Cameron Edwards

Written 38 posts

Fairer Scotland Community Manager

Enhanced by our diversity, combined by our humanity…

1st December 2015

Danny Boyle (Parliamentary and Policy Officer – BEMIS Scotland). Previously as part of the Fairer Scotland conversations BEMIS had submitted a blog encouraging diverse communities to stay politically engaged in post referendum Scotland regardless of their political allegiances. The truth is that ‘Fairer Scotland’ equality issues, and in particular ‘Race Equality’ and all that that…

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The importance of participative placemaking in a Fairer Scotland

26th November 2015

Petra Biberbach (Chief Executive, PAS) The late-19th century establishment of the British planning system was a direct response to poor living conditions, social inequalities and public health issues associated with rapid urbanisation. Pioneers like Ebenezer Howard recognised the importance of places which foster wellbeing and are sustainable. By uniting good design with higher building standards,…

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A Fairer Greener Scotland by 2030?

19th November 2015

Kristina Nitsolova (Ethnic Minority Environmental Network Development Officer, CEMVO Scotland) ‘What would make Scotland a Fairer and more prosperous place to live by 2030?’ It really is a BIG question. Considering the Fairer Scotland question is a great way to identify common topics of concern – allowing us all to collectively prioritise and plan for…

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Our Fairer Scotland Planning Event – Midlothian

13th November 2015

On Wednesday 14th October a group of 24 people from the local area joined Scottish Government staff at the Newbattle College, Dalkeith, for our third Fairer Scotland Planning Event. The goal? To discuss and scrutinise ways in which they could plan together to create a Fairer Scotland by 2030. fairerscotland – the story so far…

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The safety net or the spider’s web?

12th November 2015

Hello Fairer Scotland! My name is Dane Thomson and I’m delighted to have been asked to write a guest blog for you today. My blog is going to be a no holds barred account of my short term experience of life on ‘benefits’. First – the back story. I’ve worked hard since I was 14….

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Uniformly unfair

9th November 2015

[vimeo 126248122 w=590 h=332] A personal story from Caroline Kennedy (commissioner, Poverty Truth Commission). Sending my sons back to school after the summer break was very stressful. In short, I wasn’t sure I could afford to send them back – due to the the cost of school uniforms. How it breaks down… I stay in…

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Our Fairer Scotland Planning Event – Inverness

30th October 2015

On Wednesday 7th October a group of 24 people from the local area joined Scottish Government staff at the Inverness Leisure Centre for our second Fairer Scotland Planning Event. The goal? To discuss and scrutinise ways in which they could plan together to create a Fairer Scotland by 2030. #fairerscotland – the story so far…

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A life worth living?

22nd October 2015

June Vallance (Executive Manager, Getting Better Together Ltd.) Up until last year I have been an unpaid carer, some 40 years in total. Being a glutton for punishment I’m now currently working in the Third Sector as a project coordinator for the older people service. In that time, I’ve seen my fair share of changes…

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Our Fairer Scotland Planning Event – Kilmarnock

19th October 2015

On Wednesday 29th September a group of 35 people from the local area joined Scottish Government staff at The Grand Hall, Kilmarnock, to discuss and scrutinise ways in which they could plan together to create a Fairer Scotland by 2030. #fairerscotland – the story so far The Fairer Scotland discussion – launched in July –…

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The Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force

8th October 2015

Di Alexander (Chair, Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force) I was recently appointed by Scottish Ministers as the independent chair of the new Scottish Rural Fuel Poverty Task Force. I very much welcome the Scottish Government’s Task Force initiative because far too many people living in rural and remote areas simply can’t afford to heat their…

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