former Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, 2014-18, The Scottish Government

Pauline McNeill MSP

Deputy Convenor, Social Security Committee, The Scottish Parliament

Speakers

Gemma Diamond

Senior Manager, Audit Scotland

Linsay Robertson

Disability Benefits Client

Polly Jones

Head of Membership and Policy, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations

Robin McAlpine

Director, Common Weal

John Dickie

Director, Child Poverty Action Group

Dr Pete Seaman

Acting Associate Director, Glasgow Centre for Population Health

Mhoraig Green

Strategic Lead for Social Justice, Citizens Advice Scotland

Peter Kelly

Director, Poverty Alliance

Councillor Kelly Parry

Spokesperson, Community Wellbeing, COSLA