Engage Daily Update - 19 August
Engage Daily Update - 19 August

Engage Daily Update - 19 August


Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment of the NHS 24

NHS 24 are inviting comments on our draft findings from our Equality and Diversity Impact Assessment of the NHS 24 111 Mental Health Hub development – Phase 1 and ask that you respond by 01September 2021.

If possible, please use the consultation response form to share your feedback which can be found alongside the impact assessment here (under Consultation Two)

NHS24 invite people to inform and influence the design, development and improvement of their functions, policies, services and practices. 
This consultation is open to anyone, including third sector organisations, members of the public, our own workforce, or our Local Authority and NHS partners.  This consultation process is intended to help identify and remove any unintended discrimination or unfair treatment for any groups of people and we appreciate your support in helping us to achieve this. 

If you would like any of these documents in large print, audio, Braille, an alternative format or in a different language please email us  NHS24.EngagementTeam@nhs24.scot.nhs.uk with your request or contact us on 0800 22 44 88.


Support for Individuals

Update to the NHS Helplines
The NHS 24 non-symptomatic COVID-19 Special Helpline (0800 028 2816) and NHS Inform’s general health information line (0800 22 44 88) will operate from 8am to 8pm each day from Monday 9 August 2021. The lines previously closed at 10pm.  This is in response to reduced calls from the public to these numbers after 8pm.

Eating Well with Diabetes - Revamped guide from DiabetesUK including what a healthy diet looks like, easy food swaps, tasty recipes, myth busters and more! 


Support for Organisations

Families Outside is the only national charity that works solely on behalf of families in Scotland affected by imprisonment.
The charity has developed a number of training modules that have been accredited by CPD UK. Families Affected by Imprisonment training is designed to raise awareness of the impact imprisonment has on families, improve practice and develop the knowledge and skills of participants required when supporting families affected by imprisonment. We will be delivering this training online until we are able to deliver in a community setting. Please find further information, and dates for delivery, by following this link: https://www.familiesoutside.org.uk/professionals/training/.

GCVS Weekly Update



Brand Recognition Workshop  - Thursday 26th August 9.30am - 1pm
This workshop uses Brand Themes and Brand Traits to help you develop a clear, distinctive and engaging brand voice across all your communication channels.
Brand Themes explain the core purpose of your organisation. They sum up what you do and why you do it. They define the content of the story you need to tell.
Brand Traits describe the personality of your organisation. They sum up how you operate at all levels. They define the language you use to tell your story and the look and feel of your communication materials.
To sign up for workshop please go to:- https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/find-your-brand-voice-workshop-tickets-153788207669

Collaboration in Employability (Monday 30th August, 2-3pm)
This Employability SEN session features Glasgow Empowering Community Cooperative - GECCO - a co-operative of Development Trusts across Glasgow city aiming to provide local solutions to city-wide challenges, to address inequalities and disadvantage.
As always, we will have time for questions and general discussion.  For more information contact Jayne and to book, click here

Employability SEN Session – Green Jobs: Transitioning to a Net-Zero Economy (Wednesday 15th September, 10.30 – 11.30am)
The Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan (2020-2025) (CESAP) has been developed in direct response to Scotland’s declaration of a Climate Emergency and Government increased legislative targets to meet net-zero emissions by 2045.  CESAP sets out a clear direction for the reorientation of our skills systems and signals the role that businesses, communities and individuals will play in supporting a just transition to net-zero. 
Contact Janice for more info and Book Here



Year of Stories 2022

Summary: The Community Stories Fund will support organisations and community groups to take part in and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories, spotlighting the unique stories that matter to them with new, creative events, activities and programming. Applicants are invited to respond to any of the five, cross cutting Year of Stories 2022 programme strands:

    Next deadline: 1st October 2021
  For more information please go to:- https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/year-of-stories-2022-community-stories-fund/

Greggs Foundation Breakfast Club Grants

The Greggs Foundation currently supports over 127 breakfast clubs throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Schools that are interested in opening a breakfast club at their school must be able to show that at least 40% of your pupils qualify for free school meals and that the school serves a disadvantaged community. School should able to attract adult volunteers to help run the scheme and attendance at the club must be free for all pupils. 

Although applications can be made at any time, there is currently a waiting list for funding whilst new sponsorship partners are being identified.

For more information please go to:- https://www.greggsfoundation.org.uk/breakfast-clubs

*Advance notice of a new funding programme*
 Together for Our Planet

This fund will be launching in September to support community-led climate action.  Building on interest and excitement around COP 26, this funding programme will help nurture and develop local ideas to support climate action.
Together for Our Planet will open for applications on 1 September 2021 and will close to applications at 5pm on Thursday 18 November.
Together for Our Planet will offer eligible groups funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 for projects that meet at least two of the following criteria:
  1. Supports the development of longer-term climate action within communities
  2. Encourages communities to plan for the climate emergency - to consider what climate action could mean to them and why it matters.
  3. Celebrates the importance of community-led climate action and encourages more people to get involved.
  4. Builds resilience in communities that are hardest hit by climate change.
  5. Provides jobs, skills or training opportunities for communities which support climate action. 

More information about the fund is on our web-page


Child Disability Payment

Child Disability Payment will replace Disability Living Allowance for Children, which is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions, in Scotland. 
Prior to the Case Transfer process launching for Child Disability Payment, Social Security Scotland will be hosting a series of events to provide stakeholders with information and detail of this process.
These events will be hosted via Microsoft Teams.
Who these events are for: 
These events are for stakeholders supporting families with children who are living with a disability or long term health conditions and currently receive Disability Living Allowance for Children from the Department for Work and Pensions.
Social Security Scotland will begin the process of transferring cases of people who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance for Children to Child Disability Payment in Autumn 2021. The Department for Work and Pensions will stop taking new applications for Disability Living Allowance for children across Scotland from Autumn 2021.
The event will provide information on Social Security Scotland’s Case Transfer process including:

  • An introduction to case transfer
  • The timeline for transfers
  • The process and the client journey
  • How we will communicate with clients throughout this journeys

Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of our subject matter experts during this event.

To book your place, please select the date and time you wish to attend. The link will direct you to Eventbrite to book a place.

These events will be hosted via Microsoft Teams.

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