Engage Update - 28 March
Fèis Phàislig is an arts organisation that promotes interest, education and participation in the traditional arts and Gaelic culture across Renfrewshire.
They currently programming some live public performances for our Ceilidh Trail group in early April.
The group have already been able to record an album of traditional music and Gaelic song, perform at COP26 and host their own album launch event in Paisley last November. Now, with support from each of the Local Partnership Groups, we are able to offer FREE public performances to organisations and community groups.
Do you know of any local organisations, groups or events that would be able to host a short concert / performance with our young musicians?
From Mon 4th-Wed 6th April (first week of Easter holidays) and we are looking to reach all areas of Renfrewshire with as many different audiences as we can.
Get in touch directly with Grant on 07595175099 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Support for Individuals
Medics seek public support in accessing urgent care
Two years since the first national lockdown was put in place, clinicians at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are calling on the public not to attend busy A&Es unless their condition is very urgent or life-threatening.
An increase in community transmission of COVID-19 has seen significant numbers of patients admitted to hospitals – and staffing challenges caused with colleagues infected or impacted by COVID – create a ‘perfect storm’, increasing pressure on already busy A&E departments.
Support for Organisations
Generations Working Together Network Meetings
Generations Working Together local network meetings have not taken place face to face for a long time. We have two booked this year one in Inverclyde on 17 May and one in Greater Renfrewshire on 01 September. You are invited to both as we have a joint network bringing the two regions together, though many of you will only manage to one.
Save the date
Inverclyde 17 May 10 am to 12 noon
Johnstone 01 September 1pm – 3pm
The network meeting will explore intergenerational work and we will look at ideas going forward and share across areas and between organisations and make connections. The Agenda will follow with invites to the meetings. I am contacting you now to draw attention to the dates and hope that you can manage off your bust schedule to come and meet again face to face in a safe environment.
Renfrewshire Draft Housing Strategy
Housing performs a fundamental role in meeting the needs of local people, communities and the economy. The Local Housing Strategy sets out a framework of action, investment and partnership working to deliver local housing priorities. It outlines Renfrewshire’s strategic vision and priorities for the delivery of housing and housing related services and the outcomes we want to achieve and the range of actions the Council and its partners will take to achieve this. It covers all tenures and types of accommodation and reflects both national priorities and local needs.
How your organisation can contribute
We are seeking your views on our consultative draft of the Local Housing Strategy on what you think of the draft Strategic Priorities and accompanying actions. The detail of how we aim to achieve these Strategic Priorities is contained within the draft Local Housing Strategy with accompanying actions designed to achieve these priorities.
We would welcome your organisation’s views on the draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 and the proposed strategic priorities and actions. This is vital to ensuring that the Local Housing Strategy reflects local issues and the priorities and the actions we have to make to address them. A copy of the questionnaire is included with this letter.
You can find the draft Local Housing Strategy 2022-2027 on the Renfrewshire Council website at: https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/NewLocalHousingStrategy
where you will also find a summary version.
The quickest way to share your views on this draft strategy, is by completing the online version of the questionnaire, which is available for you to register your comments up to the closing date of 13 June 2022.
The questionnaire is available at: www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/newlocalhousingstrategy
Whilst the easiest way to respond is by our online questionnaire, we can also accept your completed questionnaire and/or comments by email to:
email@example.com or by post. Or you can post your completed questionnaire or any comments to: Place Strategy Team, Economy and Development, Chief Executive’s Service, Renfrewshire Council, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley. PA1 1WB.
All responses must be submitted before 13 June 2022.
In addition to the above, we will be organising consultation events including online discussions hosted on Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in taking part, please email us before 3 May 2022 at: firstname.lastname@example.org telling us the particular areas you would be interested in discussing.
Statisticians for Society Scoping
Statisticians for Society aims to connect professional statisticians with third sector organisations that need help collecting, analysing and presenting data. It is free and open to charities and other third sector organisations with an annual income of less than £1million. You can read case studies of some organisations that have benefitted from the service.
We are hosting a drop-in session for organisations in need of statistical expertise called ‘Meet the Statistician: data support for the third sector’. The event will be held on Tuesday 29 March from 10am – 1pm and it is a chance for charities and other third sector organisations to get help from our statistical experts in identifying the data support they need and formulate potential solutions to tackle them.
Please make use of next week’s drop-in; It is suitable for anyone who is interested in using our service and wants to know more about using data and evidence for decision making.
Campaign for Learning Events
Ideas Box Workshop: Ways to Wellbeing | 28 April
A free workshop with ideas for supporting wellbeing with families.
Ideas Box Workshop: Celebrating Pride |19 May
A free workshop with ideas for celebrating Pride month (June) with families.
Family Learning Festival: Free planning workshops | Throughout May
Family Learning Festival brings families, communities, and organisations together to celebrate learning. This year's festival will run from 15 - 30 October 2022. Find out more at the free planning workshops.
Wellbeing for families, communities and you | 6 and 7 July 2022
This two day online conference will look at how you can embed wellbeing in your offer to support the families you work with, your colleagues and most importantly, you. Earlybird tickets available until 2 May.