Senscot (in partnership with a number of different organisations), is exploring what purpose community cafés play within social enterprises in Scotland, and has launched a short online survey to gather feedback. They want to hear from social enterprise cafés, and social enterprises involved in community cafe type activity. The survey should only take a few minutes to complete; the deadline for responses is Friday 23rd August.
The Workplace Equality Fund (WEF) 2019/2020 is now open for applications. £800,000 is available from Scottish Government for projects which can begin in October 2019, and complete by Monday 31st August 2020. Applicants can apply for a grant of £5000 – £50,000. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 28th August.
The UK Government’s Equalities Office has launched the Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. The consultation is seeking views on extending protections to volunteers, and would like to hear from anyone who has experience of sexual harassment or other types of discrimination at work. The deadline for responses is 11:59pm on Wednesday 2nd October.
Falkirk Council’s Child Protection Committee has announced dates for its forthcoming Key Processes in Child Protection training course, taking place September – December 2019 at the Camelon Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Falkirk, FK1 4HA on Friday 6th September, Friday 4th October, Friday 8th November, and Friday 13th December. Attendance is required 9:30am – 4:30pm, and pre-course reading will be sent approximately 2 weeks beforehand.
The Later Life Information Centre in Falkirk is currently running low on information leaflets of local activities and services for older people, and would welcome any from local groups. Located at 25 Newmarket Street, Falkirk, FK1 1JH, the centre is Scotland’s first dedicated information centre for older people. It is manned Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and they invite anyone involved with a group, club or activity specifically for, or open to, older people, who would like their leaflets displayed to drop by at any time.
Forth Valley Alcohol and Drug Partnership (FVADP) and Forth Valley Recovery Community are holding an event to mark International Overdose Awareness Day on Saturday 31st August, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Auld Stirling Brig Viewing Point, Laurencecroft Road, Stirling, FK8 1AQ.
Forth Environment Link is holding their first Community Meal on Wednesday 28th August, 6pm – 8pm at their Falkirk office, 199A – 203 High Street, Falkirk, FK1 1DU. The event is free and open to everyone, though donations are welcome. There will be freshly prepared homemade curry, and the opportunity to meet new people within the local community.
Action on Hearing Loss (AOHL) Scotland’s “Hear to Inform & Connect” project aims to ensure older people feel better informed about how to manage their hearing loss and better connect with their local communities, families and friends. “Hear to Inform & Connect” works to inform those who may be isolated, from a diverse range of backgrounds, in order to make hearing loss information accessible to everyone.
Social Security Scotland has opened new applications for the Best Start Food payment, which replaces the UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland. The payment provides low income families on certain benefits with £17 every 4 weeks during pregnancy, and for every child under 3 years old, to spend on a range of healthy foods. This payment increases to £34 for children under one year old.
There’s just under TWO WEEKS left before Bo’net’s FREE Volunteer Recruitment Fayre! In partnership with CVS Falkirk, the event takes place on Thursday 29th August, 2pm – 8pm in Bo’ness Town Hall, Glebe Park, Stewart Avenue, Bo’ness, EH51 9NJ. This is a perfect opportunity to find out more if you’re looking to volunteer, but don’t know where to start or what you’d like to do.