Engage Daily Update - 10 November
Engage Daily Update - 10 November

Engage Daily Update - 10 November


Support for Individuals

Innovative programme launched to help workers spot domestic abuse – Renfrewshire News 24
Workers in Renfrewshire are being recruited in a new nationwide project to help them play their part in eliminating violence against women and girls. Women continue to be poorer, experience more abuse, and wield less power than men in our families, our communities, and our institutions. These realities enable abusers and constrain women and children every minute of every day. Scottish Women’s Aid is launching a programme that will encourage workforces across Scotland to be better equipped to identify behaviours through their work roles that could signal that someone is at risk. The charity, which is launching the project with the Scottish Government, is confident that by providing employees with a better understanding of women’s inequality, domestic abuse and sexual violence, workplaces can play an important new role in driving change.
Council appoints new lead in climate change battle – Paisley Daily Express / The Gazette
Council bosses in Renfrewshire have unveiled their new weapon in the fight against climate change - as Scotland takes centre stage in the bid to see decisive action against global warming. Roz Smith is the authority's recently appointed Climate Emergency Lead Officer, set to drive forward the move to become carbon net-zero by 2030. A former strategic energy coordinator in the Sustainable Development team at Stirling Council, it was there that she helped develop the first district heating network in the region - which uses low carbon and renewable heat, as well as overseeing the creation of a Low Carbon Hub, which provides renewable solar energy for 60 electric vehicle chargers, on-site lighting and a small office of the central Scotland authority.
Renfrewshire: Cold weather payments can bring comfort – The Gazette
RESIDENTS are being urged to check if they are eligible for a cash boost when temperatures drop. Advice on the UK Government’s Cold Weather Payments Scheme is being offered now that the clocks have gone back an hour. The payments, worth £25 a week, are triggered when the average temperature reaches, or is forecast to be, below freezing over seven consecutive days at the weather station linked to the local area between the start of November and end of March.


Upcoming Social Security Scotland Events

Child Disability Payment online information events for national launch
Child Disability Payment launches nationally on 22nd November and Social Security Scotland wants to ensure our stakeholders have access to all of the available information about Child Disability Payment before it opens for applications.
Social Security Scotland is hosting a series of events for national and local stakeholders online via MS Teams. The events will provide information on all aspects of Child Disability Payment, including the new policies and systems that will be in place for the national launch.
If you would like to attend one of these events, please click on the link below to register:

Providing supporting information for Child Disability Payment - Public Sector event
Social Security Scotland has organised events to provide detail on the processes involved with Supporting Information requests. Social Security Scotland may request this as we gather evidence as part of a client’s disability benefit application. These sessions are aimed at stakeholders from the NHS, Health and Social Care Partnership and Local Authorities.

Providing supporting information for Child Disability Payment - Third Sector event
Social Security Scotland has organised events to provide detail on the processes involved with Supporting Information requests. Social Security Scotland may request this as we gather evidence as part of a client’s disability benefit application. These sessions are aimed at stakeholders from the Third Sector.

Child Disability Payment – Special Rules for Terminally Ill Children and Young People information event
Social Security Scotland will be hosting events providing information on the Special Rules for Terminal Illness where we will provide an overview of the new Benefits Assessment Under Special Rules in Scotland (BASRiS) form and process which replaces DS1500 (for Disability Assistance) delivered by The Department of Work and Pensions.
This event is for Stakeholders and partners such as clinicians, hospice support, palliative care supporting families with children who are terminally ill and/or who may be supporting families to apply for Child Disability Payment or completing the new Benefits Assessment Under Special Rules in Scotland (BASRiS) form.
We will outline the support we are putting in place to help ensure the smooth implementation of the new terminal illness definition.

If you would like to attend click on the link below to register:


Social Enterprise in Scotland Census 2021 is now underway!
This is the fourth official study by the Scottish Government into enterprising charities and social enterprises across the country. Every two years it combines publicly available information from regulators with survey and financial data, to help understand the characteristics and needs of the sector, and inform future support.
Help us by sharing the news through your web, email and social media channels. We’ve provided some sample text and a quote below, and attached associated graphics you can embed in your communications.

Please ensure you use this link for organisations in your network that may want to share information and views.  


