Engage Daily Update - 15 February
Research Opportunity for Child Disability Payment Help us make the new Child Disability Payment easy and comfortable to apply for
In Scotland, DLA Child will be replaced by a new benefit called Child Disability Payment.
Social Security Scotland are looking for volunteers to help to make sure that the new Child Disability Payment is easy to apply for and easy to understand.
You can help us do this by speaking to one of our researchers who will show you part of the application process and ask for your feedback.
The sessions are informal and friendly, they last around an hour and will be carried out either online or over the telephone.
Who are we looking for?
Parents who currently claim DLA Child from the DWP
Parents who want to claim DLA Child or the new Child Disability Benefit when it comes out.
What are we trying to find out?
Social Security Scotland will have staff able to support you to complete an application in your home or in a venue such as a library. We want to learn from you about the best way our advisors can provide you with that support.
We would like to ensure the end to end process of applying for Child Disability Payment is as seamless and accessible as possible. To help with this, we want to hear what will work best for you as we take you through different aspects of the process.
How do I get involved?
We understand that the research will take place during February until May. Each session could take around 60 mins and will be conducted via Webex so that screen-sharing can be used. If participants don’t have access to a Webex we may use phone and send materials in advance.
Please let us know if you would have parents/ carers interested in taking part and let us know:
- How they might be able to help
- If our researchers can contact you directly
- Any contact details
Please send your response to David.White@socialsecurity.gov.scot
Support for Individuals
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) - Grants are available to grassroots and specialist women’s and girls’ organisations across the UK that are working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience.
Funder of the Week
The Esmee Fairnbairn Foundation
Esmée Fairbairn Foundation is one of the UK’s largest independent funders. Our aim is to improve our natural world, secure a fairer future, and strengthen the bonds in communities in the UK. We do this by contributing all that we can to unlock change by people and organisations with brilliant ideas who share our goals.
In 2019 we made grants of £35.8m to a wide range of work in the arts, children and young people, the environment, food and social change. We also have a £45m allocation to social investments.
Most organisations we give grants to are charities, but we do fund other types of organisations (including Community Interest Companies, and companies limited by guarantee) as long as the work they are doing with our grant funding is legally charitable.
There are six steps to applying for Esmee support;
Eligibility quiz, read the guidance, expression of interest, initial conversation, proposal, follow-up conversation, decision.
For more information on this funder please go to:- https://esmeefairbairn.org.uk/
Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce - TRANSFORM: GREEN RECOVERY supporting your Net Zero Ambitions
Thursday 25 February 10am-11am Green Recovery Session 1:
Title: What’s the fuss about “net zero” emissions? [led by Geraldine Boylan, Director – Environment]
Background to Scottish government goals and targets – net zero emissions by 2045.
Strategic planning and what this means for companies both large and small.
Current help available for companies.
A consideration of your own company’s current status on net zero emissions planning
One action to take away.
Thursday 04 March 10am-11am Green Recovery Session 2:
Title: What SME’s can do to reduce emissions and save money [led by Jamie Roddie, Manager – Environment (mainland UK)
Background to business benefits from environmental improvements.
Areas of your business from procurement through to production planning, tendering which can benefit
Identifying your areas for potential improvements – how is this done?
Keeping track of improvements through environmental management systems
Current help available for companies
“Health check” of your own company’s current status.
One action to take away.
Friday 12 March 10am-11am Green Recovery Session 3:
Title: Your Net Zero Emissions by 2045 Strategy – Opportunities” [led by Geraldine Boylan, Director – Environment and with Susan Bell, Principal – Environmental Planning]
Brief overview (it is assumed participants have already undertaken the Awareness session)
Overview of opportunities – both internal and external
Strategic planning – areas to consider
Sustainability strategy and link up with ISO 14001
Environmental planning, brownfield regeneration and renewables
“Opportunity check” of your own company’s current status.
One action to take away.
Friday 19 March 10am-11am. Making EHS Compliance Work for You –
With Paul Young, Director – Safety and Jill Cottrell, Senior Compliance Consultant
What is legal compliance, why does it matter and how can you protect your company, your people and the environment?
What is your company’s current status on legal compliance?
Being ahead of the game on EHS legal compliance.
The economic argument for compliance – from an EHS perspective!
One action to take away
Places are limited to max 20 & FOC to attend for Chamber Members. To reserve your place please reply to this email to book firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com