Engage Daily Update - 22 March
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ASDA Foundation Supporting Communities During Covid-19
Asda Foundation recognise the difficulties which have risen during Covid-19. We are committed to supporting communities and have created new activities to support.
We have launched a Supporting Communities Grant to help provide support through lockdown in the areas of food, hygiene, and wellbeing. Community support is needed now more than ever, and Asda Foundation understand the importance of not only providing the necessities to those in need, but also the toll this is taking on the wellbeing of so many of us.
Is my group eligible for a grant? To be eligible to apply for a grant, your group must be one of the following: • A Charity • A Not for Profit Company • A Community Interest Company (CIC) • An Unincorporated Club or Association
How to apply? • The Community Champion in your local store is able to support you in completing your application. Please do not go into store to collect application forms, this is to ensure the safety of our customers and colleagues during this time. Please call, email or zoom Community Champions for support, they can email you your application electronically.
For much more information please go to:- https://www.asdafoundation.org/
Public Appointment – Chair of Redress Scotland – Call for Applications
I am delighted to confirm that Scottish Ministers are now seeking applications for the role of Chair of Redress Scotland. You can find out more information about this public appointment, and how to apply, by visiting the Appointed for Scotland website. A direct link to the advert is here. Please note, the closing date for applications is midnight 16 April 2021.
For decades, children in residential care in Scotland were failed by those entrusted to look after them. Scotland is taking steps to face up to those failings and is establishing a new financial redress scheme for survivors of historical abuse child abuse in care.
The Scottish Parliament passed the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill on 11 March 2021. The Bill creates a new independent public body, Redress Scotland, which will consider and make determinations about applications from survivors of historical abuse seeking financial redress.
While nothing can ever make up for the suffering survivors have endured, financial redress can provide acknowledgement and recognition of harm done. Scotland’s new redress scheme will offer a non-adversarial alternative route to justice – and provide access to support and apology – making a real difference to the lives of many.
Redress Scotland will carry out sensitive, challenging and often emotionally-charged work in assessing redress for survivors of historical child abuse in care. The Chair of Redress Scotland, in addition to providing strategic leadership and embedding a culture of trauma-informed practice, will actively participate in decision-making.
I’m sure you’ll agree, the right leadership is essential to ensure the best possible scheme for survivors which puts their needs first. I would appreciate if you could share this note and accompanying link with your networks to ensure the widest possible reach. The Public Appointments Team at Scottish Government has also tweeted to highlight the opportunity, which you may wish to share. Link to this tweet here