The Bell Group is looking to donate surplus paint to local communities and community groups. There is a variety of paint colours and types available. The tins have been part-used and the Bell Group is unable to guarantee volumes or exact shades. Donations are made on a first come, first served basis, as the surplus supply does not often last long. All paint must be collected by THIS FRIDAY 21st February.
There is now only THREE DAYS until the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee’s Inquiry into Adult Social Care closes on Thursday 20th February. The inquiry explores the future delivery of social care in Scotland and what is required to meet future needs. The Committee wants to hear from people with lived experience of adult social care – either while receiving it themselves, or as a carer.
Penumbra is currently recruiting Relief Recovery Workers. Relief Recovery Workers provide cover when required by the Support Manager, with a wage of £10.09 per hour (including holiday pay allowance), based in Falkirk, Glasgow, West Lothian, and Lanarkshire. Applicants should have experience of being in a supportive or caring role. The deadline for applications is Saturday 1st March.
Social Enterprise Academy’s “Enterprising Leadership for the Third Sector” training programme begins on Monday 9th March. Each session will take place at Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park Authority, Carrochan Road, Balloch G83 8EG, 10am to 4.30pm. There are 3 modules delivered over 6 days, with the programme split into 3 two-day sessions spread over March to May.
The Forth Valley Social Enterprise Network (FVSEN) returns for its first meeting of 2020 next Friday 21st February. FVSEN offers peer support, networking and signposting opportunities, while promoting and encouraging the growth of social enterprises across Forth Valley.
The Scottish Mentoring Network (SMN) is holding a free Mentoring Information Event on Monday 23rd March, 12:30pm – 4:30pm at the Barracks Conference Centre, Forthside Way, Stirling, FK8 1QZ. The event is aimed at anyone considering or planning to set up a mentoring programme, and will begin with a networking lunch.
The Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre (FVRCC) will be holding their annual Reclaim the Night March and afterparty on Thursday 12th March in Stirling, to coincide with International Women’s Day on Sunday 8th March. Participants will meet at the Stirling Castle Esplanade car park at 6:30pm, with the march beginning at 7pm, making its way through Stirling towards the afterparty venue for 8pm.
A new friendship group for people living with dementia, and their carers, has been launched by Town Break in Grangemouth. The Grangemouth Friendship Group takes place on the first Thursday of every month, 1pm – 3pm at the Bowhouse Community Centre, Bowhouse Road, Grangemouth, FK3 0EU. The first group will be held on Thursday 5th March. The group is free to attend, but places are limited, and those interested should book their place via referral form in advance.
CVS Falkirk is gathering expressions of interest from Falkirk groups and organisations who would like to take part in Youth Scotland’s Child Protection Awareness training. The training is free of charge, however Youth Scotland require a certain amount of people in attendance, in order to hold the session. There have currently been 8 places requested at this training, meaning at least another 4 people from other local third sector organisations are needed in order for the training session to go ahead.
The Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) is now holding a Coffee and Company Morning every Wednesday, 12:30pm – 2:30pm at Bonnybridge Community Centre, 19 Bridge Street, Bonnybridge, FK4 1AA. Refreshments are available, along with an opportunity to meet new people and find out what is going on in the local area.