Engage Daily Update - 19 October
Engage Daily Update - 19 October

Engage Daily Update - 19 October


Scottish Government - Improving the National Performance Framework

Our current National Performance Framework (NPF), launched in 2018, was developed in collaboration with all parts of society: public and private sectors, local government, voluntary organisations, businesses and communities and had cross party support in the Scottish Parliament. At the time, the First Minister said “the new NPF belongs to all of Scotland and together we can fulfil the promise contained in it.” As we have sought to deliver, measure and improve the NPF in the years since, we have benefited from the perspectives of many individuals and organisations across Scotland. As part of that continuous improvement programme we have two asks of you right now.
Firstly, we need you to tell us how you currently use the National Performance Framework (or don’t). And to tell us what could make it more useful. Our short survey will be open until 27 October - let us know what you think, it’ll take no more than 10 minutes.
And we need to hear from as many people and organisations as possible, so our second ask is that you share the survey amongst your networks and stakeholders.


Support for Individuals

Community Engagement Across Flair 2020/21

No Substitute for Life event brings hundreds together to talk about mental health - Paisley Daily Express
A football tournament that aims to kick off conversation about mental health saw hundreds of people gather for a powerful event in the hope of reaching out to those who may be struggling. No Substitute for Life has been running for ten years, and aims to raise awareness and provide information to those affected by suicide or experiencing challenges with their mental health. Run in partnership by Recovery Across Mental Health (RAMH) and the St Mirren Charitable Foundation, the event saw 20 teams gather to take part in an afternoon of football at Park Sport Centre followed by a semi-final and final played at the SMiSA stadium.
Project at Paisley charity helps hundreds tackle food insecurity just weeks after launch - Paisley Daily Express
An innovative new project by a Paisley charity is already helping hundreds of people tackle food insecurity just weeks after launching. The Star Project officially opened their Pantry Plus project - a way for Buddies to shop sustainably and help those most in need afford necessities without having to rely on foodbanks. The much-loved charity - which is dedicated to tackling food insecurity in the area - has a strong belief that helping build resilience in people is key to removing the need for those hardest hit to use foodbanks.

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 18 October



Grants to Help New, Innovative Visual Arts Projects
The Elephant Trust has announced that the next deadline for applications is the 23 January 2023. The Trust offers grants to artists and for new, innovative visual arts projects. It aims to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by a lack of funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. Priority is given to artists and small organisations and galleries making or producing new work or exhibitions. The Trust normally awards grants of up to £2,000, but larger grants of up to £5,000 may be considered.

Apply for fully funded training support to upskill or reskill your employees
The Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF) 
Making sure everyone in your organisation has the right skills has never been more important. West College Scotland is supporting our Region’s economic recovery by providing fully funded flexible training and development opportunities for both small businesses and larger organisations to upskill or reskill their workforce.  


Funder of the Week

Funding for Community-Led Tree Planting Projects 
Schools, community groups and non-governmental organisations within the UK can apply for grants of up to £6,000 for community-led tree-planting projects.
Through the UK Community Tree Planting Programme, the International Tree Foundation aims to conserve, restore and protect the UK’s native species whilst raising communal awareness of the importance of trees and forests to both the environment and human well-being.
Organisations must plant a minimum of 50 trees per £1,000 of grant funding on publicly accessible land including schools, parks, rights of way, and sites managed by community groups, or regenerate land for the benefit of trees and local wildlife.
Trees must be planted in public / publicly accessible spaces: sites that are readily accessible to the public, including schools, parks, rights of way, and sites managed by community groups.
Applications can be submitted at any time until the 16 December 2021.
For more information please go to:-  https://internationaltreefoundation.org/uk-community-tree-planting/


Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Standards Consultation

The draft Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Standards (formerly Healthcare Associated Infection Standards) are now available to download from the Healthcare Improvement Scotland website.
Please click here to access the draft standards.
The consultation is live and we would encourage you to provide feedback on all aspects of the standards, including the following:

  • standard statement
  • rationale, and
  • criteria. 

How to participate in the consultation process
We would encourage you to use our online survey to submit responses.
If you would prefer to complete a word version of the form, please contact us by email at his.standardsandindicators@nhs.scot
Please note that the consultation closes on Tuesday 7 December 2021.

Save the Date: Our World, Our Wellbeing

The NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Mental Health Improvement team are delighted to invite you to save the date for our upcoming Our World, Our Wellbeing event.
With COP26 being held in Glasgow this November, the event aims to look at the link between mental health and climate change, and what steps we can all take to protect both. We will be having a range of exciting speakers sharing information about the latest research in the area and best practice across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. It is a chance for us all to come together and take this important agenda forward.
The event will be held online on Teams, Wednesday 10th November, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon.
Please save the date in your diary if you are interested in attending. A formal invitation with full event details and information around how to book a place will follow.

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