As part of the Scottish Government’s consultation ‘A New future for Social Security in Scotland’, the Scottish Women’s Convention (SWC) has engaged with women, discussing issues around social security which are important to them, their families and communities as a whole. An online survey was undertaken, asking women’s opinions on the broad themes of the proposals contained within the consultation. Individual roundtable discussions were held in and around Glasgow with women of different ages and from different backgrounds, all of whom had experience of accessing social security support under the present UK system.
This event, which was held at the Hilton Grosvenor Hotel, Glasgow on Saturday 29th October, was organised to encourage further discussion on more specific issues, concerns and ideas for change. Invited speakers provided attendees with wide and varied experiences of social security. Women were then given the opportunity to ask questions. After lunch, facilitated roundtable discussions allowed issues to be explored further.