Engage Daily Update - 24 August
Engage Daily Update - 24 August

Engage Daily Update - 24 August


Support for Individuals

New scheme aims to attract 60 young people on benefits into NHS jobs


Support for Organisations

Social Security Scotland Newsletter

Third Sector Collaboration Week starts on 30 August - click here to find out more

Police Scotand - Cyber Security - Windows Print Spooler Alert


Online Events

Renfrewshire Health & Wellbeing Network  – Tuesday 14 September 9am-10.25am
An information and networking event for health and wellbeing service providers from voluntary and public sectors in Renfrewshire. Register here
We’ve achieved successes in Renfrewshire from collaborative working; and we want to enhance and build on our good cross-sector relationships.
September's speakers are:

  • Lynne Kerr, Senior Service Delivery Officer – Advice Works (Benefits & Advice Services)
  • Bella Kerr, Intergenerational Development Officer - Generations Working Together
  • Michelle Guthrie, Mental Health Improvement Senior - Perinatal Mental Health, NHS GGC

If you deliver health- and /or wellbeing-related services in Renfrewshire's public or voluntary sectors, you are invited to join us for a short information networking event.
You'll hear flash presentations from other health and wellbeing service providers, then join small break-out rooms to gather and share more detailed info. All from your desk!
This event will run on MS Teams. Please register on Eventbrite now and a link will be sent to you on Monday 13 September. We look forward to welcoming you.



Emergency First Aid at Work training
7 free spaces.
Through funding from the SPG, Active Communities has spaces for third sector partners (staff/volunteers) for Emergency First Aid at work training on 16 September 9am-4.30pm in the Tannahill Centre. One space per organisation/community group, allocated on a first come first serve basis. Please email  audrey@activecommunities.co.uk to register interest.



Scotland Loves Local Fund helps town centres bounce back – The Gazette
CASH is being made available to help breathe new life into the area’s town centres as they emerge from the Covid pandemic. Projects run by the likes of community groups and charity trusts can benefit from the Scotland Loves Local Fund, which will provide match funding of between £5,000 and £25,000. Renfrewshire South MSP Tom Arthur, whose constituency stretches from Johnstone to Barrhead, has urged local projects to apply. He said: “Renfrewshire South has a number of fantastic community projects to stimulate growth and footfall and this funding will allow them to continue to make our town centres a more vibrant place and stimulate the local economy. For more info see https://lovelocal.scot/


As part of UWS 2021 Freshers' Plans, we're hosting online volunteering fairs to help promote opportunities to students. If you have any roles you'd like to promote, it would be great if you can join us.

All our fairs will be held on Zoom but each will focus on opportunities relevant and accessible to students based at a specific campus

Each organisation will be allocated 5 minutes to introduce yourselves and your roles, then answer any questions students have

We will have all relevant contacts and links prepared in advance to ensure students can take the first step and register for any roles they are interested in.


Virtual Volunteering Fairs Schedule

Lanarkshire Campus Tues 14 Sep 2021 14:00-15:00
Paisley Campus Wed 15 Sep 2021 14:00-15:00
Ayr Campus Thur 16 Sep 2021 14:00-15:00

Please complete this registration form if you'd like to attend:


Scottish Health Awards 2021

Each year the Scottish Health Awards provides an important opportunity to recognise and celebrate the work of those dedicated individuals and teams who deliver high quality health and care services to the people of Scotland.
Again this year, NHS Scotland and its partners across health and social care have risen to the challenge of dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our staff have adapted their services to support as many people as possible - maintaining urgent care, flexing capacity and developing innovative ways of working.  It is more important than ever to recognise and reward staff for what they have been doing day-in and day-out. We would appreciate your support by encouraging nominations through your existing networks.
The closing date for nominations is Thursday 26 August 2021. The launch marks the start of a 10-week nomination period where the public and those working across our health and social care system can nominate individuals and teams who have gone that extra mile to provide the highest quality health and care for the people of Scotland. 
There are sixteen award categories including a People’s Choice Award which will be open to a public vote from 13 September.

  1. Support Worker Award
  2. Innovation Award
  3. Volunteers Award
  4. Midwife Award
  5. Allied Health Professional Award
  6. Young Achiever Award
  7. Unsung Hero Award
  8. Care for Mental Health Award
  9. Integrated Care Award
  10.  Tackling Health Inequalities Award (previously Healthier Lifestyle Award)
  11. Leader of the Year Award
  12. Nurse Award
  13. Doctor Award
  14. Top Team Award
  15. Global Citizenship Award
  16. People’s Choice Award

Nominations must  be submitted online by 26 August at http://www.scottishhealthawards.com

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