Engage Daily Update - 25 November
Engage Daily Update - 25 November

Engage Daily Update - 25 November


Reclaim the night - Silent Vigil - TONIGHT
The Gathering  5.00 pm – 6.00pm Dunn Square Paisley


Renfrewshire's 16 Days of Activism raising awareness of GBV begins tomorrow with a Silent Vigil in Dunn Square at 5.00 pm.

Our Provost will be in attendance and will lay a wreath to commemorate those who have lost their lives because of GBV.

Organisers have arranged a covid-safe way for people to pay their respects to those who have lost their lives because of domestic and sexual violence.

This annual event would normally include a public march through the streets of Paisley as a way of showing our solidarity and to raise awareness about violence against women and girls. We want to give you the opportunity to be physically present however the covid restrictions continue to make things more complicated.

We have therefore decided to hold an informal vigil between 5 and 6 pm on the 25 November in Dunn Square Paisley where you are welcome to tie a ribbon on the fence near the white ribbon wreath and take a quiet moment of reflection. Masks and social distancing are required.

Volunteers will be there to assist anyone who may need it.


Support for Individuals

Advice on moving to Net Zero

Paisley is one of the happiest places in Scotland, new poll reveals – The Gazette
PAISLEY is one of the happiest places to live in Scotland, according to an annual poll. The Renfrewshire town ranked ninth in the latest ‘happy at home’ index compiled by estate agents Rightmove. Happiness measures used to draw up the league table include friendliness and community spirit, green spaces and amenities such as schools, restaurants, shops and sports facilities.

Impact Arts - Make it Your Own - interior design project for care experienced young people aged 16-26


Support for Organisations

SCVO Digital Update

Digiren - October 2021


Understanding Paternal Mental Health Awareness
Following on from the success of our previous Understanding Paternal Mental Health Awareness sessions we are delighted to announce 3 new dates.
The sessions run for 2.5 hours and are open to anyone who works with families in and around the perinatal period, including conception, pregnancy, birth and in the infant stages.
While being a new parent (or getting ready for your next child’s birth) can be one of the greatest things, it’s also one of the toughest at times - for every mother and father and family member.
We recognise that no-one escapes the exhaustion, sleep deprivation and change in family finances, relationships and routine. Everyone struggles at times.
Over the past 10 years in Scotland we’ve seen a growing interest in supporting new mothers and their infants, matched by a real commitment from government, the NHS and voluntary agencies to improve the services we offer. But where is dad in all of this and how do we support him?

Please follow the link to book your place  -

If you are interested but are unable to make these dates or have any questions please contact christopherscott@ggc.scot.nhs.uk for more information.



Participatory public engagement in digital health and care: moving beyond conventional engagement methods

Sonja Erikainen - Centre of Biomedicine, Self and Society, University of Edinburgh
Sonja and colleagues were commissioned to undertake a rapid knowledge synthesis of participatory public engagement methods, to explore and inform innovative participatory approaches that can be used by the Scottish Government to move beyond conventional engagement methods in digital health and care. They used this synthesis to bring together existing knowledge on participatory public engagement methods in a usable way that can help decision-makers to plan and design participatory public engagement activities around digital health and care, and identify and involve the most appropriate publics. In this presentation, Sonja will discuss the findings and outline 5 families of participatory public engagement methods identified through their study.
Moving beyond the “too hard” box
Nel Whiting - Digital Health & Care, Scottish Government
Zoe Rohde - Digital Health & Care, Scottish Government
In November 2020 the Digital Delivery Citizen Board, part of the Scottish Government's Digital Health and Care Directorate, approved the establishment of a Task and Finish Group to explore approaches to citizen engagement. The purpose of the group was to scope out where and how to focus efforts to optimise citizen engagement relating to the development and delivery of digital health and care. This presentation describes the work of the group, the challenges and opportunities it found, the recommendations it made, and early progress and planning to deliver on next steps.
Meaningful citizen engagement can be challenging when designing a single service. When it relates to a complex landscape that encompasses strategy, policy and services delivered by a range of partners, this is intensified. We are at the beginning of our journey, but there is a real desire to move out of the "too hard" box.
Digital inclusion
Laura Howat - Head of Mental Health, Addictions and Learning Disability Services, Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it was more important than ever to find a way to digitally connect with the people we support. To complement our welfare calls and emergency respite, we took advantage of our existing Facebook pages and WhatsApp groups to run virtual groups. This presentation shows how Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership overcame barriers to help the people it supports engage with digital technology via the use of digital groups. Through support from the Connecting Scotland fund, staff worked together with supported people and parents and carers to help them access the groups.

Please sign up using the Eventbrite link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/digital-engagement-in-health-and-social-care-research-policy-and-practice-tickets-198285757037



CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund
YouthLink Scotland is now receiving applications for the latest round of the Scottish Government’s CashBack for Communities Youth Work Fund. Funded projects must be delivered between 01 April 2022 and 31 March 2023.
We welcome proposals for the delivery of targeted youth work activity programmes for young people aged between 10 and 24 that:

  • Support young people most at risk of being involved in antisocial behaviour, offending or re-offending into positive destinations.
  • Support young people most at risk of entering the justice system.

A total of £700,000 is available.
The closing date for applications is 1.00pm on Friday 17 December 2021
If you have any questions or require further support, email Roisin Bathe, Grants Administrator - rbathe@youthlinkscotland.org
For more information on guidelines and how to apply please go to:- https://bit.ly/3HNVYVy



Sessional Youth Worker - The Tannahill Centre



The survey asks a range of questions about organisations’ experiences of public procurement in Scotland and invites them to take part in an interview with one of our researchers. The closing date for completing the survey is 21 December 2021


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