Engage Daily Update - 22 June
Engage Daily Update - 22 June

Engage Daily Update - 22 June


Support for Individuals

Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 21 June

GRAMNet & BEMIS Film Series 2020/21
For the World Refugee Day screening of the 2020/21 GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series we’re brigning back a film that we wanted to show a few years ago, when our host venue was temporary closed due to the School of Art fire. 69 Minutes of 86 Days by Egil Håskjold Larsen is a moving documentary that follows three year-old Lean’s journey from an unfamiliar port in Greece on the edge of a beach, through passport controls, congested trains, tents, and a large field, to the quiet streets of Uppsala, Sweden.
Watch the film online (available for free until 23 June in the UK) and join us for the live Q&A with the filmmaker.
Live Q&A: Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 7pm, on Zoom.


Support for Organisations

Social Enterprise Awards Scotland - Applications now open



Foundation Scotland - Does your organisation help improve health and social welfare or provide opportunities for training, education, and career development for people aged 25? If so, the Essentia Foundation has grants up to £3,000. *APPLICATION DEADLINE 28th JUNE*


Information for deaf or hearing impaired patients relating to Covid-19 vaccinations

If you have a deaf or hearing impaired patient or service user and they have their vaccination appointment planned or they have concerns about their appointment, please signpost them to the British Sign Language/subtitled COVID-19 vaccination appointment video on the NHSGGC website for further information on what to expect when they attend their appointment  - https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-issues/covid-19-coronavirus/for-patients-the-public/bsl-other-languages/bsl-info/

Feedback suggests that patients are concerned about not hearing the questions asked at their appointment due to background noise and staff wearing masks. The video highlights the questions asked in the health screening form and in relation to possible COVID exposure.

Patients or service users can book a BSL interpreter for their appointment via the COVID-19 helpline by booking through the https://contactscotland-bsl.org/reg/  app or by calling the COVID-19 Helpline - 0800 030 8013 with their appointment details.”
The following is the link to NHS Scotland Covid-19 guidance and information resource for the latest updated advice. The translated from English formats are in the “Other Languages and Formats” section near the bottom of this page. There is a broad range of information covered from physical distancing, pregnancy, testing and stay at home guidance.

This also links to the English Audio Formats -


Venture Trust Update

Venture Trust's wilderness journeys are back! As part of delivering our unique three-phase personal development programmes that include one-to-one and group support, outdoor learning experience, and ongoing skills development and community-based support.

If you, your team or organisation work with young people, adults and/or veterans struggling with issues such as:

  • involvement with the criminal justice system
  • long term unemployment
  • addiction
  • a history of trauma/harm
  • isolation
  • homelessness

Then we are looking to work with you in improving lives and creating safer communities in Scotland.
Where? We take referrals and work in your local authority area.

  • Criminal justice programmes focused on rehabilitation and reducing offending throughout Scotland 
  • Employability programmes for young people facing hardship and disadvantage in Scotland 
  • Programmes for ex-service personnel struggling with civilian life 
  • Personal development programmes that significantly improve people’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, relationships and use of local support and services   

Find out what we do and how to make a referral or get in touch: What we do

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