The Scottish Government`s Covid Recovery strategy highlights the key role of Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) and third sector in supporting communities during the pandemic.
“Partnership with the Third Sector. Key to the resilience of our communities has been the work of Scotland’s third sector and volunteers. Third sector organisations have led the way in adopting innovative, person centred, holistic services which wrap around families and individuals. Third sector organisations are also often working with those most marginalised including those most impacted by the pandemic. It is therefore essential that we strengthen our partnership with the third sector in our approach to recovery. Our shared commitment with SCVO and COSLA to strengthen collaboration demonstrates our determination to maintain this approach. Central to this will be continuing to support strategic infrastructure nationally and locally. The value of local Third Sector Interfaces in facilitating collaboration across a diverse third sector and public sector has been proven during the pandemic. Commitments to supporting infrastructure and key policies, including the Social Enterprise Action Plan and the Volunteering Action Plan, will ensure that we strengthen the sector’s role in supporting recovery”.