Engage COVID 19 Update - 24 September
Engage COVID 19 Update - 24 September

Engage COVID 19 Update - 24 September


Engaging volunteers in the new restrictions

To all members considering engaging new volunteers following the latest restrictions
If you are concerned at how the latest restrictions will impact your service delivery, or envisage a greater demand on volunteers, please remember that Engage Renfrewshire manages the local COVID-19 Volunteer Reserve. The reserve has over 200 local residents registered who can be called upon to support community efforts, be they one-off tasks or for prolonged periods.
All members of the reserve have agreed to a set of statements that outline the basic expectations on them at this time, particularly with regards to health and safety, and have already supplied one referee contact should it be required.
To promote a role to the reserve please get in touch with our Volunteer Development Officer, Alice McBride, amcbride@engagerenfrewshire.com


Support for Individuals

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 23 September

GG&C NHS Healthy Minds Information Sessions

Get Heard Scotland Leaflet


Support for Organisations

Scottish Chamber of Commerce Update


Community Transport Renfrewshire Steering Group

Community Transport Renfrewshire Steering Group meeting scheduled to take place via zoom on Tuesday, 06 October 2020 at 10:00 am.  The meeting details are listed below:
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84143717756?pwd=cWJBNlVKa05idU4yZDN5OEZZTzRMdz09
Meeting ID: 841 4371 7756
Passcode: 098347
The last meeting was scheduled to take place in March, however this was cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions.  Whilst many of these restrictions are still in place its worthwhile to reconvene to discuss the merit in proceeding with the proposed pilot and how we may achieve this during the current pandemic.



Garfield Weston Foundation’s New £25m Culture Fund to Open on 5 October

UK Hospices Can Apply for Core Costs from 28 September 2020

Scottish Government - Funding to support an increased range of music-making projects for children and young people in Scotland aged 0-25 years as well as introducing projects which deliver across wider art form areas

Leaders with Lived Experience - supporting organisations set up or run by people with first-hand experience of a social issue, who are trying to create positive change for communities and people who share those experiences



SAMH - Virtual mental health & wellbeing training - Zoom

SAMH - Virtual mental health & wellbeing training - Microsoft


Diabetes Scotland Online Events

Diabetes UK Learning Zone:  An Introduction
7pm, Wednesday 30 September 2020
Join us with Diabetes UK Senior Clinical Advisor, Karen Davies, to learn about our Learning Zone platform.  This website has information, learning modules and guidance for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and also parents and carers.  This session will introduce you to the Learning Zone and how to use it to support your self-management. 
Diabetes & Eye Health
7pm, Wednesday 7 October 2020
This session will welcome Scottish Diabetes Retinopathy Screening Collaborative Coordinator, Mike Black, and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Mike Gavin, who will be discussing diabetes and eye health.  
Living with Diabetes Q&A for Urdu and Punjabi Speakers
7pm, Monday 28 October 2020
Dr Kashif Ali, GP Partner and Primary Care Lead NHS GGC, and Dr Naz Ghouri, Diabetes Consultant and Chair of NHS GGC Diabetes Equality of Access Group, will lead this discussion event , inviting any questions about living with diabetes.  The session will be conducted in English, Urdu and Punjabi.
To register an interest for any of these events please email scotland@diabetes.org.uk stating in the subject title which event you wish to attend.


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