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Engage Update - 30 October
Talk Money Week takes place between 06 and 10 November and we invite you to Do One Thing this year to support financial wellbeing at our Talk Money Week session and workshop.
If, as a practitioner, you find it uncomfortable to start a conversation with clients about aspects of their finances, you’re not alone. Despite the current spotlight on household finances, talking about money remains a taboo. People find it difficult to open up about money worries, and don’t access the expert help available to help them find their way forward. This can lead to bigger financial problems and in some rare cases people may turn to unauthorised lenders. By starting dialogue, you can help people improve their physical, mental and financial wellbeing.
This year we are doing something a wee bit different; time to listen, then time to act. We will split the morning into two sessions. Our first session has our guest Speakers and presentations and is open to online and in-person attendees. After a short break we will run a Do One Thing Workshop, which is open to in-person attendees only.
Find out more and book here
Help to get growing
So many of us are interested in growing some of our own food; the multiple health, social and environmental benefits are now undisputed; we just need so much more of it. Growing on any scale can build good connections with food, nature and each other.
Get Growing Scotland helps community groups and people to grow food by providing inspiration, advice, connections and support. www.getgrowingscotland.org
We aim to get more people and communities to grow food in their local communities and homes:
help@ is an advisory service for community groups starting or developing a food growing project, with free one-to-one advice and ongoing support on a wide range of topics from securing land to creating a growing site, local and national connections to partners and resources, and ideas from projects across Scotland.
Grow 6 allows everyone to get involved by participating and practising to grow 6 food crops year-round. Regular updates provide free information, advice and inspiration to develop skills and confidence to get growing food anywhere and everywhere, whatever the weather! Read more and like our Facebook page.
Get Growing Scotland is coordinated by GrowGreen Scotland. If we can help you get people growing in your area, please contact us; we’d love to hear from you.
Police Scotland - Our Big Youth Conversation
We are launching Our Big Youth Conversation.
Tell Police Scotland what you love and what you think needs to change. Your ideas and opinions will not only help us to deliver effective policing and services for young people in your local area, but will also help us build safe and well communities for everyone.
Our Big Youth Conversation aims to reach young people aged 11-25 in all of Scotland’s communities. The survey will remain open all year, until 31 March 2024. The data and what you have said will then be compiled into a summary document, which we will use to share what we have learned and invite you to take part in focus groups, workshops or other discussions in. We will produce a final report that we will invite young people to present to a members of the Police Scotland Executive in Spring 2024.
Young people with Young Scot Membership can also be in with the chance of winning one of 10 £20 Love2Shop vouchers if they take part. There is instructions for registering if not already a member.
We have included resources for teachers, youth workers and anyone else who works with young people to support their participation.
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