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The SENs: Friday 1st August 2014
The emerging Health and Social Care Partnerships are to get an additional £100m next year to help integrate services and make sure money is directed to community and third sector preventative services. The Scottish Government has written to local Partnerships to establish how the Integrated Care Fund is to be distributed, and stressing the role of the third sector in delivering services fit for the future. The money will be available to Partnerships following the end of the £300m Reshaping Care for Older People Change Fund, which concludes in April 2015. We will be in touch soon to co-ordinate how SEN members can best engage in this process. See full Guidance for Local Partnerships. For further questions, please contact Danielle.
Strand 2 of the Legacy 2014, Sustainable Sport for Communities Fund will open for applications on 11th August 2014. Legacy 2014: Sustainable Sport for Communities is a £1m Fund established with £500k of the Scottish Government 2014 Legacy Fund and £500k from The Robertson Trust.  The overarching goal of the Fund is to support more sports social enterprises to be able to own and/or manage facilities and deliver services which meet the needs of their communities as well as proving sustainable in the long term, see more.
Senscot and Social Firms Scotland will have a ‘Procurement and Partnership Officer’ in place later this month – to provide a brokering service for SEs looking to bid for public sector contracts. The role will be to provide practical support to social enterprise in identifying and responding effectively to emerging tender opportunities, including facilitating social enterprise partnerships and consortia development. This position is being supported by Scottish Govt and will run, initially, for twelve months. See more.
For further info, contact kim@senscot.net
We’ve only got a few discounted places left for the CEiS, Policy and Practice Conference on 3rd Sept at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow. Discounted places are £50 plus VAT - for SEN members only. These are being allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book your place, contact Tariq, to view the programme, see more.
In July, Ready for Business hosted the Scottish launch of the recently published Joseph Rowntree Foundation research “Tackling Poverty through Public Procurement”.  At this event for public sector commissioners and procurement leads & private sector suppliers, the report author, Richard Macfarlane described the opportunity for addressing poverty through public procurement and a range of speakers used case studies to describe the impact of Community Benefit Clauses on disadvantaged communities. To access the report, see more.
Congratulations to West Lothian SEN members, Kidzeco, that has recently won the “Contribution to the Community” Award at The Centre (Livingston) Retail Awards, see more.
Kidzeco provides high quality pre-loved children’s clothes, toys and equipment at an affordable cost.
The latest Community Food SEN newsletter was published this week. This edition includes news on the launch of a discussion document, Becoming...Read more

SEN Meetings

Moray SEN, 6th August
Glasgow SEN, 6th August
Inverclyde SEN, 13th August
Dundee SEN, 20th August
Falkirk SEN, 27th August
Fife SEN AGM, 3rd September
Social In The Square, 12th September
Falkirk SEN, 25th September
South Ayrshire SEN Conference, 21st November


Dream Time
(Glasgow Women’s Library)

In a supportive, reflective way women can dream about their ideal society. What kind of community do you really want to live in? Many of us have never explored that question so now’s your chance. Once we dispose of the things we know we don’t want, we can spend time dreaming about what we do want. So whether you choose to write a wish list or draw your ideal neighbourhood or sketch a mind map, this workshop will create a rough guide to your own, genuine desires. We’ll discuss them, briefly, in the group. But what you do with your ideas is entirely up to you.

Date: 2014-08-07 ...more

Those Were The Days
(Glasgow Women’s Library)

A lovely, welcoming opportunity for women of all ages to share their reminiscences, lives and experiences – school days, games played, fashion and beauty, going to the dancing, family life, experiences growing up, over tea and cake.

Date: 2014-08-08 ...more

Fragments and Living Monuments: Spot-light on Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
(Glasgow Women’s Library)

An informal research talk presented by Dr Anna Birch, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Dr Susan Manly, University of Saint Andrews.

Date: 2014-08-08 ...more

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