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Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill

A CAS consultation response

Citizens Advice Scotland has responded to the Scottish Government's consultation on the Wellbeing and Sustainable Development Bill.

Key points from the consultation are:

  • The third sector plays a critical role in terms of supporting personal and collective wellbeing and this should be recognised in the forthcoming Bill.
  • The wellbeing of people working in the sector is inextricably connected to wellbeing of the communities they support.
  • Third sector organisations can play a unique role in design of systems and approaches that put wellbeing front and centre – because we understand the experiences of people who are at risk of or experiencing vulnerability and poverty.
  • That same evidence base from the lived experience of those supported by the third sector will provide a different level of insight into wellbeing that cannot always be fully captured or understood via econometric measures alone.
  •  The forthcoming Bill cannot be viewed in isolation – at an early stage it is important to connect with related pieces of legislation such as the upcoming Community Wealth Building Bill.

You can read the response by downloading at the link below. 

Publication date
February 2024
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