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The SENs: Friday 6th May 2016

Following our recent review of Thematic SEN activity, 2016/17 will see a focus on key priorities identified in the review – and a further emphasis on exploring joint opportunities between the respective thematic areas. The specific priorities include: Health and Social Care Integration; Self Directed Support; Food Poverty; Tourism and Heritage; Creative Industries; Sport for Change; and Employability. We will be holding a series of joint thematic meetings across Scotland during the year ahead - working in partnership with Local SENs.  These events will provide a space to explore joint working opportunities; building connections; sharing good practice and developing ideas and /or pieces of work - and will hopefully lead to greater involvement for SEs within specific policy areas.  The first event is in Perth on 16th June at The Salutation Hotel. More details to follow. For further info’, contact Sarah.

The Scottish Govt has commissioned an evaluation of the TSI Network Model and Voluntary Action Scotland (VAS) - being carried out by Blake Stevenson and Arrivo Consulting.   As part of the study, they are carrying out 11 case studies exploring how the TSI model works at the local level. To augment the case studies, they are carrying out a survey of third sector organisations in those areas to identify the type of support they need and where they can access that support. The case study areas are: Borders, Clackmannanshire, Dundee, East Ayrshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Highland, North Lanarkshire, Orkney, Perth and Kinross. The survey is very short and should only take 5 minutes. Please click here to access the survey. More info here.

The Small Business and Enterprise Act came into force in 2015 - affecting all companies and LLP’s in the UK.  The act aims to streamline company regulation and make it more transparent. The main update is the requirement for a register of any persons with significant control (PSC).   If your social enterprise is registered as a limited company, CIC, or charitable company then you will have to review your company information and put in place the register if it applies to you.  Senscot Legal has prepared a briefing note on the important information from the act and what it means for third sector organisations - which can be found here.

The majority of SEN members are now signed up to the SE Code. Recently, the SE Code Steering Group held its annual review of the Code and its criteria. In addition to revising the criteria, a FAQs page has been added to address some of the questions/queries that have arisen. As part of the consultation process, a number of current subscribers have also been invited to give feedback. See refreshed version of the SE Code criteria and FAQs.

Two SEN members celebrating big birthdays this months, firstly, congratulations, this week, to Jean Cummings and her colleagues at Crisis Ltd, on their 20th birthday (10th May). They will be celebrating their anniversary at an event later in the year – sponsored by RBS Community Banking. North Coast Leisure Centre celebrated its 21st birthday with a range of activities including a Family Dance in the Village Hall on Saturday night.

Glasgow Food Policy Partnership is keen to hear from those working in the community food sector in Glasgow about whether they feel a...Read more

SEN Meetings

South Ayrshire SEN, 11th May
Perth & Kinross SEN, 24th May
Glasgow SEN, 1st Jun
Falkirk SEN, 2nd Jun
Fife SEN, 8th Jun
Moray SEN, 9th Jun
Borders SEN, 9th Jun
Dundee SEN AGM, 14th Jun
Joint thematic SEN (Perth), 16th Jun
Perth & Kinross SEN, 28th Jun


Portobello Market, Saturday 7th May

Local community farmers market

Date: 2016-05-07 ...more

Histories of the Feminist Anti-Violence Movement: Symposium
(Glasgow Women's Library)

Wednesday May 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm This free symposium is suitable for 18+. In October 2015, Jenny Wartnaby made GWL history, becoming our first PhD student. Jenny’s project focuses on the history of the feminist anti-violence movement in Scotland. This event places Jenny’s research alongside other exciting work in this area.

Date: 2016-05-11 ...more

Women of the West End Heritage Walk
(Glasgow Women's Library)

Women of the West End Heritage Walk on Saturday 14th May, 2pm to 4pm. £10 and £6 Concession Join women from history, such as Mary Barbour and Agnes Dollan, on this pioneering women’s heritage walk that reveals the hidden histories of Glasgow’s West End: from pipe-smoking forewomen to revolting schoolmistresses.

Date: 2016-05-14 ...more

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