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The SENs: Friday 27th March 2015
The Ready for Business Consortium which delivers the Scottish Gov’s Developing Markets for Third Sector Providers Programme is now entering its third year. Yesterday, Ready for Business partners hosted a Stakeholder Engagement Event in Edinburgh, which attracted around 80 delegates (see list) – mostly public sector procurement and commissioning staff. The event included two impressive presentations on the progress of Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) at Low Moss Prison and at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. These were followed by a ringing endorsement from Cabinet Secretary, Alex Neil – not only on the value and importance of these PSPs but also on the role and contribution our third sector has to make both to the wider economy and, particularly, in addressing inequalities in our society.
Following last week’s heads up - The Social Enterprise Census Scotland 2015 survey is now open. The survey will capture the size, scale and reach of SE in Scotland. Social Value Lab will be carrying out the work – and, all being well, the full report will be publically available in September 2015. This is an important milestone for SE in Scotland – so would be great if SEN members could take 15/20 mins to complete it – and, if you can, share it with others. Prizes which include an iPad Air are on offer to respondents, see background.
It’s been really busy week for local SEN activity - kicking off on Monday at the ABSEN Annual Conference in Inverary. ABSEN is one of the larger SENs with membership now approaching 140. The event focussed on the SE Vision 2025 and how this should be reflected at a local level. Next up Edinburgh - ESEN board held a strategy session this week to look at priorities for the coming year, focussing on representation and marketing. The theme of Dundee SEN’s meeting was health and social care integration with presentations on Self Directed Support and a new portal developed by Dundee Council. Last but not least, the Borders SEN hosted an event on Partnerships, Co-Production and Community Benefits in Procurement.
Edinburgh SEN members, Re-union Canal Boats are set to appear on Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4 over Easter. Last August, the presenters joined Re-union Canal Boats on one of their cruises down the Union Canal. You can see how they got on when the show is aired on Easter Sunday. See more.
Pilotlight has been in touch as they looking for new organisations to work with. Similar to the Commonwealth Game Legacy funded Pilotlight programme, which a number of our Sport & Health SEN members participated in, this is a robust 12 month programme with 4 mentors from the corporate sector. To qualify, you have to be a charity, have at least one member of staff, be financially solvent and be looking to develop – please see more info.
Scottish projects to address inequality,...Read more
Sport SEN National, 31st March
Demystifying the Web
Ever wanted to know how the web works and how to get more from it? This FREE workshop is targeted at those enterprising third sector organisations that are either embarking on digital marketing for the first time or who want to get more from their existing efforts
Date: 2015-03-31 ...more
Portobello Market ar Easter
Local community Farmers market
Date: 2015-04-04 ...more
Puppet Animation Festival - Jabberwocky (Ages 5+)
An evil prince is ruining the kingdom. He taxes the people something rotten! To make matters worse, a plague of monsters has descended on the poor, benighted people. Something has to be done!
Date: 2015-04-09 ...more