NHS Performs User Survey
NHS Performs http://www.nhsperforms.scot/ brings together information on how hospitals and NHS Boards within NHSScotland are performing.
Although we know that a significant number of people visit our web site every day we receive very little feedback on how they found their experience.
Obtaining feedback from you, our users, is vital to ensure that NHS Performs remains useful and meaningful. This user experience survey is your opportunity to let us know what you think using the link below.
There are 8 questions in the survey and it should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
Click here to start the survey
Please feel free to share this with interested colleagues and friends. The survey will remain open until 31st December 2016.
If you’re a man, 60+, unfit, don’t know how to change that, not even sure you want to, but know you should, etc. ----then this class is for you.
FITFELLAS is a circuit-based class for men only.
Mainly for the over 60’s –but no-one’s to going to chuck you out if you’re a bit younger.
But you will get removed if you’re too fit.
It’s not for blokes who already use the gym regularly, or go running, or kite surfing etc.
And absolutely no 6 packs allowed.
If this seems to be you-then come along on Thursday to Beauly Phipps Hall, 10-11 [coffee/tea after and, occasionally, -cake!]
OR Monday 11.30-12.30 at the Mens’ Shed Inverness
£3 a session
Contact email@example.com, Mob 07746951151, Or just turn up on the day
The Scottish Government published further information on their ESF Tackling Poverty and Social Inclusion funding earlier this week. Two strands of activity are planned - the Social Economy Development programme and the Aspiring Communities Fund - which will be broken down further into four funding streams.
Timescales, application forms and guidance are still be to confirmed but two information sessions have been announced which should provide the opportunity to hear further detail and have questions answered. These will be -
· 14 December, Inverness
If you would like to join the discussions on either of these dates please email the team at InfoGrowingtheSocialEconomy@gov.scot to confirm your attendance.
In terms of communications, the updated Scottish Government ERDF & ESF Logos for 2014-2020 are now available to download here. The Publicity Requirements and Communications Strategy has also been updated and can be found on the Guidance and Applications page. The change of the logo has come from Scottish Government to reflect the redesigned corporate identity accompanying the launch of the new gov.scot domain.
‘Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ consultation
You may know that ‘Improving Lives – the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper’ was published on 31 October and can be found at http://www.gov.uk/workandhealth.
The publication also marks the start of a public consultation, which runs until 17th February 2017. They say they want to spark a far-reaching, national debate on the issues and the proposals set out in the Green Paper, ensuring that we listen to others so that we can develop our programme of work and understand the role others have to play in driving action forward. An online survey hosted on Citizen Space provides a simple and easily accessible way to respond to all consultation questions. It can be found at: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/workandhealth/consult/
They are very anxious that both people with disabilities or long-term health problems and organisations that work in supporting those people have an opportunity to contribute to the consultation and as part of this consultation Adrian will be joining us at the Shirlie Project to hear people’s views.
We would be delighted if you could join Adrian on Monday 5th December, 11am – 1pm at the Shirlie Project, 40 Longman Drive, Inverness IV1 1SU and feedback any views or thoughts you might have about the direction being taken by the green paper.
Areas that they would like to hear views on are
Please contact the Shirlie Project on 01463 716179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What has the voluntary youth sector ever done for us?
This Youth Work week Youth Highland made a film celebrating and showcasing the work of the VOLUNTARY YOUTH SECTOR in the Highlands. Youth Highland supports a wide range of clubs and groups across the region - all doing incredible work with young people.
The voluntary youth sector offers specialist and innovative services and opportunities for young people. Community Based Universal Youth Work is valuable and makes a difference.
A link to the film is below. Please take the time to watch, and feel free to forward and spread the word far and wide!!
Leading in Youth Work
An ILM Award in Leadership Programme for female Managers and Senior Staff of Voluntary Youth Work OrganisationsThis programme will allow you to develop as managers and leaders of voluntary youth work organisations and to support Scotland’s young people.
