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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

The SENs: Friday 13th October 2017
Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is kick starting their roadshow with a trip to Aberdeen on the 30th October.  P4P Roadshow event will be, delivered jointly with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Shared Procurement Service. The event is a fantastic opportunity to speak to the team about the range of services P4P offers, learn about the changes for supported business and find out more about the ‘refreshed’ RfB Third Sector Register.  During the session, you will hear about the impact of the sustainable procurement duty and the Councils’ commitment on supplying to the public sector including - how procurement processes can be used to improve the economic, social and environmental wellbeing of the local area, deliver community benefits and value for money. Register here.
 
Join Social Firms Scotland at their AGM and seminar exploring how social enterprises can deliver more person-centred outcomes for people with significant barriers to work. Hear from Social Firm practitioners about the work they are doing to support people furthest from the labour market, the PSP approach to employability and the opportunities for Supported Businesses under the broadened definition. Take a look at the draft programme and book your place here.
 
Fife SEN is to restart, with the first new meeting scheduled for Wednesday 13th December. The event will be hosted by Fife Volunteer Action at their New Volunteer House in Kirkcaldy, starting at 10am. The informal session will include a facilitated session on community asset transfers, as well as a chance to hobnob and build connections with local social enterprises. FSEN have also taken the decision to open the event to wider third sector organisations in Fife, with plans to look at Fife-based sub groups including tourism and employability, which would work in tandem with Senscot’s thematic SENs. FSEN are keen for the event to be well attended so please share the news with your Fife SE pals. More details to follow in coming weeks.
 
Interested in how owning an asset might further your social outcomes or help you develop a more sustainable business model? David Henderson has joined the Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) on a temporary basis covering East Dunbartonshire, West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Glasgow City, Inverclyde, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire and South Ayrshire. David previously worked with social enterprises in Midlothian, and has experience of social enterprise in community arts and mental health settings. If you wanted an informal chat about COSS, or Part V of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act you can contact David on 07496 957019 or david@dtascot.org.uk.
 
Health SEN member Feel the Warmth CIC are promoting their range of heated kidney belts and home wear in time for winter. The belts, currently being trialled by Alzheimer Scotland, are designed to prevent body temperature dipping to a dangerous point in cold, poorly-heated homes. Feel the Warmth are currently working with Heriot Watt University to install trackers in the belts, which would alert next of kin to a perceived risk due to inactivity. For more information, visit the Feel the Warmth website or contact Jean Rooney on info@ftwscotland.com.
 
Social enterprises from across the Argyll region are invited to gather at the Talking Social Enterprise in Argyll event, to be held at the Inverary Inn on 30th November. This is an opportunity to meet new and existing social enterprises in Argyll, share ideas, learn from others, and make worthwhile connections. See more details and register.
 
 
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SEN Meetings

ESEN Social in the Gardens, 2nd-3rd August
Moray SEN, 10th August
Dundee SEN, 24th August
SBSEC, 7th September

EVENTS

Branding for Beginners
(Not9to5)

Branding is not just for large corporations with big budgets. If you are ‘selling’ anything to anyone, whether this is a product, service or idea, your customer will want to know you are trustworthy, professional and deliver what you promise. Branding is central to communicating these attributes, and you should see it as a vital asset in your Not9to5 toolkit.

Date: 2017-11-29 ...more

Scottish Mental Health First Aid
(Health-in-Mind)

Book via Eventbrite. SMHFA is the NHS nationally recognised 2 day course for people to learn about how to respond to support mental health at the essential first aid level. B

Date: 2024-10-17 ...more

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