Engage Daily Update - 08 June
Engage Daily Update - 08 June

Engage Daily Update - 08 June


Renfrewshire Social Enterprise Network (RenSEN) – Online Survey

To help us create a profile of the local social enterprise sector in Renfrewshire and identify the development needs of enterprising third sector organisations, we would be grateful if you would take some time to complete our RenSEN online survey.
Your feedback will help to inform the ongoing development of the RenSEN network.
Alongside data which will help us to better understand the size and scale of the social enterprise sector in Renfrewshire, we are asking Renfrewshire-based social enterprises and enterprising third sector organisations to identify their development needs around four key issues:

  • Running an organisation
  • Income Generation
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Reaching Scotland’s Zero Carbon Target

Therefore, we would be very grateful if you would take some time to complete the online survey which will remain open for responses until
30th June.


Support for Individuals

Are you a PA or do you employ one?

Some people can find being a Personal Assistant quite an isolated job. The SDS Forum is offering the chance to come together to meet others in similar roles.
This is an opportunity to ask SDS Forum and PA Network staff questions, find out about supports are available locally, hear about training opportunities and share ideas with fellow peers

Where: Zoom (online virtual meeting)
When: Tuesday 15th June from 6:30-7:45pm

To book a place please email admin@sdsforumer.org
or call 0141 638 2525


Support for Organisations

Community Facilities Advice Card from Scottish Government

NHS Regular rapid lateral flow coronavirus (COVID-19) tests
Free lateral flow tests are available via post or collection


Online Events/Training

Informal Committee Skills
16th June 2021 10.00am to 12.30pm

Attendees will be taken through the roles and responsibilities of being a Management Committee office bearer, the chair, secretary, treasurer, committee members, for an unincorporated community group. To book a place on this session then please go to:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/informal-committee-skills-tickets-145074921997


Ten years on from Christie: Are we smoothing the hard edges?
Tuesday 22nd June 2021 at 10.30am-12pm.

The Robertson Trust is delighted to host an online conversation on the Christie Commission ten years on. The event, which is free and open to all, will take place on Zoom. More information here:



The Boost Choose Now Change Lives programme has been launched as part of Boost's 20th-anniversary celebrations.

To celebrate, Boost will be offering community grants to support a range of community groups and organisations. The grants will be managed by Groundwork, a specialist charity working locally and nationally to transform lives in the UK's most disadvantaged communities, and will help groups make a difference in their local areas and in truly facilitating change that will benefit communities for years to come.

Boost are calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £20,000 grant fund.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Charities
  • CIC
  • Community groups
  • Local authority
  • Health authority
  • Social housing
  • Other not for profit organisation

For more information please go to:- https://www.boostdrinks.com/changelives/


NHS GG&C Update

Changes to hospital visiting within NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

From 5 June, 2021, Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire will move into Level One of the National Strategic Framework. Glasgow City will move into Level Two, while East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire will remain in Level Two until further notice. 

This means that from Saturday 5 June, visiting arrangements will change as follows: 
Level One areas – Inverclyde and West Dunbartonshire 
All patients in Inverclyde Royal Hospital, Vale of Leven Hospital, and Dumbarton Joint Hospital (where possible) will be able to benefit from support of at least two people from the same household at the same time (or from separate households, as long as physical distancing can still be maintained). If not from the same household and physical distancing cannot be maintained, visits can take place separately. 

Level Two areas – Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire 
No change to current visiting arrangements in hospitals in Glasgow City, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire: every patient in these areas (where possible) is able to have at least one visitor to enable family support while they are in hospital. 

Visiting guidance for all areas 
We welcome support from family and friends in hospital; we know this is a vital support to patients, not least with nutrition, healing, recovery and overall quality of care.  However, we also need to make sure our patients, families and staff are as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, so visiting needs to continue to be carefully managed. 

There may however be some circumstances where it is still not safe for a patient to have a visitor; if this is the case, we will tell you why and keep it under review where possible.  

At present only family and friends chosen by the patient or their guardian, carer or power of attorney can visit.  If this is you, please contact the ward to arrange a visit in advance, so we can be sure our wards and hospital sites do not become overcrowded and allow everyone to follow the physical distancing rules. A list of telephone numbers can be found for all wards and departments on the NHSGGC website link here. 

To help keep everyone safe, we strongly recommend that all visitors have a Voluntary Lateral Flow Test prior to visiting and then undertaken twice per week for as long as you are the named visitor.  This is optional. Information on how to order Lateral Flow Tests is on the Scottish Government’s website or tests can be collected from COVID testing centres in the afternoon or early evening or from the asymptomatic test facilities across NHSGGC - these can be found here.  If you do not wish to have a test or are not able to test this will not be an obstacle to a visit. 

When visiting the hospital please do not bring additional family and friends with you unless you are a carer accompanying a family member or a parent accompanying a child.  

When visiting the hospital, you must:   
·       Wash hands or use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving clinical areas 
·       Wear a face covering/mask at all times, unless you are exempt for this  
·       Respect social distancing measures at all times 
·       Take the stairs if possible to avoid congregating in left lobbies and communal areas 
·       Contact the ward to discuss arrangements before visiting 

You MUST NOT attend if you are unwell, if you are a household contact or have been otherwise informed that they are a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have been advised to self-isolate or have to self-isolate for another reason (e.g. travel from a country requiring quarantine).  

Full update available here

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