Engage Daily Update - 02 July
Multi Lingual Information leaflets Renfrewshire
A group of local Renfrewshire agencies worked together to produce a variety of information leaflets aimed at people with English as a second language. This initiative was funded by Renfrewshire HSCP Strategic Planning Group.
These are attached in:
The purpose was to assist people make the first step to access support. Please forward these to anyone you feel could benefit.
RAMH will circulate online, however, but sometimes people just need to have the information directly to hand. Hard copies will be distributed as widely as possible, including non traditional venues such as local shops / garages, but please ask for more at;
Support for Individuals
GambleAware would like to invite you to a webinar entitled "Exploring financial institutions & use of customer data to prevent gambling harm."
During the session, which will be chaired by Money and Mental Health CEO, Helen Undy, speakers will be exploring what data and information is available to banks to help protect against and detect possible gambling harms.
The virtual event will take place on:
Wednesday 14 July 2021 at 10am-11am
Speakers will be Simon McNair from the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT), who will share highlights from the two reports produced by BIT using HSBC and Monzo data that examined what customer transactional data can show us about gambling habits. Sharon Collard from the Personal Finance Research Centre will talk us through a new guide for financial institutions, which outlines expectations for financial services to help protect and prevent gambling harms. We will also hear from Monzo, about how it might use the new guide and what the challenger bank is currently doing to help prevent their customers from experiencing gambling harm.
If you would like to attend please register here.
If you have any questions about the event in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plugged-in Communities Pilot grant fund – Registration of Interest
Energy Saving Trust are currently looking for community transport services in Scotland interested in adopting electric or hydrogen vehicles.
Energy Saving Trust can offer funding to a limited number of organisations for the procurement of a zero-emission vehicle as part of a pilot grant fund. This funding is available through the Plugged-in Communities fund managed by Energy Saving Trust and funded by Transport Scotland, an agency of the Scottish Government.
Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged Young People (UK)
Grants of over £10,000 per project are available to not for profit organisations and special schools that work with young people who are experiencing disadvantage through illness, distress, abuse or neglect; any kind of disability; behavioural or psychological difficulties; and / or living in poverty or situations of deprivation. Special schools can also apply for funding but the project must be additional to their statutory duties. The funding is being made available through the BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme. Prior to applying organisations and schools will need to register with BBC Children in Need. The next closing date for applications is 11.30 am on the 23rd August 2021.
Panel Members sought for Redress Scotland
Scotland is taking steps to face up to failings of the past by establishing a national redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care. To deliver this commitment, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new independent, non-departmental public body called Redress Scotland.
The Deputy First Minister is now looking to appoint up to 12 Panel Members to Redress Scotland. These appointees will be responsible for making decisions over eligibility and the levels of financial redress awarded to survivors. You can find out more about this role by visiting Scottish Government - Public Appointments (appointed-for-scotland.org). This is a rewarding opportunity to contribute to a national collective endeavour, aiming to acknowledge and provide tangible recognition of harm to survivors. The closing date for applications is 11:59 on 2 August 2021.
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failing by establishing a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in care.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of the harm done. A national redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice and access to support and apology.
To deliver this, the Scottish Government is supporting the creation of a new ‘non-departmental public body’ entitled Redress Scotland. This body will assess and make decisions on applications from survivors (and in some cases next of kin) seeking redress. Redress Scotland will be entirely independent of the Scottish Government
Interim Chief Officer for Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership appointed
Frances Burns - Head of Strategic Planning and Health Improvement
I am delighted announce the appointment of our new Interim Chief Officer, Christine Laverty. Members will already know Christine as our current co-chair of the SPG and Head of Mental Health, Addictions and Learning Disabilities Services. Christine replaces Shiona Strachan, who has been acting as Interim Chief Officer for Renfrewshire HSCP since December 2020.
Christine has worked in the health and social care field for thirty years and has held a number of key management roles in integrated public health services since 2002. Renfrewshire HSCP is responsible for delivering all adult social care services and all community health services for adults and children in the area.
Chief Executive, Jane Grant, said: “Shiona has made a significant contribution to Renfrewshire HSCP and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde during a period of extreme challenges. I thank her for her commitment and wish her well in her retirement. I look forward to working closely with Christine to continue the excellent work of the HSCP as we plan for the future."
Renfrewshire Council Chief Executive, Sandra Black, said: “I would like to thank Shiona for the leadership and support she has provided over the past six months in her role as both Chief Officer of Renfrewshire HSCP and as a member of the council’s corporate management team. Shiona’s experience has been invaluable in steering the important work of the HSCP as we continue to manage the current pandemic. “I’m delighted to welcome Christine to the new role and look forward to working with her over the coming months.”