The ALLIANCE works to ensure that the rights and interests of our members are considered and addressed in responses taken to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 pandemic had had a profound and disproportionate impact on third sector health and social care organisations, disabled people, people living with long term conditions, unpaid carers, and other marginalised groups.

Since March 2020, the ALLIANCE has engaged with members and partners to understand the impact that the pandemic has had on their lives. We regularly respond to consultation responses, submit briefings, and engage with the Scottish Government and Scottish Parliament to ensure that the voices of lived experience are included in decision making.

Recovery from COVID-19 presents an opportunity to learn from the issues and challenges that have been illuminated in the health and social care sector. The ALLIANCE is working to use that learning to positively influence policy and practice moving forward.

To find out more about our work on COVID-19 and Long Covid, contact Rob Gowans, Policy and Public Affairs Manager at

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