Mental Health in the Workplace: a guide for managers (free webinar)
(Places still available)
‘Many NHS staff undertake emotionally demanding roles, helping others through moments of extreme need. Addressing mental health issues in NHS workplaces, including stress, is therefore essential.’ According to the Health & Safety Executive report in 2020, 17.9 million working days were lost in 2019-20 due to stress, depression and anxiety. The report has also highlighted that females had significantly higher rates of work-related stress than that of men.
Due to increasing need to support patients or clients because of cumulative changes from pandemic, to lock down to hybrid working style people are going through range of emotional changes. Know how to best support staff mental wellbeing and nourish a healthy working culture in this extraordinary times by attending Mental Health in the Workplace: a guide for managers (free webinar)
This webinar is aimed at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde line managers, team leaders and supervisors. The webinar is also open to line managers, team leaders and supervisors who work closely in partnership with the NHSGGC, (ie HSCPs and voluntary organisations).
When:  15 November 2021
Time: 2-4pm
Where: Teams
For more information and to book your place please visit nhs-staff-mental-health-in-the-workplace-a-guide-for-managers-webinars-november-2021.pdf (nhsggc.org.uk). (Please use chrome or Microsoft edge to book a place as there are issues with Internet explorer.)



Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership - Small bids fund for Tobacco Prevention and Education

This year we would like to invite creative bids from organisations to help address some of the issues that surround Tobacco in particular, supporting communities to improve people's health and wellbeing by addressing smoking, reducing the harm caused by smoking and/or second-hand smoke, raising awareness and contributing to the goal of creating a tobacco-free generation of Scots by 2034. 

The themes of interest and types of approaches that we have received in the past are provided in the attached proposal form. Please note, this list is not exhaustive and we welcome other approaches that are not included. We particularly encourage bids that demonstrate innovative thinking.

The closing date for applications is noon Friday 19 November 2021.

Tobacco Prevention  Education Application

Third Sector Grant - Supporting people living with disabilities

Paths for All would like to see more recipients of the Open Fund grant programme to be from groups that support people living with disabilities, so services have an opportunity to develop an inclusive active/sustainable project and help support them.

As a result, they are hosting a funding webinar  introducing the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places fund and provide ideas for funding, and host discussion to provide tailored advice. The date for the session will be Thursday 25 November from 10am-11am.

The summary for the event is here:

  •  Supported by Transport Scotland, our Smarter Choices, Smarter Places programme awards grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 to community, third and public sector organisations looking to encourage walking, cycling, wheeling and sustainable travel.
  • As part of the Smarter Choices Smarter Places network, Paths for All are running sessions to attract new applicants to the fund. This session will share details of the fund and provide opportunities for individuals to receive tailored funding advice.
  • The one hour session will be comprised of a 15 minute presentation from Smarter Choices, Smarter Places with time for questions and discussion to follow.
  • The session we will be running will be focused on developing projects to support people who live with disabilities.

If you are interested in attending the event, please contact James.Gray@pathsforall.org.uk.


Funders of the Week

Inspired by COP26 event in Glasgow in November 2021, we have put together a list of potential grant funding opportunities available to voluntary organisations for environmental projects and causes. This is not a comprehensive list, more an overview of the main funders we would say to have a look at.
Scottish Landfill Communities Fund (The Land Trust) Grant funding is available to constituted voluntary organisations and charities for environmental projects that take place within ten miles of a landfill site or transfer station. Funding is distributed by Authorised Bodies through a two-stage process. Apply any time.

Sustrans – Love Your Network grants Prescribed bundles of equipment and training packages are available for community groups to improve the environment around a traffic free section of their local National Cycle Network. Apply by 6 February 2022.


Young Trustees Movement Champion Training

A free 1 hour workshop that will leave you equipped to champion diversity on boards.
By the end of our 1 hour workshop you will:

  • Be able to articulate and understand how young trustees can enable organisations to navigate uncertainty, future proof decisions and reflect the interest of their communities .
  • Have a framework to understand how to approach diversity on boards.
  • Be able to run a session with a board to plan practical and achievable next steps.

Open to existing trustees looking to diversify their board or support their diverse members, current and prospective young trustees, and those who work with young people.

Book here



This survey looks at the Pandemic’s effect on organisations’ finances, operations, employees and volunteers. The survey will take approximately 10-15min to complete. The study is run by Nottingham Trent University in collaboration with NCVO and Sheffield Hallam University, and funded by the ESRC (find out more by visiting our project page).

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