Through their Link Academy, Link Living will deliver the SCQF Level 4 Tenancy Award, which includes the SQA units “Successful Tenancy”, “Cookery Skills”, and “Personal Finance: An Introduction”. This is a face-to-face course for young people aged 15 – 22 years old in Falkirk; learners can join for one or more individual units, or complete all 3 units to achieve the Tenancy Award. The first unit begins on Monday 25th October.
Diabetes UK’s first online Volunteer Conference takes place on Saturday 9th October, 10am – 2:30pm, via Zoom. The event is open to anyone with an interest in diabetes (even if they have not been involved with Diabetes UK before), and places are free.
Woodland Trust has free tree packs available for schools and communities across the UK, with hundreds of thousands of trees to give away. There are a range of packs available to create different kinds of wooded space, including hedges, copses, urban wood and working wood. Woodland Trust has 2 delivery periods per year, and are currently taking applications for trees to be delivered in March 2022.
This year’s online CARES Conference takes place on Wednesday 29th September, 9:15am – 4pm. “CARES Conference 2021: Community Action to Net Zero” looks at what communities have been doing to tackle the climate crisis through their involvement in renewable energy projects, how these are benefitting local communities, and how communities can transition to net zero. Keynote speaker Michael Matheson MSP (Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport) will open the free event, which will also feature a range of focus sessions.
As part of their Resilient Communities 2021 online series, Ready Scotland and Lifelines Scotland are holding a free online workshop, “Mental Health and Wellbeing for Volunteers”, on Wednesday 29th September, 9:30am – 11am. The workshop is open to third, voluntary and community sector organisations who have been involved in emergency response situations (including COVID-19).
Last week, Scottish Government set out its Programme for Government 2021-22, which outlines its planned actions for the coming year, and beyond. It also includes the legislative programme for the parliamentary year. “A Fairer, Greener Scotland” includes (amongst other points) a commitment to learning lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic, and how our communities and third…
As part of their Big Dig September events (which coincide with Scottish Archaeology Month), Great Place Falkirk will be in Grangemouth on Saturday 18th September, 10am – 4pm with their travelling community hub, at Zetland Park. There will be the chance to meet a traditional blacksmith from Reenactment Scotland, learn more about the craft and watch them work, and entry is free.
Second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are now available for all eligible people over 18 years old in Scotland. Vaccination clinics will remain open and anyone who has not yet received their vaccination, for whatever reason, is reminded that it is never too late to get vaccinated and is urged to go to a local drop-in clinic, or book a convenient appointment via NHS Inform. The Falkirk clinic runs 8:30am – 7pm every day, including weekends, from Units 1 and 2 at Falkirk Community Hospital.
Dial a Journey is currently recruiting for 2 permanent part-time drivers (up to 20 hours per week – weekday mornings and afternoons) and 2 permanent full-time drivers (37 hours per week – 5 days over 7). They also wish to add to their pool of casual drivers. The positions have a wage of £9.50 per hour. Applicants must have category D1 (101 restriction) minibus entitlement on their licences as a minimum. Full induction and MiDAS training will be given, and uniform supplied.
Partnership for Procurement (P4P) has released recaps of each day of their recent Third Sector Collaboration Week. The recaps include summaries and recordings of the different webinars and events throughout the week, for anyone who was unable to attend.