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Our most recent joint Tayside SEN Event took place on Tuesday 23rd February at 10.00am Via Zoom.  The them  Social Enterprise Net Zero Strategy how Social Enterprises will be key to contributing towards Scotland’s transition towards Net Zero by 2045.  We were joined by Vaso Makri, Circular Tayside Manager, Warren McIntyre from Zero Waste Scotland and Kim Wallace, SENScot.   Details of our will be coming soon.

Angus Community Hub Group
This group is especially for organisations in Angus that either run a current community hub or facility or are working towards that.  The group has met twice and is keen to involve more organisations across the county.  The aim of the group is to share learning and experiences and support each other with running such an organisation.  The group is currently being facilitated by Angus SEN.  If you are part of a community hub and have not been involved, please come along to our next meeting!

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 10.30am-11.30am via zoom.  We will have Fergus Storrier from Showcase the Street joining us to tell us of their exciting new project in Arbroath which is being supported by Princess Anne.  Fergus also has a wealth of information around running a hub and around funding and is happy to answer questions.   We are also hoping to have a member of the National Lottery funding team joining us. Please get in touch with me at Beverley@angussen.org.uk if you would like to come along to the event.

NATIONAL EVENTS & INFORMATION

P4P’s next ‘In Conversation With’ webinar features SENScot’s Mary Sinclair – discussing the Pockets & Prospects project which seeks to support community organisations to address mental health & wellbeing needs within their local community – through access to a small budget to purchase activities and services from local social enterprises. This takes place on Friday 12 March at 11am – 12pm – Sign up here:

Scottish Rural Parliament
Saturday – 6th March – marks the start of the Scottish Rural Parliament – a series of events (between 6th -18th March) that will bring together people who live and work in rural and island Scotland. Over five days, the Rural Parliament will address topics such as Young People Leading Change; Democracy and Local Governance; Advancing Equality; and Climate Change – amongst others. A couple of sessions that may be of particular interest to SEN members, and social enterprises in general, include a session on Community-Led Tourism, chaired by SENScot’s Sarah Cameron; Oliver Escober talking to his recent essay: Futures in common: Democratic life beyond the crisis; and the Rural SEN’s clutch of Community Learning Exchanges – that also run throughout the month of March. From a social enterprise perspective, going forward, the work of the Rural SEN and the Rural SE Hub, led by InspirAlba, will be of growing importance – with connections already having been made with social enterprises in the Scottish Borders; Highlands; Moray: Angus; Dumfries & Galloway and, of course, Argyll & Bute. SENScot will be looking to continue to support this work in helping to highlight the distinct needs of social enterprises operating in remote rural areas. See Rural Parliament Programme and registration form. It’s free to attend.

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Joint Tayside SEN Event

The Next joint Tayside SEN Event is planned for Tuesday 23rd February at 10.00am Via Zoom.  The subject of the discussion will be around the Social Enterprise Net Zero Strategy –see item below for more details- and how Social Enterprises will be key to contributing towards Scotland’s transition towards Net Zero by 2045.  We hoped to be joined by representatives from Zero Waste Scotland and Circular Tayside.   Please note, this is for all social enterprises, not just those with a specific focus on climate change. Booking details will be emailed out and shared on our social media pages.  

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Alliance Digital Gathering

People at the Centre: ALLIANCE Digital Gathering. – 22nd to 26th February. Registration now open – more info. 

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CHEX Conference 2021

CHEX Conference 2021: Health Issues in the Community – Tue 2nd & Wed 3rd March.         A menu of workshops over two days exploring the impact of health issues in the community across Scotland. More info. 

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Intergenerational National Netwrok Meeting

Intergenerational National Network – Mon 22nd Feb (10.30-12pm)      The next meeting of the Intergenerational National Network will be hosted by Glasgow Science Centre and will have a focus on climate change. A full agenda will be available shortly. Contact Pat Scrutton for more info. 

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Cross Party Group Meeting

Next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Social Enterprise – Tue 16th Feb (12.30-2pm)        All are welcome to the next CPG meeting which will focus on the Holyrood election campaign theme. Register here. 

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P4P -“In Conversation With” Webinar

P4P’s next ‘In Conversation With’ webinar is with DTAS – Thu 28th Jan (11.00-12pm)     DTAS will be focussing on their collaborative project on tackling derelict and vacant land with the Scottish Land Commission. Register here. 

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Health/Employability

Health/Employability SENs: Person centred approach to Employability, Mental Health & Wellbeing with Elevate-Glasgow PSP – Thu 25th Feb (1-2.30pm)    Elevate’s aim is to ‘increase employability opportunities for individuals in recovery, reduce the number of adults in recovery who are unemployed and to make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Glasgow City’s local people and communities.’  Hear from a number of speakers who are directly involved in the delivery of this very successful PSP.  Email Janice to register.

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Social Care Rural Voices

Social Care Rural Voices Event – Wed 24th Feb (10.00-12pm)       The purpose of the event is talk about what is working well in rural areas for people around social care, what’s not working so well and what would help make it work better for everyone.  We will hear from people working in rural social care, including Anne Connor from Outside the Box talking about the Voluntary Pledge. The event is organised by Outside the Box, Inspiralba & SENScot and is part of Community Solutions, a project with Health Improvement Scotland to explore trust-based partnerships between the community sector and health and social care partnerships. Register here.

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All SEN Session

All SEN Session for Social Enterprise Counselling Service Providers – Thu 11th Feb (10.30-12pm)       With SEN members reporting an increased demand for counselling services, we are keen for social enterprise to share their thoughts on what opportunities and challenges this is currently posing and how they are responding to this. Email Mary to register.