Engage Daily Update - 14 October
Who volunteers the most in Scotland?
Watch the recent Zoom discussion on Volunteer Scotland’s research in to volunteering trends. The detailed report can be found here
But for an overview presentation feel free to watch back on Zoom here
Our Volunteer Development Officer will be meeting with the researchers later this month if you have any questions or feedback you would like to share. Get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Organisations
Intergenerational Conversation on Health and Social Care for Older People Strategy
Thursday 28 October 2021, 10:00am - 11:30pm
Generations Working Together invites you to join the conversation and be part of the engagement process to work on developing a new health and social strategy for older people.
Louise Scott guest speaker from the Scottish government will be talking and they want you to be able to convey your thoughts and ideas on the subject.
The covid 19 Pandemic in 2020 has shone a spotlight on older people, who have been amongst the worst affected by the virus in society. As we rebuild and remobilise the NHS Scotland, we have significant opportunity to ensure that older people are placed at the centre of the recovery and focus on a preventative, joined up approach to a healthy ageing Scotland.
For further information
You can download the Health and Social care Statement for Older People Statement of intent here
You can book your place here
Talk Money Week 2021
It’s #TalkMoneyWeek 2021! If as a practitioner you find it hard to talk about money, you’re not alone. Every year Talk Money Week encourages people to open up about their finances. By having a conversation, you can help people improve their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
Renfrewshire Affordable Credit Alliance (RACA) are hosting an online information event on Tuesday 9 November from 10am-11.30am.
RACA works to champion fair and honest finance – and to ensure that everyone, no matter their income level, has better options that help reduce the risk of falling into problem debt.
Whether you are voluntary or public sector, if you support clients who would benefit from making improved choices about credit, then you are welcome to attend. You will hear from a range of speakers and have a chance to ask questions.
Please register on Eventbrite here https://bit.ly/2YQsftl and a MS Teams link will be sent to you on Monday 8 November.
See www.raca.org.uk for further information about who we are and our aims.
You’re invited to Scotland: Together With Refugees
The Scottish Refugee Council is gathering in Glasgow next week as part of a UK-wide week of action in support of refugees and people seeking asylum.
This is our chance to show the world that Scotland welcomes refugees.
Join them for this special event to show your support for people seeking safety and our opposition to the UK Government’s cruel Nationality and Borders Bill.
When: Wednesday, 20 October, 1.45-3pm
Where: The Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow, G1 1UH
Hear from people with lived experience of the asylum system
Get inspiration from amazing fundraisers
Learn more about community networks run by and for refugees and people seeking asylum
Add your words of welcome and kindness to our Show Your Heart message board
Discover simple ways that you can make a difference
Meet like-minded people and find out how you can help people seeking safety to stand up for their rights and rebuild their lives in Scotland.