Engage Daily Update - 03 September
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Each year, outstanding examples of volunteering are celebrated through the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). Created in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, QAVS awards have been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups for many years.
Equivalent to an MBE, QAVS are the highest awards given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life.
Nominations close on September 15th and must come from a member or the public. Find out more details about the award and eligibility here:
Support for Individuals
Trigger Warning: The following snippet discusses suicide. To protect your own mental health and wellbeing please keep yourself safe and make an informed decision as to whether you have the headspace at present to read and digest the content.
Death rate for people living in Paisley neighbourhoods nearly two times that of their affluent peers – Paisley Daily Express
The death rate for people living in places such as Ferguslie Park, Gallowhill and Foxbar is nearly two times that of their affluent neighbours, a stark new report has warned. These people, who live in some of Renfrewshire’s most deprived communities, are much more likely to die from covid, suicide and alcohol and drug related problems.
October 4-10 is Challenge Poverty Week, please get involved https://www.povertyalliance.org/campaigns/challengepovertyweek/
Support for Organisations
Foundation Scotland - Baillie Gifford Community Awards APPLY NOW for up to £5K! For further info & priorities visit: http://ow.ly/KPgg50F8iLF
NHS Youth Forum
The aim of NHS 24 Youth Forum is to engage with a diverse range of young people from across Scotland between the age of 16 and 26, listen to their views and find out how they would like to get involved with NHS 24. To have their voice heard and help the development of services that matter to them by improving awareness and access to NHS 24 services such as mental health.
There are various ways to get involved with the Youth Forum, from participating in regular Youth Forum and Public Partnership Forum meetings, engaging in user research sessions or usability testing and in-house service feedback, to involvement in campaigns and NHS events, all the way to board representation and strategy input.
As a member of NHS 24 Youth Forum, a young person can expect:
- To meet friendly, supportive and welcoming staff
- Accessible venues or MS Teams meetings and advance notice of meeting dates
- Encouragement to express your views on particular projects
- Recognition and appreciation of your view
- Support and guidance
- To be treated as a colleague who actively contributes to NHS 24’s goals through volunteering
- To be provided with references for employment
- To have reasonable travel expenses reimbursed
- To receive Young Saltire points for volunteering
To register interest or learn more about the Youth Forum, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org