Engage Daily Update - 08 October
Employers and others are invited to formally sign up to support the YPG
The successful delivery of the Young Persons Guarantee(YPG) in Renfrewshire relies on employers being aware and involved.
Employers do this by completing a short pro forma; it makes five ‘asks’ in terms of supporting young people. Employers will outline the opportunities they can offer young people over the next 12 months, as well as activities they would like to work towards in the future. Employers do NOT need to commit to all five asks.
The five YPG asks are listed below and many employers may already be meeting one or more:
- Prepare young people for the world of work
- Create opportunities for young people who face the greatest barriers to work
- Invest in a skilled workforce
- Create jobs and apprenticeships for young people
- Create an inclusive workplace
Bob Davidson and his team at DYW West are the leads locally for supporting employers to sign up to the YPG and will be able to provide support to interested employers.
If you would like more information or wish to discuss this request for support please contact Bob Davidson, Director , Developing the Young Workforce – West Region (DYW West)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 07393 826121 / www.dywwest.co.uk
Support for Organisations
Mental health in the workplace - free training modules for managers
SAMH will be running their 'Mental Health in the Workplace - A Guide for Managers' training module at various dates in October and November. The module is split into two 1.5 hour sessions and has been specially tailored to give managers the necessary skills to support and manage positive mental health in the workplace.
To book a place, email email@example.com with your name, job role and organisation. Please put 'SAMH training' in the header of your email when you book. More details can be found here
Welcoming and Working with Afghan Families - Scottish Refugee Council
Drawing on our experience of working with people who have already sought safety in the UK from Afghanistan and the lessons learned from the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, this course examines what opportunities exist for rebuilding their lives here in the UK, and the approach and practice framework that supports people to get settled in quickly.
This training course has a cost attached and is suitable for a wide range of practitioners and managers from the statutory and third sector who are involved in providing integration support.
If you would like to find out more about this, then please email Martha Harding on firstname.lastname@example.org or head here
Ross and Liddell - Community Bursary Programme
Summary: Small grants are available to local community organisations in Scotland that make a vital difference to their local area. Previous grants have been awarded to youth drama groups, sports clubs, mental health charities, early years groups and many more. See funder website for examples of previous awards.
Date re-opened: 1st October 2021
For more information please go to:-
0141 221 9266
Project Worker – Visible Women+
Salary: £24,000 pro rata (approx. £12,343 take home pay)
Hours: 18 hours a week (over 3/4 days)
Contract type: Fixed term until 30th September 2022
(until 2024 subject to ScotGov budget)
Please note that this post is open to women only under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1 (inclusive of non-binary people and trans women.)
Are you a kind, compassionate person with a passion for human rights? We are looking to recruit a kind and committed professional to lead Visible Women+, a new 3-year project funded by the Scottish Government via the Equality and Human Rights Fund.
More details here
Renfrewshire Council's newest participatory budgeting campaign will put the power over decision making into your hands as we allocate £1.2million for you to spend in Renfrewshire.
Taken from the Environment and Infrastructure budget, we want your ideas on how to spend it on infrastructure projects in Renfrewshire.
Now, that’s not pot holes or resurfacing roads as we’ll take care of that from the wider budget.
It’s for things like new pedestrian crossings to make your street safer, creating or improving a walking or cycle route near you, or upgrading the drainage at your local playing fields.
You submit your ideas.
We’ll create a shortlist with the ones that are possible.
There’s then a public vote where you pick your favourites.
We do the work to turn the ideas into reality.
It’s a chance for the Council and the community to work together to make a real difference in our neighbourhoods.
So, if you live locally and have an idea of what could be upgraded in your area then don’t miss your chance to take part and have your say.
To submit your ideas, visit our website at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/YouDecide or pick up a postcard from your local library, leisure centre or Morrisons supermarket, fill it out and return it there or post it back to the Council.