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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

The SENs: Friday 20th May 2016
Diane Cameron left Senscot in April to head up the Ardroy Outdoor Centre – delighted to report that Diane’s been in touch and enjoying her new role - even the sun has come out since she started!  We’ve now gone through a recruitment process and Alan Johnston has been appointed as the new SE and Sport Co-ordinator. Alan currently works for Senscot as Partnership and Procurement Co-ordinator. Alan has a wealth of experience in sport, business and public sector and is looking forward to taking up the new challenge on 1st June. Alan will be making contact with Sport SEN members and key stakeholders over the coming months. In the meantime, if you’d like to get in touch with Alan, email alan@senscot.net
 
Bookings are open for the Joint Thematic SEN event in Perth on 16th June.  This is the first in a series of joint thematic meetings to be held across Scotland. The event will provide a space for in depth discussion; strategic thinking; influencing and making broader connections; sharing good practice and developing ideas and /or pieces of work; and will hopefully lead to greater involvement for social enterprises within specific policy areas.  We’re delighted to confirm speakers include Emma McGregor (Stirling Community Enterprise) and Lesley Young (Re-Union). See agenda hereand you can sign up here. If you are a social enterprise/firm operating in any of these areas, you are welcome to attend – there is no charge for this event.
 
News this week that the Scottish Community Alliance (SCA) has additional funding for 2016/17 to support their Community Learning Exchange (CLE) Programme. CLE operates through the networks that comprise the membership of SCA (Senscot is a member).  CLE will fund Community to Community Visits; Stakeholder Learning Journeys; and Peer to Peer Mentoring. A number of SENS and SEN members have already benefited from the fund. Here are some case studies - giving a flavour of some of the exchanges that have already taken place. SENs or SEN members looking for more information should contact Kim
 
Fife SEN, supported by the University of St Andrews, is holding a workshop session on 13th June.  Delegates will hear from Derek Marshall (Dundee Skatepark) and Susan Smith (Dundee SEN) providing a local perspective and Senscot will give a national overview. The aim of the session is to engage social entrepreneurs and stakeholders in considering the future of the Fife Social Enterprise Network.  If you are interested in attending or would like more information please contact Pedro Santos PSantos@brag.co.uk or sarah@senscot.net
 
New Cultural and Creative SEN member, Invisible Edinburgh, has now launched its walking tours in Edinburgh.  Led by people who have been homeless, tour guides are given high quality training so that they have the opportunity to showcase their Edinburgh! See BBC article published this week.
 
The ALLIANCE is looking for social enterprises interested in Health & Social Care Integration to help shape their Integration Support Team’s programme. Recognising that the landscape has not evolved as fast as originally anticipated by the Scottish Government, they want to scope the experience of integration so far and find out what you think the support programme priorities should be going forward.  Senscot encourages SEN members to contribute the voice of social enterprise to the programme development via...Read more

SEN Meetings

Glasgow SEN, 1st Jun
Falkirk SEN, 2nd Jun
West Lothian SEN, 7th Jun Fife SEN, 8th Jun
Moray SEN, 9th Jun
Borders SEN, 9th Jun
Dundee SEN AGM, 14th Jun
Stirlingshire SEN, 14th Jun
Joint thematic SEN (Perth), 16th Jun
Perth & Kinross SEN, 28th Jun

EVENTS

Community landownership briefing session
(Community Land Scotland)

This event is for communities interested in buying land or buildings and public bodies and support organisations

Date: 2016-06-01 ...more

Community landownership taster session
(Community Land Scotland)

This event is for communities that are interested in buying land or buildings or anyone with an interest in community landownership

Date: 2016-06-01 ...more

Dementia Awareness Week National Conference 2016
(Alzheimer Scotland)

Alzheimer Scotlandís annual conference is the most important conference date in the diary for Scotlandís dementia community. The programme includes high-profile speakers from Scotland and around the world, hot topic parallel sessions, all in a world-class venue. There will also be plenty of opportunities to network with over 550 delegates in our biggest ever exhibition area.

Date: 2016-06-03 ...more

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