Working with peers from across Scotland, you will have the opportunity to consider strategic questions facing both the sector and your organisation, explore the range of opportunities available and reflect on how your learning might impact your organisation. Invest time in identifying and developing your leadership strengths as you take your organisation forward.
This year Youth Scotland are offering this opportunity to female leaders at senior and management level. In doing so, we hope to address the under-representation of female leaders on previous courses and ensure that the sector is as diverse as the young people it supports.
How to ApplyPlease apply by 2 December 2016 at 5pm
For more information, please contact: Michele Meehan - Youth Scotland
0131 5542561 | email@example.com
To apply please complete this form
Concerned about harm or abuse of an older person?
Help is just a phonecall away
Elder Abuse Response Helpline (Scotland)
FREEPHONE 080 8808 8141
If you're experiencing harm or abuse, or you know an older person who is, call our free and confidential Helpline. We can offer advice, support or just a listening ear. Our Helpline is entirely confidential, free to use, and won't show up on your phone bill. Our experienced Helpline operators can help you make the best choices to keep safe, and put you in touch with appropriate local agencies.
Guide to Fundraising
Voluntary Arts Scotland has just published a new guide to fundraising for voluntary-led groups, which many groups and individuals in your area may find useful.
You can view the guide in digital form here: http://www.voluntaryarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Cash-for-Culture-digital-version.pdf but if you would like us to send you some hard copies in the post, please get in touch. (please note, we will be updating this booklet over time as things change – so please link to the URL, rather than uploading it to your own website).
If there is any way you can let people in your area know about this guide, either through any newsletters you may have, or via social media, it would be much appreciated.
Voluntary Arts Epic Awards
Voluntary Arts Epic Awards are currently open for nominations.
This is our annual call for voluntary-led cultural groups across Scotland (am drams, choirs, visual arts groups etc) to tell us about something special they’ve done over the past year. If you know of any groups in your area who you feel should be nominating themselves, please forward on the attached flyer or point them in the direction of www.epicawards.co.uk. This is a great way for groups to raise their profile locally and nationally, and there are a range of prizes up for grabs, including cash and developmental support. There is a simple application process and the deadline is 12 January 2017.
Commission on Highland Democracy - Call for Evidence
At present we are circulating a Call for Evidence to anyone and everyone on our networks. It is a short questionnaire and I would be very grateful if you could fill it in and submit it. If you have a network within the Highlands I would also be grateful if you circulate to them and urge them to respond.
Over the next weeks and months there will be meetings all over the Highlands trying to get out to speak to as many people as possible so that we can gather their views on the way forward.
Consultation on the New National Health and Social Care Standards.
Please note the Scottish Government consultation on draft health and social care standards – deadline 22 January:
Consultation on the New National Health and Social Care Standards. These new Standards take a much more human-rights based approach and focus on achieving better outcomes for service users. They also help providers; planners and commissioners; and staff working across health and social care to identify and deliver more person-centred care and support. Deadline for responses is 22 January 2017 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/10/1545/downloads
Lung Cancer Awerness Month
Lung cancer is the most common cancer in Scotland with around 5,000 new cases diagnosed every year. But there is good news – more people than ever in Scotland are surviving the disease.
Signs and symptoms
If you've had a cough for three weeks, it's worth getting it checked out with your GP. Chances are it's nothing to worry about but it could be a sign of lung cancer.Below is a list of other symptoms that if you have, you should see your GP about. Having one or more of these doesn’t mean you have lung cancer. However, if you’ve had them for more than three weeks you shouldn’t ignore them – just visit your GP to be on the safe side.
For more information visit: http://www.getcheckedearly.org/lung-cancer
Robertson Trust Launches Impact Report 2015-16
The report summarises the Robertson Trust’s work with their third and public sector partners over the past year, focusing on key development themes. It also features learning from the Robertson Trust’s recent strategic review, and a look at new portfolios going forward, including preventing young people from entering the criminal justice system and improving the well-being of vulnerable women. You can read the full report http://www.therobertsontrust.org.uk/impact-and-learning/publications/impact-report-2015-16