On Sunday 1st September, Falkirk Vineyard Church are throwing a party for the local community at Camelon Community Education Centre, Abercrombie Street, Camelon, FK1 4HA, from 10:30am onwards. From 12pm, there will be a FREE BBQ, with food, inflatables and games.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) in Falkirk are holding their next 2 day Social Media for Employability course Monday 19th August – Tuesday 20th August at the Link Academy, McKinven House, George Street, Falkirk, FK2 7EY, with spaces still available. The deadline for registrations is Friday 2nd August.
The Forth Valley Alcohol and Drugs Partnerships, along with the Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF), are holding free Drink Wise Age Well training sessions on Friday 26th July and Thursday 12th September. Both sessions will take place 9:30am – 4:30pm at Signpost Recovery, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP, and focus on how to respond to alcohol use by people over 50 years old.
Falkirk Delivers and DIG in FALKIRK are looking to work with the local community to source plants for the Newmarket Street, Falkirk beds, ahead of the Beautiful Scotland judging on Friday 26th July.
Addictions, Support and Counselling (ASC) is currently recruiting for an Addictions Worker – Counsellor, prison-based. The position is 35 hours per week, with a salary of £24,289 – £26,891 per annum. Applicants should have a recognised professional qualification in counselling, and an award in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), or be willing to obtain one. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 8th July.
The Forth Valley Rape Crisis Centre (FVRCC) is currently recruiting a University and Colleges Support and Development Worker. The position is 21 hours per week, with a salary of £27,828 per annum (pro rata) and a fixed term contract until June 2022. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3rd July. Please note that due to the nature of this role, it is reserved for women only, under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010.
The NHS Health Promotion Service has announced their Community Grants Funding Scheme is now open for applications this year. Three large grants (up to a maximum of £1,500) are available, with a further 15 small grants available, up to a maximum of £400. The deadline for applications to the 3 large grants is Friday 20th September. Applications to the 15 small grants will be open until March 2020; however, those wishing to apply are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched their new Strategic Plan 2019 – 2022. EHRC aims to protect and promote equality human rights in the UK; the new plan outlines their 3 strategic goals over this period.
Relationships Scotland Central is now offering a new free family counselling service on Tuesday evenings in Falkirk. The service aims to provide every family experiencing difficulties with the support they need to develop and lead more fulfilling lives.
On Thursday 20th June, Scottish Government passed the Planning Bill, which includes new measures to help empower people and organisations get involved in planning the future of their communities. The Bill aims to support a more inclusive and collaborative planning system, and takes a new approach to strategic planning in Scotland, introducing a duty on local authorities to work together to produce “regional spatial strategies”.