Engage Daily Update - 29 September
Renfrewshire Community Survey
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is working with Renfrewshire Council and its partners to understand more about the experiences of individuals, families and the wider community in relation to alcohol and drug harm across the area.
This survey is for anyone aged 16+ years who lives or works in Renfrewshire.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs know that many people are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. However, people may feel too embarrassed, ashamed or afraid to talk to anyone else about this.
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs want to hear from you about local views, issues and experiences around substance use.
This will help them reach families affected by alcohol and drugs, including those who are not in touch with support services.
All survey responses will be treated in confidence.
Please help us by filling in this survey. It should take around 10 minutes to complete.
Feel free to share this link with other family members, friends, neighbours and work colleagues who may be interested in taking part.
Intergenerational Food Network Meeting - Monday 04 October 2021
This will be the final food network of 2021 and we are happy and excited to introduce this one to celebrate World Food Day. Celebrating World Food day and exploring Food for Life Get Togethers and bringing generations together through food. We will use this time to host a ‘Food for Life Get Together’ and look at ideas to explore bringing generations together looking at ideas from World Food Day and resources that can help out a Food for Life Get Together on.
Book your place here
Volunteer Leadership Learning Club with Engage Renfrewshire and the Open University
Want to learn about volunteer leadership in a supportive environment of your peers? Engage Renfrewshire and Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Leadership are pleased to launch the first Volunteer Leadership Learning Club in Scotland. This learning club is open to both paid staff that are leading volunteers in any capacity, and volunteers who are leading teams of other volunteers on any project.
The main aim of the club is to learn from one another, you will be following the Open University’s courses independently and bringing your ideas and thoughts back to the club for discussion. This first session is an information session to shape the club, discuss its running, and decide how we will go forward. NOTE: This is a rescheduled session, if you signed up previously your place is secured and you do not need to sign up again.
National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund - Match funding
This match fund has been launched by the National Emergencies Trust as part of its Coronavirus Appeal. It offers support to voluntary and community organisations in the UK by helping them to counter financial challenges created by the pandemic, including the inability to fundraise in the usual ways, reductions in staff and volunteers, and increased demand on their services.
Next deadline: 22nd October 2021
Bowel Cancer UK
Free bowel cancer awareness talks
Bowel cancer is currently the third most common cancer in Scotland and the second biggest cancer killer. Almost 3,800 people in Scotland are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, and nearly 1,700 people die annually from the disease.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way, as bowel cancer is treatable and curable, especially when caught early. That’s why we’re dedicated to raising awareness through our volunteer-led awareness programme.
What will be in the talk?
Our volunteers will deliver a 30-minute virtual presentation and highlight the following key awareness messages:
- Signs and symptoms – learn the most common symptoms of bowel cancer
- Risks – gain an awareness of the risk factors associated with bowel cancer
- Bowel Screening – learn about the NHS bowel screening programme and the importance of taking part
Our volunteers will also be happy to answer any questions you might have. Very often, they have had personal experience of bowel cancer, and therefore have a great deal of knowledge and wisdom to share.
We really do rely on the support of workplaces and community groups to help us raise awareness of this common, yet curable, cancer.
You can support our work by booking a talk today.
Wellbeing in Later Life (WeLL) Co-Lab Open Call
The Wellbeing in Later Life (WeLL) Co-lab is an exciting discovery programme that will bring together a learning network of older people, community leaders and activists, housing, third sector and public sector partners to test, share and grow opportunities to improve the lives and opportunities of older people, their families, and the communities in which they live. The programme will draw on the learning from examples of dementia friendly and compassionate communities to create a collective of age friendly compassionate communities across Scotland.
IFIC is requesting the brief Expressions of Interest proforma to be returned to Mandy Andrew by Friday 8th October 2021 email@example.com
Please contact Mandy, Associate Director, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland if you wish to discuss any matter relating to this expression of interest at firstname.lastname@example.org