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Engage Update - 21 August

Mark your calendars! The ROCCO Awards will take place on Friday 17 November at the Normandy Hotel, Renfrew.

To enter the ROCCO Awards simply click the category name to download an application form. Please complete the form digitally and return it to awards@roccoawards.com by the submission date of Friday 15 September at 5pm.

The ROCCO’s are free to enter for members based anywhere plus non-members that are based in Renfrewshire. There are 17 categories in all, below are a selection which may be of most interest to our members, each link will directly download the application form. More information on all categories can be found at the link below. 

ROCCO Award for Community Champion – sponsored by Engage Renfrewshire
ROCCO Award for Community Wealth Building – sponsored by Renfrewshire Council
ROCCO Award for Employer of the Year – sponsored by West College Scotland
ROCCO Award for Journey to Net-Zero – sponsored by Ren Zero
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business 5 or fewer employees – sponsorship available
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business <25 employees – sponsored by Terumo Aortic
ROCCO Award for Outstanding Performing Business >25 employees – sponsored by Altrad Babcock
ROCCO Award for Renfrewshire’s Favourite Business – sponsored by Braehead, opens for entries at the end of August.

If your application is selected for shortlisting you will be required to present to the judges at some point during the week commencing 30 October 2023.

Click here to see the full list of categories.

If you have any questions regarding the completion of any aspect of the required information please contact Bob Grant on 0141 847 5450 or email awards@roccoawards.com


Conversation Cafe Toolkit

The Health and Social Care Alliance (ALLIANCE) has officially launched a Conversation Café toolkit in support of the Scottish Government’s Women’s Health Plan.
The aim of the Conversation Café is to bring women and people with lived experience of the areas within the Women’s Health Plan together in a safe and supportive environment,  and provide an informal space for a facilitated, open conversation on particular health topics.
This Conversation Café toolkit and provides resources to facilitate conversations, and encourage information sharing and peer support on areas within women’s health. The toolkit is a guide for delivery, which can be used flexibly by organisations, community groups, employee groups or with friends to set up, host and evaluate an independent Café.
For more information on how to access and use the toolkit, and the accompanying resource hub, please click the link below:


It's Okay to Talk - Resource from See Me

This resource is made up of presentation slides, facilitation notes, conversation examples and a participant pack to help communities and groups deliver their own It’s Okay to Talk sessions. It includes exercises on how to effectively listen and respond to someone who might be struggling.

There's also guidance and advice for someone who wants to open up a conversation about their own mental health but doesn’t know where to start.

The workshops are interactive, split into six key sections covering participants’ understanding of mental health stigma and discrimination, and group discussions tailored to building up confidence on how to start a conversation.

See the resource here


dates-n-mates Renfrewshire September events

Please see below for September's face-face events for Renfrewshire. And look out for the new dates-n-mates advert on STV! 

This will be going live on the 28 August for 10 days across various time slots on live TV and the online STV player. Dates-n-mates were one of four lucky winners of the STV inclusion fund award winning free commercial airtime. The team have been working with their professional creative team to create an advert showcasing photos of some of our members and events from each of the Dates-n-Mates branches.



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