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Engage Daily Update - 31 August
Engage Daily Update - 31 August

Engage Daily Update - 31 August

31/08/2021


Scottish Government Update

Scottish Government - Supporting Test and Protect Update

 

Support for Individuals

NHS GG&C Update

Please continue to wear masks and socially distance

We would like to remind people attending hospitals or using our services to continue to follow COVID-19 guidelines.

Should you need to attend a hospital, you must:

  • Wear a face covering or mask at all times, unless you are exempt. If you are exempt please make this clear to hospital staff.
  • Avoid congregating and respect social distancing measures at all times, we ask that you continue to follow two metre social distancing rules when at any of our facilities.
  • Use hand sanitising stations before entering and leaving our sites.

If you are unwell, or if you have been deemed to be a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have been advised to self-isolate or have to self-isolation for another reason (e.g travelling from a country requiring quarantine), do not go to hospital. Should you require medical assistance that is not life threatening dial 111. In the event of emergency always dial 999.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

 

Events



Mossvale - Doors Open Day Renfrewshire - Saturday 04 September 2021

Join us in The Mossy Café from 6pm, find out about the history of Mossvale Church in Shortroods, (craft activities for the kids, free hot drinks for ages 70+) and stay for the switching on ceremony of the Tree of Hope at 8pm, our stunning light sculpture and memorial tree.
After so many losses in 2020 – loss of life, cancellation of events and celebrations, Mossvale wanted to create a beacon of hope that could be seen and appreciated by everyone living or passing through the North of Paisley. Our beautiful plum tree has been repurposed as a Tree of Hope. This sculpture of nature and light combined will change in appearance through the seasons, with springtime blossoms, leaves and fruit, through to winter again, providing a comforting radiant glow. The tree will remind us that during dark or stormy times there is light, and there is hope.
Funding for the Tree of Hope was received from the Renfrewshire Council Cultural Recovery, Renewal Fund: Town Centre, Neighbourhood Creative Installations Grant
 
A short film will be made after the event for our YouTube channel for those who are unable to attend.

 

Training

Funded spaces on social entrepreneurship training programme -The Circle Academy
 
The next cohort starts in September. There are 3 groups we are looking to target for the next cohorts of the programme:

  • People under the age of 30
  • People living or working in rural areas
  • People whose business is in the environmental space

See the brochure for the Academy with a more detailed explanation of the features and benefits of the programme. You can also hear about the impact of the programme from one of the alumni in this short video: https://vimeo.com/591500123
 
Applications for the next cohort can be made here: https://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/xvaIzlBO

 

SCCR - Free and online workshops dealing with mental health, resilience and conflict

YOUNG PEOPLE EVENT - SCCR Conflict Resolution - Resilience: Bouncing Back
Tuesday 7 September, 12pm-12.40pm
Are you a young person (16-25)? Want to learn more about conflict resolution? We have created a series of conflict resolution training based on our normal face to face training but adapted for an online event. Each session is about 40 minutes long and this session 'Resilience: Bouncing back' explores what resilience means to each of us, how to build on resilience and understand how resilience can be used in family relationships with conflict.
Click here for more details and to reserve a place
 
SCCR Conflict Resolution Session Series - Family Conflict Triggers
Tuesday 7 September, 12pm-12.40pm                                                
Are you a professional, practitioners or volunteer who works with young people and families? We have created a series of conflict resolution training based on our normal face to face training but adapted for an online event. Each session is about 40 minutes long and this session 'Family Conflict Triggers' explores those little things that can escalate and cause conflict, and how to manage these. 
Click here for more details and to reserve a place
 
SCCR Conflict Resolution Session Series - Anxious & Afraid
Wednesday 8 September, 12pm-12.45pm
Are you a professional, practitioners or volunteer who works with young people and families? Each session is 40 minutes long and this session 'Anxious and Afraid' explores anxiety and Following the session, you will be able to relate to the emotional state of being anxious and afraid, and to be able to explore some of the science behind this state to improve individual wellbeing.
Click here for more details and to reserve a place
 
SCCR Conflict Resolution Session Series - Growing up is never easy
Wednesday 8 September, 2pm-2.45pm
Are you a professional, practitioners or volunteer who works with young people and families? We have created a series of conflict resolution training based on our normal face to face training but adapted for an online event. Each session is about 40 minutes long and this session 'Growing up is never easy" explores the process of growing up. 
Click here for more details and to reserve a place

Understanding Paternal Mental Health training 
While being a new parent (or getting ready for your second, third or fourth child) can be one of the greatest things, it’s also tough at times - for every mother and father. No-one escapes the exhaustion, sleep deprivation and change in family 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?’
 
Book now:

 Or contact christopherscott@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or Nicola.bissett@ggc.scot.nhs.uk for more info

 

Funding

The GVC Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to groups and projects delivering sport, healthy activity projects, and projects supporting men's physical and mental health. The fund was first available in 2019 but was paused in 2020 due to the pandemic. 

Priority will be given to small, local organisations in areas of disadvantage, run by people directly affected by the issues they are dealing with and have a clear understanding of the needs they are supporting.

Funding is allocated based on an assessment of the application and review by a panel. For more details on our assessment processes please visit How funding decisions are made.

For more information please go to:- Online Form (force.com)

The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF) from Scottish Government aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform. To be eligible for a grant, organisations must have had an income of less than £200,000 in their last financial year.  Grants can be spent over 12 months and the aim is to deliver a simple way to support organisations to trial new ideas and build capacity, so they can be more ready to access larger funding pots from elsewhere or develop fruitful local partnerships or initiatives. Open until 10 September.
Full details can be found here, including some examples of possible project ideas.

 

Challenge Poverty Week 2021 

Everything you need for Challenge Poverty Week from Poverty Alliance

Challenge Poverty Week is now 5 weeks away (04-10 October)! There’s plenty of time to get involved, and we’ve got lots of resources to help you do so. If you’re getting involved but haven’t let us know yet, click here!
 
Join a Get Involved meeting - Anyone is welcome to attend one of our final online Get Involved meetings, which will talk you through what CPW is about and how you can get involved. Sign up below.

View all our resources - Visit challengepoverty.net to view all our resources to help you get involved, including:

Upcoming resources - We will have more resources closer to the week and we will be in touch when these become available. 

  • Editable template graphics
  • Themed suggested social media content
  • Policy asks and policy explainer handbook (linking with daily themes)
  • Daily GIFs and animation

 
Activity calendar - Already know what you’re doing for the week? Add your activities to our online activity calendar!
 
Be part of our media briefing - In the lead up to CPW we’ll get in touch with the press to let them know what’s happening during the week. If you would like to be part of this briefing, please contact megan.mcgrath@povertyalliance.org by 16 September.
 
Lastly, please feel free to get in touch with suzi.murning@povertyalliance.org if you have any questions or to set up a 121.

 

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