What you can do to take action

What you can do to take action

There’s lots of ways you can get involved in the election and ensure your local candidates take action on our calls. Below are some suggestions on what you can do to promote positive change at the 2016 Scottish elections:

Be informed

Our election asks cover a broad range of issues; education, human rights, HIV prevention, health care and welfare. Make sure you know the facts by visiting the HIV Scotland policy pages.

Know your candidates

Find out who is standing in your local area and contact them to highlight our calls. Remember you will have two votes at the Scottish Parliament election: one for the constituency and the other for the regional area. You will find details of candidates from your local authority website, a list of all council websites can be found here: http://www.cosla.gov.uk/councils

Get vocal

Across Scotland there will be a number of hustings events taking place where representatives of the political parties will debate the issues. Use this as an opportunity to ask the candidates what they will do to improve the lives of people living with and at risk HIV. Make sure you attend the HIV Scotland Hustings.

Find out what’s available

As the Scottish Parliament has overall responsibility for health services in Scotland, use our service finder to establish what services are on offer in your area and consider what could be improved.