Redesign for Community Action
11th November, 10.30-15.00, Smithton Free Church
As part of the ongoing discussion on the Redesign of Highland Council, community groups, community bodies and development trusts are invited to join the HTSI, Highland Council and a number of other public sector agencies, Councillors and prominent decision makers, to discuss and consider the developing role and support needs of communities now and into the future. The session will be a chance to influence and shape community support services here in Highland for the coming years.
The programme will include a variety of workshop sessions, discussions and presentations. More details will be circulated later in October but early booking is recommended do to the limitations of spaces available. To help ensure that the broadest possible engagement and participation happens, particularly for those who would have to travel significant distances to take part, Highland Council have offered to meet reasonable travel costs for attendance.
If you would like to book on to the event please complete booking via this link http://bit.ly/2dxG4Sh or if you have no or limited access to the internet please book on to the event by calling 01349 864289.
Introductory child protection course for anyone who works with children in Scotland
Gain the skills you need to act appropriately and confidently to protect the children you work with.
Working at your own pace, our introductory online training course will give you a clear understanding of how to recognise, report and record concerns about a child’s welfare and incorporates the Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) approach in Scotland.
£20 per person Approximately 3 hour online training course
For more information on this course please visit our website for more information and details about how you can book a place.Course details and booking information
For information on our Designated Child Protection Officer Training for senior staff or Managers please visit the following website Designated Child Protection Officer course for Senior Staff and Managers
We can also provide bespoke Child Protection training, contact us on 0808 800 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
OUR COMMUNITIES (DRUGS & ALCOHOL) PB FUNDING PROGRAMME
Deadline: Midnight, 22nd November 2016
Could your group benefit from £150 to £1500 to turn your ideas into reality? If so, Our Communities (Drugs and Alcohol) could be the perfect opportunity for you to make your project happen.
We are seeking applications that focus on preventing and reducing risk or harm caused directly or indirectly by misuse of drugs and alcohol, and that can improve choices and chances and support people making positive decisions.
We can support the development of ideas into proposals through fun and creative group workshops (by arrangement, we can come to you!) or if you prefer you can make an appointment for one-to-one support at tsiMORAY on behalf of your group.
Please find the link below to the Our Communities (Drugs and Alcohol) web page where you can find out more information and guidance on how to apply and download an application form.
£1.2m funding for short breaks projects for disabled children and young people
The Better Breaks grants programme for 2017 is now open for applications. Grants of up to £50,000 over 12 months are available. Please click here for full details, including the application form and guidance notes. The deadline for applications is 12 noon, Friday 2 December.
Better Breaks is part of the Short Breaks Fund, funded by Scottish Government and administered by Shared Care Scotland. The aim of Better Breaks is to improve the wellbeing of families with a disabled child through making more opportunities available to have a short break. We are particularly keen to support families whose children have disabilities and additional multiple support needs, because these families are likely to need a break the most.
There are lots more examples on our Short Breaks Stories website: click here for inspiration.
To find out more information book a place on one of our free application workshops in Glasgow, Lochgilphead, Dundee, Inverness or Edinburgh to learn how to make the most of your application and enjoy a networking lunch.
Further funding for Climate Challenge Fund
More information can be found here:
HLF Funding workshop - Stories Stones and Bones
You may be aware that we launched our new programme - Stories, Stones and Bones (for grants of £3,000 to £10,000) in the summer to help communities celebrate Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017. I’ve attached our promotional postcard for you to share.
We will be running a funding workshop for this programme on 15th November 2016 in Glasgow, to register visit http://bit.ly/SSBworkshop
To view our range of other events and sign up, visit our What’s On in Scotland page with details of how to register http://bit.ly/HLFScotlandevents
Our GP Workshops
The ALLIANCE are hosting several workshops across Scotland with the hope of getting people who visit GP surgeries regularly to attend these events. Participants would discuss their own experiences of GP surgeries and discuss how GP digital services can be improved – but won’t be required to reveal their conditions.
They are offering attendees a £50 shopping voucher and their expenses paid for attending the event.
This is a ground-breaking Scottish project and is a rare chance for people who access GP surgeries to be involved in the design of GP digital services.
For further information about the project and the different workshops: http://dhcscot.alliance-scotland.org.uk/get-involved/.
Or, specifically for the Inverness and Skye workshops: https://ourgp-inverness.eventbrite.co.uk
Mental health in rural Scotland: Survey launched
National charity Support in Mind Scotland and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has joined forces to run a survey to discover what it’s like to live with mental ill health in the country’s rural areas. This is the first time such a survey has been carried out, focusing specifically on people’s own experiences throughout rural Scotland. Rural areas can be idyllic places to live, but it is also the case that people in rural Scotland suffer from mental ill health and the effects of isolation. Through this survey, the charity is trying to find out how “rural” affects daily life, including using public transport, accessing services, and being part of small communities. Support in Mind Scotland and SRUC are also asking for people’s ideas for ru-ral service delivery and what they want to tell Scotland’s policy-makers. You can access it here.