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Three new @ramh_scotland jobs listed on our site today:Mental Health Development Worker PT £22k pro-rata Self-Management Coordinator PT £26k pro-rata Senior Mental Health Practitioner PT £22k pro-ratasenscot.net/jobs/

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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

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29th January 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 29th January 2010

For the last 3 years, Senscot has been working with a growing number of community sports organisations interested in adopting the social enterprise model with a view to boosting income, sustainability…
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Senscot Bulletin
29th January 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 29.01.10

Dear members and friends, Most physical disabilities attract some sympathy – but being hard of hearing (which I am) just seems to annoy people.  I smile – point to my ear – apologise etc …
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2010

An Unequal Struggle for Health

An Unequal Struggle for HealthInequalities in Health – much still to be doneNHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde28.01.10Despite progress, our health challenges remain considerable. Social disparities and p…
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Bulletin Articles
28th January 2010

Awards of up to £5k available for individuals to develop digital…

Awards of up to £5k available for individuals to develop digital media projects!Firstport28.01.10UnLtd and Channel 4's 4iP innovation fund have awards of up to £5000 to give out to help individual…
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27th January 2010

Scotland’s Online Newspaper: Caledonian Mercury

Scotland's Online Newspaper: Caledonian MercuryCaledonian Mercury27.01.10We are proud to welcome you to the Caledonian Mercury, Scotland's first truly online newspaper. The Mercurius Caledonius was Sc…
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27th January 2010

Expert Eye: Law

Expert Eye: Law Catherine Rustomji (Hempsons), Social Enterprise Live 27.01.10 There is no single legal structure that confirms that an organisation is officially a social enterprise, which can be som…
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27th January 2010

Taking social enterprise to new heights

Taking social enterprise to new heights Interview with Peter HolbrookMark Gould, The Guardian27.01.10Jeremy Paxman was a bit confused about it on a recent edition of Newsnight, and it might be some …
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27th January 2010

Triodos lending rises by 73 per cent in 2009

Triodos lending rises by 73 per cent in 2009 Chrisanthi Giotis, Social Enterprise Live 22.01.10Ethical bank Triodos UK increased its lending by 73 per cent in 2009 – paying out new loans worth £6…
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22nd January 2010

Networks1st Update: Friday 22nd January 2010

Our work supporting thematic Social Enterprise Networks has been gathering pace over recent months. This is reflected in bespoke events over the coming months looking at social enterprise in relation …
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Senscot Bulletin
22nd January 2010

Senscot Bulletin: 22.01.10

Dear members and friends,  Sunday, I climb Gullane hill to visit the skylarks which nest on the golf course.  This is one of my favourite spots – wonderful skies and vistas – but alas no…
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Bulletin Articles
21st January 2010

Drug users’ voices must be heard in the battle against addi

Drug users' voices must be heard in the battle against addictionMark Johnson, The Guardian20.01.10 The chance to recover through abstinence-based residential programmes should be offered in jail – t…
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21st January 2010

Social enterprises ‘stifled’ by structures

Social enterprises 'stifled' by structuresChrisanthi Giotis - Social Enterprise Mag20.01.10The legal structures that social enterprises are forced to choose stifle growth and investment opportunities,…