Engage Update - 19 April
Engage Update - 19 April

Engage Update - 19 April


Learning Exchange on ESOL 

Learning Exchange on ‘ESOL in the Community’ which will take place on Tuesday 26 April 2022, from 10.00am – 12.30pm, via Zoom.

This is intended as an opportunity for those involved with ESOL work, from across Scotland. to share issues and approaches and to consider how, as communities, we can better address needs and challenges.  

Key speakers include: Education Scotland, St Aloysius Church, WEA Highland, The Welcoming, Grampian Regional Equalities Council; Sewing2gether All Nations

See full agenda here

For booking, please register here through Google Forms and you will receive the relevant joining link, a week prior to the session.

In the wake of our previous Learning Exchange, on the theme of Employability, we also attach the summary report, for information.


NHS Minor Injury Units

Get seen, treated and discharged in 4 hours or less at an MIU

Did you know, there are three dedicated Minor Injury Units (MIU) across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde which could see, treat and discharge you in less than four hours?
MIUs treat a vast range of injuries and for many patients, provide a more appropriate place to receive treatment than a busy A&E.

If you have a minor injury, you can attend one of our dedicated MIU sites at New Stobhill HospitalNew Victoria Hospital the  Vale of Leven Hospital. Before attending, you should call NHS24 on 111 to access our team of specialist nurses who can assess you virtually and provide you with an appropriate time to attend your nearest MIU to help minimise your waiting time.
Find out more about our MIUs on the NHSGGC website: https://www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/right-care-right-place/minor-injuries-unit/

In the wake of our previous Learning Exchange, on the theme of Employability, we also attach the summary report, for information.


Support for Organisations

Police Scotland - Cryptocurrency Investment Scam - Alert


Fair Start Scotland: giving you the confidence to find a job that is right for you

Fair Start Scotland is a voluntary programme that helps you overcome barriers to finding a job.
They look at your needs, to help find a job that is right for you. Susan got in touch with Fair Start last year and was amazed by the difference the Fair Start support made, she said “I’d been looking for a job for ages that fits around my children. Within a week I had an interview. My work coach is unreal, she goes above and beyond. I couldn’t have done it without her.”
Fair Start is available to anyone aged 18-65 and currently unemployed. They will help:

  • Find a job matched to your skills and lifestyle – including part-time hours.
  • Make sure you won’t be financially worse off.
  • Find the training and skills you want.

They provide extra support if you have a disability or health condition, need help with reading, writing or numbers, have addiction issues, have care responsibilities, or have previous convictions.
Send a WhatsApp to 07970451687 to start your Fair Start conversation or call them on 0300 303 3381.
You can find them online at www.thewisegroup.co.uk/fairstart or on Facebook @wisegroup.se


The next online community of practice is on the 12 May from 4-5:30pm. This Open Mind Network will be exploring the theme of Gather and this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week theme of reducing loneliness. 
We will be using a teach-meet format inviting practitioners to share a current project or idea for 5 minutes that covers these themes. If you'd be interested in giving a short talk send us an email at lewis@scienceceilidh.com or alancreatepaisley.org.uk and let us know what you'd like to share with the group. 
There will also be the opportunity for networking, wider group discussions on the themes and breakout rooms to explore the group's interests. 
Book your free spot here. 
You can catch up on the spotlight talk from Professor Paul Ramchandani at the last Open Mind Network here and see the padlet of resources and discussions here.
Linked below are some other upcoming events and funding opportunities that might be of interest to you:

Moving Minds (4-6 May) - a blend of in person and online events exploring young people's mental health and wellbeing through dance. 

#CreativeConnect (28 April) - networking event for creatives to come together, share advice and peer support and find inspiration from each other. 

Mary Janet King Fund - for community groups working with young people in arts and music.