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THE SENS WEEKLY UPDATE DATES FOR THE DIARY

The SENs: Friday 19th April 2017
Senscot welcome the Scottish Government’s commitment to developing a national strategy to tackle loneliness and social isolation, and we invite SEN members to join us in shaping and informing the strategy. A joint SEN discussion on the strategy will take place on Wednesday 7th June at our Glasgow offices on Bath Street. The meeting will take place between 1.30pm – 3.30pm and will give members the opportunity to identify key messages they want flagged up at a national level. It is also our intention to develop our own policy briefing on loneliness and social isolation in Scotland, one which will outline the work that SEs do to tackle the issue, provide case studies of best practice across the country and identify relevant policy areas.
 
Last week I attended a truly inspiring event hosted by Theatre Nemo at the Legacy 2014 Hub. Isabel McCue (Founder of Theatre Nemo) shared with us her vision for a Creative Holistic Support Centre, the principles of establishing the centre are built on the premise and evidence that people in the care of the Scottish Prison Service, can and do desist from criminal behaviours - that every individual has personal and social capital that can be built on to increase their capacity to establish and maintain a productive, healthy lifestyle. At the event, we were privileged to watch ‘Follow Yellow Brick Road’ a moving performance from Theatre Nemo about the importance of holistic support when people are at their most vulnerable. Pauline Graham, SFS, Chaired the event and shares her thoughts here.
 
We are pleased to announce that we can now take applications from SEN members for a Community Learning Exchange visit to ROAR: Connections for Life. ROAR are a Paisley-based SE who provide preventative health and wellbeing services for older people through the development of community opportunities, engendering stronger community links through a series of workshops and programmes. Attendees will benefit from ROAR’s expertise in this field by observing their best practice and business model, with the opportunity to forge new partnerships. The visit will take place on Wednesday 14th June. Anyone who is interested should contact mary@senscot.net.
 
SEN members can be proud of the fact that they work in a sector where 60% of social enterprises in Scotland have a woman as their most senior employee, compared to only 6% of FTSE 100 companies. Chances are, you’ll know someone who has been the driving force for social change in the local community, converting their inspiration into impact through hard graft and determination. Ever felt they don’t get the recognition they deserve? Now’s your chance to change that. Nominations for the first NatWest WISE100 (Women in Social Enterprise) opened this week to celebrate 100 leading women in SE across the UK. Nominations can be made via the NatWest WISE100 website – show your appreciation today.
 
We are in the process of developing our website, which has served us admirably over the years but has now reached the end of its shelf life. One of the challenges we face is merging the current SE-Networks website, bringing all our activities and resources under one roof. We are aware of the limitations of the website in its current guise and are looking forward to being able to better serve and promote the work of our members. As part of this process, we would like to invite members to make recommendations to us:...Read more

SEN Meetings

Dundee SEN, 15th May
Clackmannanshire SEN, 22th May
Inverclyde SEN, 30th May
Moray SEN, 8th June
SBSEC, 8th June
Perth & Kinross SEN, 20th June
Dundee SEN AGM, 22nd June

EVENTS

Supporting Communities Through Social Enterprise: Bringing Your Ideas To Life
(Edinburgh Social Enterprise)

A one-day workshop for social enterprises which have a focus on community spaces. Aimed at enterprises of all sizes in and around Edinburgh.

Date: 2017-06-01 ...more

June Bistro Night @ The Larder
(The Larder Cook School)

Our Debut monthly Pop-up-Bistro event for June has a Scottish themed menu all to be cooked up by our talented Chef Colin Palmer.

Date: 2017-06-02 ...more

Portobello Market
(PEDAL-Porty)

Local community farmers market

Date: 2017-06-03 ...more

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