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The SENs: Friday 27th November 2015
The SE Vision document, we hope, will help inform Scottish Govt on the direction of travel for our SE community over the years ahead as they plan a refreshed Govt Third Sector Strategy to be published in spring 2016. The document, firstly circulated earlier this year, continues to get refined – in view of the findings of the recent SE Census as well as a result of further consultations and feedback. The most recent example of this has been through a couple of sessions at this month’s SE Conference and Ceilidh which saw further feedback being received. In addition to this, Social Enterprise Scotland, in preparation for next year’s elections, is putting together a Social Enterprise Manifesto and are inviting SEs to fill in its short survey (just 10 questions) – For the Good of Everyone.
Sport SEN members are on their travels as part of a series of study visits around Scotland and further afield. So far, 34 people - a mix of board members, staff and volunteers - from 19 organisations have visited Broxburn United Sports Club, Spartans Community Football Academy and Atlantis Leisure and they are now taking the learnings back to their own communities. The programme continues in December with opportunities to visit Factory Skatepark on 4th December and Jesmond Swimming Pool in Newcastle on 7th December. Anyone interested should contact Diane.
Senscot attended the most recent Knowledge Exchange Forum organised by CommonHealth. With input from Dundee SEN, its Social Health Farago was inspiring from start to end. Brilliant cameo presentations from Tayberry Enterprises, The Home Straight, Motorvate Therapies, Diaosu & Aberdeen Foyer, followed by Breakout Farago to explore the links between social enterprise and well-being in communities and how to evidence the contribution social enterprise makes. The final session was a ‘market place’ with follow up chats with the cameo presenters and the commonhealth researchers. This was a lively session that facilitated real knowledge exchange - so eyes open for the next one!
Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber CIC (SBSEC) recently celebrated its 10th birthday and at the recent Borders Supported Employment Network Diversity Awards 2015, Margaret Simpson and the SBSEC were presented with a special award for all the work that has been achieved on this agenda - celebrating all the young people that have been helped into work with the support of the SBSEC and its members. More SBSEC news here.
On Tuesday, Senscot attended Social Firms Scotland’s 15th Birthday ‘Bash’ at Oran Mor in Glasgow. Attendees heard from SFS members Deliver Next Day Personally; Freedom Unlimited; SCARF and Workforce Creation. The event also heard from Cabinet Secretary Alex Neill who lauded the important work of SFS in championing those who often find it most difficult to secure worthwhile employment. The statistics are pretty stark: 14% of people with learning difficulties in employment; 79% of people with long-term mental ill-health are unemployed; and only 27% of offenders move into employment on leaving prison. See ...Read more
Perthshire SEN, 30th Nov
Tips for Girls - Women Only
Tips for Girls Workshop on Tuesday 1st December from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Is it proper for a single girl to have dinner in a bachelor’s apartment without a chaperon? Why don’t boys make passes at girls who wear glasses? How can I get a fuller bust? Whether you want advice on relationships, family planning, public health, or hair and beauty; Glasgow Women’s Library’s archive is full of top tips for girls. Starting with a fun rummage in our archives, we’ll be exploring some of the helpful – and not so helpful – advice for women in our collection; as an introduction to an exciting project where, in partnership with Scottish Screen Archive, we’ll be looking at some of their archive films and putting together an exhibition.
Date: 2015-12-01 ...more
Investing in Social Capital - a better way of investing in our communities
The event is providing a space to come together and discuss the importance of changing our approach to investing in communities.
Date: 2015-12-01 ...more
Story Café – Crime Fiction Special - Women Only
Story Café – Crime Fiction Special Our warm and welcoming Story Café is the perfect way to relax over lunchtime. Bring along a bite to eat, grab a cuppa, and enjoy listening to wonderful short stories, novel extracts and poems by women writers from around the world. Whether you’re an avid reader, or want to get into reading for the first time, this group is a great way to discover the wealth of writing on our shelves, meet new people and simply take some time out to recharge your batteries.
Date: 2015-12-03 ...more