November 29, 2018 at 12:13 pm #12831
Proposed Dates for Forum – Thurs 28th Feb, Thurs 30th May, Thurs 29th Aug, Thurs 28th Nov
Seagull Trust Cruises December Santa Cruises
Seagull Trust Cruises will be holding Santa Cruises in December, travelling from the Jubilee Lock at the Falkirk Wheel to Bonnybridge on:
• Saturday 8th December
• Sunday 9th December
• Saturday 10th December
• Sunday 11th December
The cruises will run 3 times per day at 10:30am, 12pm and 2pm. Tickets are £15 per child with one adult each free, and includes a mince pie, a drink and a present from Santa to every child.
The funds from these cruises go towards supporting Seagull Trust Cruises which provides free canal cruising for people with additional support needs.
To book your place, or for further information, please visit the Seagull Trust Cruises website.
Alternatively, view the cruise poster.
¬¬¬¬¬Practical Tools to Promote Children and Young People’s Mental and Emotional Wellbeing
December 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
NHS Forth Valley are holding Practical Tools to Promote Children and Young People’s Mental and Emotional Wellbeing training on Wednesday 24th October, 9:30am – 4:30pm in Falkirk, and Thursday 6th December, 9:30am – 4:30pm in Alloa.
The course aims to increase knowledge of the issues surrounding the mental and emotional wellbeing of children and young people and provide practical ways of supporting improvement to their wellbeing.
To book your place, or for further information (including training venues), please contact Judit Bognar by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking Action on Child Poverty Conference
December 10 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm £10
As part of their Challenge Poverty Week 2018 activities, NSPCC Scotland and the Centre for Child Wellbeing and Protection are holding a half-day conference, “Taking Action on Child Poverty”, on Monday 10th December, 9am – 1:30pm at the Iris Murdoch Building in the University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA.
The conference will consider challenges families living in poverty face, its impact, and some of the work being done to support children, families and practitioners in Scotland and across the UK.
One in 4 children in Scotland now live in poverty, with families being under increasing strain; there has been a reported increase in rates of families living in poverty in Scotland.
The event is aimed at academics, students and practitioners who work with families in conditions of stress, and who have an interest in poverty alleviation.
To book your place, or for further information, please visit the Eventbrite page.
Free sanitary Products
I am getting in touch because you or your organisation have expressed interest in receiving supplies through project.
As you may know, FareShare is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste and Cyrenians runs the Edinburgh FareShare redistribution centre—delivering surplus food to frontline charities and community groups. We have recently received funding to enable the redistribution of sanitary products to vulnerable women and girls and low-income households across the country.
By using our network of FareShare Community Food Member organisations as well as other local organisations who work with vulnerable individuals, we are working to reduce the prevalent issue of period poverty and the anxiety experienced by those who struggle to find the money to buy these essential items.
This project will make available free sanitary products for all our Community Food Member organisations as well as any other frontline organisation with service users who could benefit from them.
If your group or organisation has service users who could benefit from this project, please reply to this email with your specific needs, and we will arrange a plan for distribution to you!
This service is free and an excellent opportunity for all organisations to break down taboos and barriers in order to start tackling this common and persistent problem in Scotland.
I look forward to hearing from you
Community Development Worker (AFSP)
Good Food Programme
Views from practitioners, volunteers, employer organisations and stakeholders are essential to be able to understand who is doing what across Scotland. The research will help us to better advocate for community learning and development, and better support the workforce, volunteers, employers and organisations with the training and development needs.
Not sure if what you do is community learning and development? Have a look at The CLD Standards Council’s Competent Practitioner Framework – competencies and values of community learning and development – if all or part of what you do in your job (or your role as a volunteer) reflects this, then we’d really like to hear from you.
There are four ways to answer this survey:
1. As a paid staff member
2. As a volunteer
3. On behalf of an organisation that employs staff that do community learning and development
4. A stakeholder
Complete the Workforce Survey here https://www.research.net/r/WorkingWithScotlandsCommunitiesSurvey
Dignity in Practice and Menu for Change
I just wanted to bring to your attention (you may have seen it) about the Dignity in Practice project and Menu for Change, both are very relevant for the work around poverty.
There is a very good easy to use resource to support food insecurity and how we support people and communities. http://www.nourishscotland.org/projects/dignity/ the work was highlighted at the recent Community Food and Health Scotland (NHS Scotland) national event.
You will also find links to Menu for Change
Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food’, launched in January 2017.
The project’s overarching aim is to support a reduction in the need for emergency food aid by encouraging national and local action to prevent food insecurity and en-hance and evolve the response for those experiencing crisis. Our approach seeks to ensure the underlying causes of food insecurity are addressed whilst taking a more rights-based approach to respond to current needs. Also well worth a look when looking at food security.
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