Engage Daily Update - 22 July
Engage Daily Update - 22 July

Engage Daily Update - 22 July


IN-Ren (Integration Network Renfrewshire)

We’re launching IN-Ren (Integration Network Renfrewshire); and we’re inviting you to be part of it.
If you are from a minority ethnic background and live in Renfrewshire, you are warmly invited to attend the first session on Monday 26 July at 4pm, on Zoom. All you need to bring is a willingness to share your thoughts and experiences of life in Renfrewshire as a person from a minority ethnic background, as well as an enthusiasm for making suggestions for positive change and improvement.  
Join the Zoom Meeting here with the passcode 373077
or using the meeting ID: 865 9664 7984 and Passcode: 373077
Find out more here


Support for Individuals

Integration network launched by TSI to combat racism - TFN

Tenancy Sustainment For Survivors in Renfrewshire 
See flyer for more information
Referral form


Online Events/Training

Scotland's public finances in 2022-23 and the impact of Covid - 10 August. Allan Young and Sheghley Ogilvie are working on SCVO's response to the call for views on Scotland's public finances in 2022-23 and the impact of Covid. Please join with colleagues in the sector to share your views. At this meeting the focus will be hearing from you to build on SCVO's existing evidence collected through the pandemic.


2021 Surf Awards

The SURF Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious in the field of Scottish community regeneration.

This year the 5 categories are:

  • Community Led Regeneration
  • Supporting Youth Employability
  • Scotland’s Most Improved Place
  • Housing and Regeneration
  • Creative Regeneration

The SURF Awards are delivered each year by SURF, a regeneration forum with over 300 cross-sector member organisations across Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. The purpose is to highlight, celebrate and share the achievements of initiatives that address physical, social and economic challenges in communities across Scotland.

So if you know of or work with a great project or you think the area that you live/work in is worthy of the 'Most Improved Place' title them put them forward for an Award! It is a straightforward application form!

Information and application materials are available on the SURF website at: https://www.surf.scot/surf-awards/

For queries please contact Emma Scott on emma@surf.scot 

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 6th September.


Consultation - Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing: Refreshed Action Plan

I am pleased to present this draft action plan for your review, on behalf of the Scottish Library and Information Council, the ALLIANCE, the Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre, and the Scottish Government Self Management and Health Literacy team.
We would appreciate your feedback by 23 August to ann.wales@dhi-scotland.com . This timescale will enable us to finalise the action plan and initiate delivery in the autumn of this year.
The plan sets out how libraries in local authorities, schools and other sectors will work with partners in health and social care and the third sector to become central hubs for trusted health and wellbeing information in their communities. In this role they will act as key facilitators in helping people to emerge from COVID as partners and leaders in their own health and wellbeing.
Why your feedback is important
We would value your input to the shared priorities across our organisations set out in this plan. These include:

  • Enabling people to use digital health information tools and services, building digital, information and health literacy, and maximising digital inclusion.
  • Using information services to support mental health and wellbeing, including among young people and  the elderly.
  • Reaching and empowering groups at risk of exclusion from health and care services.

Key areas for feedback
The draft plan sets out proposed activities for the next two years which can be delivered within existing resource. We would particularly value your feedback on:

  • Vision, Focus and Objectives (sections 1-3 respectively)
  • Outcomes and Impact (section 7)
  • Potential for your organisation to collaborate with library services to support shared aims outlined in this action plan.
  • Your thoughts on priorities for development beyond the two year mark

Draft Action Plan

Nicola Dickie
Chief Officer, Health and Social Care, COSLA. 
Chair of Action Planning Group, Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing

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