Engage Daily Update - 29 July
Support for Individuals
Scottish Community Safety Network response to Prime Minister & UK Government's 'Beating Crime Plan' proposals
Paisley Is - Things to do on a rainy day
While wall-to-wall sunshine would be lovely, we know it’s a little unrealistic to expect the weather to shine kindly on us ALL summer. Best to have some ideas and activities on hand for rainy days then…
Support for Organisations
INVEST in Renfrewshire have launched a Young Persons Guarantee Employer Recruitment Incentive for young people aged 16-24, living in Renfrewshire with a barrier to employment. Employers will received £4000 over 52 weeks if they pay the National Minimum Wage or £6000 if they pay the Living Wage. Young people must be currently unemployed (although can be in training) and have a barrier from the eligibility list - Full details and the application form are published on their website Employer Recruitment Incentive — Renfrewshires Young Persons Guarantee (ypguaranteerenfrewshire.com)
They can also support Modern Apprenticeships jobs however employers must pay the National Minimum Wage to qualify for this incentive.
Please support this on Twitter (investinren) so lots of young people can be supported into employment.
Senscot - Social Enterprise Health and Wellbeing Newsletter
SCVO Digital Update
Join the ALLIANCE, Age Scotland, See Me and VOX to discuss the wide-ranging mental health impacts of COVID-19 on Scotland’s older people.
Are you an older person with lived experience of mental health issues – whether you’ve used mental health or social care services, or not? Are you an individual or organisation that supports or works with older people who experience mental health issues? If so, this event is for you.
Age Scotland are partnering with the ALLIANCE, See me, and VOX to run an online consultation event on the 25 August 2021 which is going to discuss older people experiences regarding mental health.
Full details and how to sign up can be found here
Launch of Men's Shed Toolkit
The GCU Men’s Shed Research Team: We are excited to launch the first ever Men’s Shed Toolkit for the UK and Ireland; brought to you by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) and the National Lottery Community Fund. The toolkit was built with help from Men’s Shedders, Shed Associations and Shed support agencies from across the UK and Ireland and is designed to be a one-stop-shop for all of your Shedding needs.
The toolkit covers a wide range of topics, including:
- Acquiring premises
- Sourcing funding
- Health and Safety
- Dealing with paperwork
- Governance and communication
The toolkit is designed to support both those starting up new Sheds, and those who are already running Sheds who need advice on how to make their Shed more sustainable. The Toolkit can also be used as a useful resource for Shed support agencies and partners. To access the toolkit please click on the following link:
Men’s Shed Toolkit for UK and Ireland
You can also view the toolkit, along with all of our research outputs, on our GCU ‘Sheds for Sustainable Development’ webpage. Please feel free to circulate the Toolkit to any interested parties.
We would also like to invite you to our Men’s Shed Research Event where we will be officially launching the toolkit and will be presenting research findings from the four year GCU ‘Sheds for Sustainable Development’ project, that aimed to identify the key sustainability challenges that Men’s Sheds face, and the health and wellbeing benefits they can bring their users. We will also be hearing from exciting guest speakers from the Shedding world. Register on Eventbrite.