The Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) is holding a local Equality Hustings event ahead on next week’s General Election. The event takes place on Friday 6th December, 6pm – 8:30pm at Bo’ness Town Hall, Stewart Avenue, Bo’ness, EH51 9NJ. The hustings is an opportunity to hear from candidates standing in the 2019 General Election on issues of equality affecting the East Falkirk and Linlithgow areas, and for attendees to put their equality-related questions to the candidates. This event is free, but places are limited and booking is essential.
We at CVS Falkirk are pleased to announce we have released our 2018/19 Annual Review. The review, launched at our recent AGM, details our activities throughout the last year, and reiterates our commitment to supporting a strong, vibrant third sector in Falkirk, and improving the lives of the people who live and work here.
An update on information and resources available during the ongoing Falkirk gas supply emergency, as of Tuesday 3rd December (including Langlees Primary School again opening their dinner hall 1pm – 2pm to provide hot food for anyone still without gas, at David’s Loan, Falkirk, FK2 7RG). We’ll keep updating as we learn more.
Currently, thousands of homes across Falkirk are without heating due to a fault with SGN’s local gas distribution network. Some reports estimate this could last until Friday. Community resources and support are also available. At CVS Falkirk, we’re asking third sector organisations and partners who work with vulnerable people and families with young children to get in touch if they know about any other resources and emergency support plans, so we can spread them throughout our networks.
The Board of Directors and staff team at CVS Falkirk would like to say a heartfelt thank you to everyone who attended our AGM yesterday afternoon at St Francis Xavier’s Church Hall, including all our members, our guests and partners, and those who attended from community groups based across the Falkirk district.
Last month, Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities, met with members of the Falkirk Older People’s Network at their quarterly meeting at the CVS Falkirk offices, where she provided an interesting and informative presentation on Scottish Government’s new framework and action plan, “A Fairer Scotland for Older People”. The Minister outlined the government’s commitment to improve services for older people and the progress in implementing the findings, and emphasised her excitement at being involved in the work.
Our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place NEXT WEEK on Thursday 21st November 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall (across from Morrison’s Petrol Station), 1 Hope Street, Falkirk, FK1 5AT. This means that local organisations who wish to attend only have ONE WEEK left to inform our team that they’re coming. Registration, food and refreshments will be available from 1:30pm, with the AGM starting at 2pm. Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements.
Scottish Government is seeking comments on the draft framework for Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports and Services by Monday 18th November. They are looking for feedback on the opportunities and key challenges associated with how this framework is interpreted locally. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has set up a short response form for third sector organisations to contribute their thoughts.
Local organisations only have 2 WEEKS left to note their attendance at our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Our AGM takes place on Thursday 21st November 2019 at St. Francis Xavier Church Hall (across from Morrison’s Petrol Station), 1 Hope Street, Falkirk, FK1 5AT. Registration, food and refreshments will be available from 1:30pm, with the AGM starting at 2pm. Please advise us if you have any dietary requirements.
The Scottish Ambulance Service is currently developing a 10 year Mental Health Strategy, and would like to hear what is important to people in Scotland regarding its contents. To do this, they have launched an online survey to inform their new strategy, and are working in partnership with See Me to find out what people would like to see included. As the Scottish Ambulance Service can be used by anyone, they are keen to hear from as many people as possible. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 13th November.