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.
Kingdom Support and Care (KSC) are currently recruiting bank Support Workers in Falkirk and the surrounding areas. The position is £9 per hour (plus holiday premium), with various shifts as required. Applicants should be flexible, upbeat, confident and energetic, with a full driving license and the use of a car, though this is not essential; successful candidates will be subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check. The deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 29th November.
Neighbourhood Networks is currently recruiting a Peer Support Worker. The position is 16 hours per week, with a wage of £9.44 per hour, based around Denny. The successful candidate will support the development of local networks, ensuring members are supported to achieve positive life outcomes and lead the life they choose. The deadline for applications is Tuesday 19th November.
There is a short period of time to apply for Volunteering Matters’ Action Earth Grants 2019. Grants of £50 – £250 are available to any group of volunteers to organise and run environmental activities in Scottish green spaces, including enhancing local biodiversity by creating or improving community gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, woodlands or urban greenspaces. Projects should complete by December 2019. Grants are allocated on a first-come basis.
Scottish Government has launched a draft framework consultation for Out Of School Care in Scotland. The draft framework sets out what is currently known about the Out Of School Care sector in Scotland, and asks questions about what Scottish Government can do to support families in accessing high quality, flexible and affordable services which benefit children and parents and carers. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 4th December.
Scottish Government has launched a consultation focused on the role of public sector bodies in ending Scotland’s contribution to climate change. The consultation also asks how the Public Sector Climate Change Reporting Duties should be revised to support this contribution, and how Scottish Government and the wider public sector can work together to make a change in delivery. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 4th December.
Wellbeing Scotland is holding a wellbeing information day on Thursday 28th November, 10am – 4pm at the Albert Halls, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 2QL, as part of their 16 Days of Action activities. The event is free to attend, and aims to promote general wellbeing and highlight support available to people who have experienced gender-based violence, including services, and ways to improve wellbeing.
As part of Power of Attorney Day on Wednesday 20th November, Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils are hosting a joint information stall with the Office of the Public Guardian at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, Stirling Road, Larbert, FK5 4WR. Additionally, Solicitors for Older People Scotland (SOPS) is offering free legal aid assessments at the Later Life Information Centre, 25 Upper Newmarket Street, Falkirk, FK1 1JH, available on Power of Attorney Day and at any point during their opening hours of Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.
The Denny Dementia Café (run by Outside the Box) is a weekly group open to people living with dementia, their families and friends, allowing them to meet others in similar situations in a relaxed environment. The group takes place on Wednesdays, 1pm – 3pm at Denny Library, Davies Row, Denny, FK6 6FA, and aims to offer people a friendly, welcoming space to share experiences and support each other. The group is free to attend, though donations towards refreshments are appreciated.