Engage Daily Update - 02 September
Support for Individuals
Almost half of all 16 and 17 year olds in Renfrewshire have had their first covid jab - Paisley Daily Express
Almost half of all 16 and 17 year olds in Renfrewshire have rolled up their sleeve for the Covid-19 vaccine. More than 1,600 teens in the local authority area have received the first dose of the jab just three weeks after the decision to expand the vaccination programme was introduced. Previously only those aged 16 and 17 with pre-existing health conditions were offered the vaccine.
Touching monologues inspired by Paisley care workers hit the small screen – Paisley Daily Express
Three hard-hitting pieces of theatre inspired by people living and working in Paisley care homes are now coming to the small screen. The Paisley Suite, a collection of three new 30–45-minute monologues exploring experiences of people in care, will be broadcast from tomorrow evening on Ren TV. Produced by the Paisley-based Outspoken Arts Scotland, the Lovely Peas, The Registrars Final Entry and Something in the Air monologues have been inspired by recorded stories from retired and former care workers in Paisley. Together they give a voice to working class women suffering dementia, queer women in later life and the difficult role of carers.
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Poverty Alliance, Get Heard Scotland Report
Get Heard Scotland (GHS) is a programme coordinated by the Poverty Alliance and funded by the Scottish Government as part
of Every Child Every Chance, the Scottish Government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan. It is based on interviews provided by Renfrewshire residents and organisations.
Renfrewshire Health & Wellbeing Network – Tuesday 14 September 9am-10.25am
An information and networking event for health and wellbeing service providers from voluntary and public sectors in Renfrewshire. Register here https://tinyurl.com/7pmu4twf
If you deliver health- and /or wellbeing-related services in Renfrewshire's public or voluntary sectors, you are invited to join us for a short information networking event.
Explore amazing buildings, hidden gems and heritage stories with Renfrewshire’s Doors Open Days.
This year’s events will see participating venues open their doors for the chance to visit them in-person or with fantastic online activity across the two days.
Holyrood COP26 Fringe Festival
Holyrood’s COP26 Fringe events will take place over 4 days (Wed 3rd – Sat 6th November) in the centre of Glasgow, with each day exploring a different theme.
The Festival is planned to take place in-person but there will also be hybrid events over the 4 days that can be joined online.
The events will run in different formats with the Festival acting as a hub for people to meet, discuss ideas and share best practice on the way to, and coming back from, the COP26 official zones.
Expected attendees include local government officials, elected members in Holyrood and Westminster, civil servants, agencies, COP26 delegates from Europe and the rest of the world, and members of the Scottish public, private and third sectors.
Together for Our Planet is open for applicants
This new £2.5million National Lottery-funded programme will support communities across the UK take action on climate change, ahead of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow this November.
As a reminder this programme is offering grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 to support local community projects. It aims to create a legacy of ongoing climate action in hundreds of communities, beyond COP26, supporting the UK to reduce its emissions on its part to Net Zero by 2050.
Although the fund will be open for all, groups that haven’t received our funding previously will be a priority and we’re also focusing on groups and communities who are starting to take climate action and/or those more likely to be directly impacted by climate change.
The programme is open for applications from 01 September until 5pm on Thursday 18 November.