The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) has been invited by the Cabinet Secretary for Scotland to lead on engagement work with people and communities across Scotland, to ensure remobilisation efforts across health and social care services have a core person-centred focus, post COVID-19. As part of this work, the ALLIANCE has launched an online survey, and (in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland) organised free online discussion events taking place: Thursday 22nd October, 10am – 11:30am; Tuesday 27th October, 10 am – 11:30am; Thursday 29th October 10 am – 11:30am; Thursday 29th October 6pm – 7:30pm.
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It has been a month of change for our team at CVS Falkirk, saying goodbye to our Chief Executive Officer Jen Kerr after 2 years with us. On her leaving, Jen said: “When I started in the summer of 2018, I wanted to raise the profile of the third sector in Falkirk, and I feel we at CVS Falkirk have achieved this. The sector is now more integrated in community planning, with its own voice – we feel this is really important, as they are the experts on what’s happening in our communities.”
This week’s Funding Insight Bulletin is now live! The insight bulletin is generated by the Grantsonline Funding Portal, the UK’s most comprehensive and up to date UK grant funding information service. Features include a range of funding opportunities and sources, which groups and organisations in Falkirk can apply for.
As many of you know, last month we said goodbye to Jennifer Robertson, who has moved on to become the new Director of the Glasgow Social Enterprise Network (GSEN). In her 7 years at CVS Falkirk, Jennifer achieved incredible things for social enterprise in Falkirk, and across the Forth Valley. We know she’ll continue this level of excellence in Glasgow, and wish her all the best at GSEN. We’re delighted to have welcomed Katrina MacPherson to the team as our #SocialEnterprise Support Consultant! Katrina’s worked with SENs in Tayside, and she’s already told us she’s excited to get involved with Forth Valley SEN and our local social enterprises.
Scottish Government has made £350,000 available nationally for projects aimed at increasing the uptake of cancer screening programmes in those experiencing deprivation and health inequalities. They are now inviting proposal submissions. Proposal should be ready to start by the end of this calendar year, and should be expected to complete by April 2021. The deadline for applications is Thursday 5th November.