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Employment Focus - 20 October


LEAP Together
Project Coordinator - Contract 
This role is part-funded by the National Lottery Community Led Fund. Local Energy Action Plan (LEAP) is a registered charity operating in Renfrewshire. This role sits within LEAP Together, a community focussed area of the organisation, which includes the following projects: Lochwinnoch Feel Good Festival, Diggin’ It and the Community Larder

Work for us and promote recovery from mental ill health, empowering people to build independent fulfilled lives.
Youth Counsellor
Senior Crisis Support Worker
Senior Recovery Support Worker
Sessional Recovery Support Workers
Find out more here

Renfrewshire Carers Centre
Support Worker
Autism Carers Development Worker
Carer Information & Development Advisor
Board Members
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TFN - October 2023

Health and Care Scotland Newsletter - Carers in 'devastating' financial hardship

 News, Training and Events from Generations Working Together

Foundation Scotland - October Newsletter

Trading Standards Scotland Bulletin 19 October


Inclusive Employers Week Scotland

Find out how Supported Employment can bring new talent to your workplace. Introducing Inclusive Employers Week Scotland: 13 – 17 November 2023

The week aims to help employers increase their knowledge about the support that is available to recruit and retain disabled talent.

It will be packed with free online Information Sessions and taster training for employers, which is followed by DuoDay 2023, a day to promote equal employment opportunities and highlight the positive contributions disabled people make at work.

Find out more about how you can take part


Carers Rights Day - Employers Event

Thursday 02 November, 2pm – 4pm

An event to highlight Carers Rights Day, discussing the important role that employers have in supporting staff with caring responsibilities.
 Save the date for our pre-Carers Rights Day event on Thursday 2nd November.
C´╗┐arers Rights Day is coming up on November 23rd, 2023. In the run up we will be holding this session, highlighting some best practice from employers across Scotland in how they value and support staff who are carers.
We will be joined by speakers from recognised Carer Positive organisations, who will share their perspectives with us as both employers and as working carers. Attendees will be able to ask questions and participate in discussion that may be helpful in building their own supportive working environment for carers.
Carers Rights Day is an ideal time for employers to value members of staff with caring responsibilities and look at how their workplace practices can create a supportive working culture. The Carer Positive scheme supports employers in Scotland to do this and recognises organisations with good workplace support in place.
Click here to register your place on Eventbrite.


Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

This October, Cyrenians Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution is running a month-long conference, featuring a selection of free, online events covering subjects as various as teaching, prisoners, mediation and family support, yet all united by the conference’s theme: ‘Ripples… The Power of You.’
We have three events on next week. If you could give them any attention, either on social media or in a newsletter or even circulating around your team, I’d be grateful. I’ve included the information below; if you want it rewritten to fit a tweet or anything, please let me know, I’d be very happy to.
The Influence of Adults - A Young Person’s Perspective
Wednesday, 25 October, 11am
The SCCR Team and Aidan, Young Person Volunteer, will explore the different ways in which adults shape and influence young people. This workshop will look at a range of situations where adults can make a significant difference to a young person’s life and how their small actions can lead to big changes. The event will be followed by a Q&A.
You can reserve a free place at this online event by clicking here.
Off Beat Relationships
Thursday, 26 October, 10am
Scott McEwan will discuss his Relationship-Based Practice, which he has developed since retiring from patrolling the beat as part of the Police Service and taking up his role of Training and Development Officer role at the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). This learning has been used to break down barriers and make, maintain and mend relationships with those most ‘difficult to reach’ or ‘easy to ignore’ in society. The event will be followed by a Q&A.
You can reserve a free place at Scott's online event by clicking here.
Unwrapping the Power of the Teenage Brain
Friday, 27 October, 10.30am
Professor Judith Pratt will outline what we know about the neurobiology of the teenage brain in relation to behaviour and how this can have a ripple effect on relationships with others. From a neuroscience perspective, it will highlight the power of the teenage brain; from increased learning capacity to emotional experiences and creativity.
You can reserve a free place at Judith's online event by clicking here.


Police Scotland - Message from Assistant Chief Constable Tim Mairs

Police Scotland would like to reassure our communities in Scotland that, in relation to the situation in the Middle East, there is no intelligence to suggest there is any specific threat, here in Scotland.

We are aware that these current events may have an impact on residents of Scotland who have connections in the affected area.

We continue to monitor developments and work closely with our communities and national partners to reduce associated incidents occurring.

Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe, and we understand that people may have concerns as a result of this escalation, I would urge everyone to continue to work together and ensure no person or group in Scotland feels marginalised or isolated.

I would encourage you to inform Police Scotland of any increased tensions or any emerging risks, in addition to any other community concerns, you become aware of. This will allow us to work with communities to address any issues as effectively as possible.

If you have any information or concerns, I would urge you to contact the police either by calling 101, or dial 999, through Contact Scotland BSL or SMS 999 for emergencies, or by contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you are a victim or witness to Hate crime this can also be reported using our online hate crime reporting form on the Police Scotland website or via one of our Third Party Reporting Centres.

Thank you.

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