Quiet Waters currently has a number of volunteer opportunities available, including: Chair of the Board (with a time commitment of 3 – 4 hours per week, plus Board meetings); bereavement listeners (training provided); admin and clerical volunteer for 2 – 3 hours per week; gardener volunteer.
A new national young people’s advisory group has been launched, to help make sure young people’s views are heard directly by decision makers, acting as an advisory group for the National Suicide Prevention Leadership Group (NSPLG). The group is aimed at young people who have tried to take their own life, or who have suicidal thoughts. It is also for people who have experienced suicide and those who experience from poor mental health.
LinkLiving is currently looking to recruit a volunteer Board Chair who shares their vision and values and who has the energy, passion and skills to drive forward a successful and dynamic future for the charity. The deadline for applications is Thursday 30th June.
Falkirk Council is currently working on a new Local Housing Strategy (LHS) to cover the period 2023 – 2028. They would like to hear from as wide a range of local people as possible in order to include their priorities for local housing in the new strategy. To gather these views, Falkirk Council has launched an online survey, which is open to a range of local groups and individuals. The deadline for responses is Sunday 31st July.
Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Carers Centre has announced their next “Care With Confidence: Frontotemporal Dementia” session, which takes place on Wednesday 13th July, 10:30am – 12pm. This group is specifically for carers who care for someone living with Frontotemporal Dementia, and is a blended session.
Falkirk Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) has launched a service to help people in Falkirk make their Universal Credit (UC) claim and ensure they get their first payment on time and in full. People who need help making a claim can access the service by phone (Monday – Friday, 8am – 6pm): 0800 023 2581, or via the online service, 8 am – 6pm.
LinkLiving has announced they will be running their Summer Club again this year for young people aged 14 – 19 years old, living in Falkirk. Beginning Thursday 7th July, the Summer Club will run every Thursday and Friday throughout the summer, offering a range of activities from cooking, arts and crafts, team building and the use of technology.
Falkirk Sewing Studio CIC, a local social enterprise, has announced their Summer Classes for children (aged 6 – 12 years old) and young people (aged 13 – 16 years old). Classes include sewing and crochet lessons, and will run for a week each over afternoons throughout July. Classes for young people are £65 per place, while children’s sewing classes are £59, and children’s crochet classes are £49.
The Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) is currently in the process of developing their 2030 Strategy, and are seeking views before its finalisation, via an online survey. The deadline for responses is 11:59pm on Sunday 3rd July.
The National Records of Scotland has launched the short Census Coverage Survey (CCS) for Scotland’s recent 2022 Census. A number of postcodes have been selected across Scotland to take part in the CCS, including some in the Falkirk district.