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Community empowerment: Covid-19 update


On 28 October 2021, the Auditor General for Scotland and the Accounts Commission published Community empowerment: Covid-19 update.

The reports says:

"Covid-19 has disproportionately affected Scotland’s most vulnerable citizens. During the pandemic, local people and communities across Scotland played a critical role in supporting the most vulnerable people in society."

Read the report on Audit Scotland's website

Information about the Public Audit Committee's consideration of the report can be found below. 



The Committee took evidence from:

David Allan, Deputy Director, Scottish Community Development Centre; Stephen Boyle, Auditor General for Scotland; Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie Trust; Anna Fowlie, Chief Executive, Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations; Euan Leitch, Chief Executive, Scotland's Regeneration Forum; Ryan Smart, Centre Manager, Collydean Community Centre.

Read the agenda and meeting papers, 25 November 2021.

Read the Official Report 25 November, 2021

Read the meeting minutes from 25 November, 2021

Decision: The Committee agreed to write to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee and the Scottish Government on issues raised during the meeting.


Decision: The Committee agreed at its meeting on 3 February 2022 to close its scrutiny of the report and write to the Local Government, Housing and Planning Committee.

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