Engage Daily Update - 13 October
Engage Daily Update - 13 October

Engage Daily Update - 13 October


Celebrating Renfrewshire Voting deadline extended to 15 October 2021

We would like to inform you that the voting period of the Celebrating Renfrewshire process has been extended to Friday 15 October 2021. This will provide further opportunity for more young people to have their say on what projects should be funded this year.

Please do all you can to encourage all young people between 12 and 25 to cast their votes!

Information on voting is available on the Young Scot page here. Groups who work with young people who do not have a Young Scot Card, can email youth@renfrewshire.gov.uk for a pack which will contain unique Young Scot numbers for them to give those to young people to allow them to vote.
What happens next?
An announcement event, hosted and organised by Renfrewshire Youth Voice, will be held to announce the voting results.  More information on the announcement event will be issued shortly.


Renfrewshire Employability Grants Programme

Round 1 is open for applications, The RLEP look forward to receiving applications by the closing date – Wednesday 20 October (midnight).

This new, grants programme has been developed by Renfrewshire’s Local Employability Partnership (RLEP) in response to the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind (NOLB) policy which brings a significant shift in decision making in relation to how employability funding is utilised to a local level.

This new grant programme, a new local method of jointly commissioning services aims to be an open and transparent approach which offers all local employability providers the opportunity to get involved.

It will support innovation, pilots, new ideas and approaches which will contribute to:

  • Reducing unemployment in Renfrewshire
  • Increasing income through employment for low income families.

The grants programme will allow providers to come forward with their own ideas and suggestions for new services and provisions based on evidence of need.

Renfrewshire LEP encourages employability service providers to use their expertise, local knowledge and links with other partners to develop creative and innovative proposals that they have confidence there is demand for and that meet local gaps in service delivery and complement existing provision.

The RLEP look forward to receiving applications by the closing date – Wednesday 20 October (midnight).

Please contact Iain Cunningham for more info icunningham@engagerenfrewshire.com

Guidance Document


Support for Individuals

Mail on Line: Children born to mothers who battled depression during or after pregnancy are more likely to suffer the mental health condition, study says. Read the article here

Family Nurse Partnership Education Strategy: In September the Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) education team launched its first education strategy. To support the launch of the strategy a short animation has been created. Watch it here

POP! News 35 


Support for Organisations

A new report, published  Monday 11 October, highlights the positive response received in an evaluation of the Response, Recovery & Resilience (RRR) Funding Scheme, which was distributed locally by Third Sector Interfaces (TSIs) across Scotland. Download the report here

Maternal Mental Health Alliance: hub brings together essential resources for UK professionals working in perinatal mental health. Access here


Online Events

Mental Health & Parenting: Building A Village
Join The Parent Room as they discuss the challenges and opportunities for supporting parents with their mental and emotional wellbeing with working together to build a community as a central focus.
Use the code FREE21 in the coupon box when you register



To help promote the employability provision available to Renfrewshire residents, Renfrewshire employability partners have free access to the local online portal managed by the Invest team - https://renfrewshireportal.hanlonsonline.co.uk/Web%20Forms/WebUser/PublicVacancies.aspx
Free training is available and it only takes one hour. You can then register and access this service and manage your content and applications.
There are places remaining on a Portal training course on the 19 October at 3pm.
Please email kay.mcintosh@renfrewshire.gov.uk if you would like to book a place for yourself or an appropriate colleague.


Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland Update

With the Scottish Government’s National Care Service consultation now well underway, here is an update on some of the work CCPS is undertaking to contribute to that process and the broader social care reform agenda. In particular they are sharing a series of think pieces commissioned in the wake of the Review.

The future of social care – what gets in the way? by Dame Julia Unwin
Can a national care service work in the small places, close to home? by Neil Crowther
The importance of local accountability within a national care service by Dr Ron Culley

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