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Zoe Westwood

Zoë is SCVO’s welfare reform engagement and communications officer. She works with third sector organisations to help mitigate the effects of welfare reform and communicates welfare reform news and events through the Welfare Cuts e-bulletin. Zoë received a degree in Psychology in San Francisco and has worked with a range of charities including the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Changeworks and Shelter Scotland, using that varied experience in her engagement work.

Blogs by Zoe Westwood

June 16, 2016 : Zoe Westwood

The big impact of small charities

Could it be that smaller is actually better?... MORE>

March 11, 2015 : Zoe Westwood

Partnerships: more than the sum of their parts

The barriers to partnership working must be overcome if we are to mitigate the impact of welfare reform, austerity and poverty.... MORE>

January 22, 2015 : Zoe Westwood

Rural poverty: inescapable, ignored, forgotten

Lack of jobs, lack of funding, and a high cost of living. What can be done to help rural communities become more sustainable?... MORE>

November 7, 2014 : Zoe Westwood

Treasury tax letters: fact or misdirection?

This week the first UK Treasury transparency letters to taxpayers detailing how taxes are spent land on doorsteps. Is this a case of more information or a blatant attempt to gain votes?... MORE>

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