Are you a member of the national social enterprise network Senscot? We believe that Scotland’s social economy is at its strongest when people who share a vision work together. That’s why, since 2004, Senscot have been directly involved in supporting and facilitating Social Enterprise Networks (SENs) across Scotland. If you want to find out more about joining nationally, visit their website for more.
The SENs provide a forum for social enterprises to access peer support, share resources and develop effective solutions to shared challenges. They give social enterprises a collective voice with which to raise important issues at both a local and national level. Regular SEN meetings are organised, where members ask advice or share best practice as well as exploring opportunities for joint working.
There are currently six thematic networks operating nationally – Community Food, Cultural & Creative, Employability, Health, Sport and Tourism – and 17 local networks stretching from the Scottish Borders to Moray.
Upcoming national events to highlight:
All SEN Session – Rescheduled: Monday 14th September (3-4pm) – Flexible Working & Mental Wellbeing. Our re-scheduled session will include contributions from Geoff Leask (Young Enterprise Scotland); Lisa Gallagher (Flexibility Works) and Claire Carpenter (The Melting Pot). To sign up, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport and Health SEN: Wednesday, 9 Sept (10am) – ‘Using Sport and Physical Activity to Promote Positive Mental Health’ will include various speakers about their approach and support which exists to help organisations develop programmes and initiatives on this topic. To book, email email@example.com
Health SEN: Wednesday, 16th Sept (10.30am) – Anne Connor (Outside the Box) will talk about how smaller providers can play a bigger role in the world of health & social care. To book, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Food SEN: Friday, 18th Sept (10.30am) – Opportunity for SEN members to discuss together challenges faced moving from Phase 3 to Phase 4 of Scotland’s Route Map. Contact email@example.com