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Engage Update - 08 January

Happy New Year!

We hope you had a safe and happy festive period.

Welcome to our first E-Alert of 2024.


Volunteer Manager's Forum - 29 January

The Volunteer Managers Forum is back!

This forum is an opportunity for all volunteer managers/coordinators across Renfrewshire to connect with each other, share resources and best practise, and keep updated with all things volunteering.

The first forum of 2024 is taking place on Monday 29 January from 10-11:30am in the Glencoats meeting room at Engage Renfrewshire. This initial session will be an opportunity to network with other organisations across Renfrewshire, we will also have discussions around how you – as key members – would like the forum to be structured, what topics and themes you would like covered next year and how often you would like to forum to be ran.

Book your place here


Renfrewshire Wellbeing Network

16 January 2024
1.30pm - 3.30pm

Our first network meeting of 2024 will be held in the community-led health and wellbeing hub Station 7 in Johnstone!

Join us for an afternoon of news and updates from Engage Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire HSCP, presentations from external speakers and time for connecting with other Community Wellbeing Network members and a cuppa.

This will also be an opportunity to meet Aniara, Engage Renfrewshire’s new Community Engagement Assistant. She is working on the development of the network and supporting network members with projects and ongoing promotion of activities.

Book to join:

Online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/renfrewshire-wellbeing-network-january-meeting-online-tickets-tickets-778190577967
In Person: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/renfrewshire-wellbeing-network-january-meeting-in-person-tickets-tickets-773660558557


Public Consultation for the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill

We are delighted to announce the launch our public consultation for the Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill. 
The consultation can be found online at: https://consult.gov.scot/mental-health-unit/learning-disabilities-autism-neurodivergence-bill/
There is an explanation of how to respond and the consultation paper is provided in alternative formats, including: Easy Read, audio, British Sign Language, child-friendly version with an accompanying adult’s guide, and a summary version. You can also request paper copies.
We will also be providing information on upcoming consultation events at this link in the New Year.
We would be grateful if you could share this through your networks and groups. We would like this consultation to reach as many people as possible to gather their views and have their say.
We strongly encourage you, your members, and those you support to submit a response to the consultation. One of the ways to do this is online on Citizen Space at the link above.
You can also submit a response in writing, audio, video, or BSL video by sending via email to LDAN.Bill@gov.scot.
The News Release can be found here:  Building a fairer Scotland - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)


Fair Food Renfrewshire Survey

Fair Food Renfrewshire is a food partnership for Renfrewshire.
Our common vision is access to good food for all. We want Renfrewshire citizens to enjoy and benefit from food locally grown, produced, bought, cooked, and eaten each day.
This survey is for any group, organisation or business involved in - or would like to be involved in:

  • providing nutritional or cooking classes in the community
  • providing food support
  • growing food in a public or communal space.

Three of our priorities are;

  • Working to reduce, then eradicate food poverty, by promoting a collaborative approach across all communities, ensuring a dignified and fair access to healthy and affordable food for all.
  • Increased access and availability of growing grounds in every town and village within Renfrewshire.
  • Widen access and availability to educational opportunities regarding nutrition and cooking skills, and wider use of "home economics" type classes within education, health and community settings.

 We are looking for information about what currently happens to provide food support, grow food and provide food nutrition or cooking education in Renfrewshire. This will help us understand current demand and identify any gaps or issues. 
Your survey responses will help shape work on what can be improved and how we can develop new connections. 
Please help us by completing the survey located on the Council’s website - https://www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/article/13681/Fair-Food-Renfrewshire
The survey closes on 31 January 2024 and your help and support is very much appreciated.  It will only take a maximum of 10 minutes to complete! 

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