THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND
The Church of Scotland seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing, nurturing and serving communities.
The Church of Scotland is one of the largest organisations in the country. We have over 330,000 members, with more regularly involved in local congregations and our work. We have around 800 ministers serving in parishes and chaplaincies, supported by more than 2,000 professional and administrative staff.
Most of our parishes are in Scotland, but we also have churches in England, Europe and overseas. The Church of Scotland plays a pivotal role in Scottish society and works with communities worldwide.
We strive every day to give people struggling with bad housing or homelessness the help they need, through our advice, support and legal services. We campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.
VICTIM SUPPORT SCOTLAND
Victim Support Scotland is the leading charity dedicated to helping people affected by crime across Scotland.
We support victims of crime, witnesses and their family members, regardless of who they are and their circumstances. Our service is independent, free, non-judgemental and confidential. We offer bespoke support, personalised to the needs of each individual.
Victim Support Scotland provides information, practical help, emotional support and guidance through the criminal justice system. We offer specialist services to support people who face specific crimes including murder, terrorism, rape and sexual assault, domestic violence and hate crime. We empower people to cope with the aftermath of a crime and find the strength to move on with their lives.
We have dedicated volunteers, supported by paid staff, in our national and local offices across Scotland, as well as our teams in the Sheriff and High Courts, helping us to provide high quality support to those affected by crime.
Victim Support Scotland represents the voice of people affected by crime. We influence key national policy decision-making to champion victim and witness rights and improve support services.
We advocate for positive improvements within the criminal justice system, working alongside our partners in the key criminal justice agencies, the third sector and local organisations.
SCOTTISH WOMEN'S AID
Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. We play a vital role coordinating, influencing and campaigning for effective responses to domestic abuse.
We work with a network of 36 specialist local Women’s Aid groups toward a shared vision of a Scotland where domestic abuse is not tolerated.
AMIS (ABUSED MEN IN SCOTLAND)
AMIS was created in 2010 by a group of concerned women and men from a variety of backgrounds, including men who had experienced domestic abuse. They came together because of a growing interest and concern that domestic abuse was a serious issue for men. The men affected had been at a loss for years as to where to find help, until a news story about plans to set up a support service prompted them to get in touch.
PERTH & KINROSS FOODBANK
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.