National campaigns and efforts to work together to tackle problems

Problems such as domestic violence should be tackled through national campaigns and efforts to work together to tackle problems. These issues have major impacts on society and cause great injustice to a few. National campaigns have worked well such as campaigns where men speak to other men about domestic violence. It is not possible to tackle problems without getting a range of people involved and working together.

Why the contribution is important

It is important to find effective ways to significantly reduce major impacts and serious crimes, which are committed against some people.

by FairerScotlandAdmin2 on October 15, 2015 at 04:27PM

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  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 November 02, 2015 at 14:45

    Idea from Fairer Scotland Midlothian Planning Event:

    While national campaigns are all well and good, when services are being cut we need to think where we put our resources, and they should go to directly helping people.

    This is important as we should also provide direct support for those experiencing these issues.
  • Posted by FairerScotlandAdmin2 November 10, 2015 at 15:18

    Idea from Fairer Scotland Dumfries Planning Event:

    Funding is much less now. It is important to recognise what charities and the third sector do and be paid equally. There should be a requirement for long term funding rather than yearly/three yearly piecemeal as this gives much insecurity and confusion and organisations can’t plan.

    More security would have knock on impacts on retention, health and wellbeing of staff etc.

    There are funding inequalities and competitive tenders are a problem, small charities get lost.
    Community empowerment bill does a lot, but small groups still lose out, as they can’t support the governance and the other aspects. Smaller organisations are being swallowed up. Could not make it competitive tendering for charities that are already established. Charities shouldn’t be on the same portal; when they weight you, you should get more credit for being a small organisation that has tried really hard a bit like a handicap in golf.

    Local services should stay local. And should take into account the specialism and the locality. Local area knowledge not properly taken into account.

    No mention of the geographical issue. It costs more to deliver the same services as there is no additional funding for the transport aspect of service delivery.

    Tax on small businesses- they are really hammered by HMRC on things like VAT, so we should look at equality between businesses. Unequal burden.

    This is important to provide direct support for those experiencing these issues. It'd also allow small charities to provide services on an equal footing with larger groups and leads to better services.
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