Engage COVID 19 Update - 10 August
Engage COVID 19 Update - 10 August

Engage COVID 19 Update - 10 August



We are providing a “returning to work” training session on Thursday 13th August at 10am, delivered by our colleagues at GCVS, which will look to answer questions and alleviate concerns around ‘restart’ issues. Places are limited to 20 delegates, please register on Eventbrite 

This training will cover all aspects of managing risks, flexible working patterns, complying with social distancing, ensuring staff return to work and meeting the needs of the business. By the end of the session you will:

  • Understand the law
  • Understand the four phases of easing lockdown
  • Understand how to risk assess before returning to work
  • Understand how to end furlough
  • Understand how to manage annual leave
  • Understand how to manage flexible working

We hope you can make it. Remember you must register here to attend the session delivered by Natasha Gordon (EAS Manager – GCVS) on Thursday 13 August at 10am via Zoom.


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New Volunteer Blog

Our last ReMode post (Kite's - read it here if you haven't already!) had a great response so we thought we would share another of ReMode's brilliant volunteers!

Indie joined ReMode in the Autumn of 2019 and they quickly became one of the team. Indie is a multi-talented contemporary artist whose work usually takes the form of socially inclusive/focused/engaged installation. Their recent work has been about trans and queer discourse and that in relation to creativity. Read their story here

If you would like to be featured in our blog get in touch by contacting amcbride@engagerenfrewshire.com


Collaborative Commissioning with Communities

Trust has been identified as a key building block in the development of sustainable community led solutions in health and social care for both Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) and for community groups/organisations. This includes trust based partnership working that influences local decision making: trust in the quality of support provided and trust in the impact for individuals. But what does this mean for commissioning practice?
Community based capacity in relation to health and social care has not routinely been commissioned or procured and yet there has been a collective voice asking how can we both harness and support this capacity as we recover from Covid-19, and look to build a better health and social care system. The ihub is running a series of three online sessions to explore what a more trust based approach to commissioning with communities might look like and what tools, resources and evidence might support a change in practice.
Come and join these three sessions, specifically for commissioners and planners within HSCPs, which will offer the opportunity to share learning across Scotland and to open discussion on how we build trust based commissioning relationships with community based resources.
Dates and times



Human rights and COVID-19  

In recent months the Scottish Human Rights Commission has been working hard to highlight areas of human rights concern during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to constructively engage with how rights can inform Scotland’s recovery in the months ahead. Human rights law provides both a set of agreed standards and a way to orientate law and policy making in complex and challenging times like these.
Here are some of our key COVID-19 policy briefings:

We are also finalising a monitoring report on social care, human rights and COVID-19, which we will publish in the coming weeks.
Looking ahead, the Commission has called for and welcomes the Scottish Government’s commitment to a human rights based approach to a public inquiry into the handling of the pandemic, including what happened in care homes.
We are also calling on the Scottish Government to take a rights-based approach as we plan for economic recovery and social renewal. This should include pressing ahead with incorporating economic, social, cultural and environmental rights into Scotland’s laws so that we have a robust framework for the future. The work of the National Taskforce for Human Rights Leadership is crucial to this. The continued development and implementation of Scotland’s National Action Plan for Human Rights will also be key to ensuring that people’s rights are realised in practice, particularly when it comes to addressing inequalities of access to rights that COVID-19 has highlighted.
You can find out more about our COVID-19 work on our website or by emailing us at hello@scottishhumanrights.com

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