Engage Daily Update - 21 October
Scottish Government have launched the Long COVID Campaign, which seeks to highlight the long-term effects of COVID-19 (long COVID) and offers advice on self-managing symptoms. The support available to those who are suffering is also highlighted by signposting further information available via NHS inform
The campaign messages can be downloaded here:
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Safe Space LGBT group
Newly relaunched: face-to-face meetings of the Safe Space LGBT group for young people aged 14 to 19 years old.
Young people in the group have already raised LGBT bullying as an issue and the group will be making a start on writing an anti-bullying policy.
If you know of any young person who would benefit from attending the group please share the below details. Additionally, if you have had any LGBT issues or concerns raised by young people, and are able to share these, please do so by contacting Stuart McCartney, Community Learning Officer with Youth Services firstname.lastname@example.org
The Safe Space will be meeting every Wednesday 4:30pm in the board room at West Primary, Newton St.
The group also hope to have trips, guest speakers, and a social calendar as well.
Outdoors Scotland Tourism Strategy
Wild Scotland and Sail Scotland are undertaking a tourism planning process that will result in an Outdoors Scotland Tourism Strategy for Scotland’s Marine, Adventure and Wildlife industry sectors. This initiative is designed to give the Marine, Adventure and Wildlife tourism industry a unique opportunity to look at emerging opportunities, and to discuss ways of addressing issues and concerns that together will generate a greater return from our visitors and build a stronger industry.
The link to the project web site landing page is - https://bts.scot/outdoors-scotland-strategy/workshops-2/
A series of geographical participative interactive workshops for the industry are being held. The workshops will be interactive and we will share with participants the key findings from Stage 1 and the results of the primary UK Consumer research undertaken by 56 Degree Insight. Importantly we are looking to gather your views in assessing the past, success to date, challenges and ways forward in shaping and delivering the Outdoors Scotland Tourism Strategy.
The workshops are open to any business, community group, local authority with an interest in Marine, Adventure or Wildlife Tourism.
Register yourself to attend the workshop by clicking on this link: Monday 29th November 2.00 – 5.00 Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley, Inverclyde & Bute, location Greenock and the venue will be the Beacon Arts Centre from 2.00 – 5.00.
COP26 - What we're doing locally to tackle climate change
As the COP26 unfolds on our doorstep we will be showcasing projects and organisations that are tackling environmental change head-on throughout Renfrewshire. We are also aware that many of our members have made conscious decisions to limit their environmental impact. We believe that no action is too small and would like to share these throughout the network.
If your organisation has made an environmentally geared change you can share it here: https://bit.ly/3BQiKsk
Just click on the ‘New’ button and submit your responses or browse those already submitted.
We’ll use the space as a means of celebrating local action, drawing attention to unseen issues, and hopefully inspiring others.