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This week's Senscot Bulletin includes:📢 Feedback from yesterday's SE Ref Group meeting in Perth📝 Latest Senscot Briefing📋 @NHS_HS report on food poverty📝 A look back at the series of @CommHealth_Blog briefings🔥🇬🇧🔥 Update on Brexit➡️senscot.net/senscot-…⬅️ pic.twitter.com/OLMz…

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Senscot Bulletin
26th September 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 26.09.14

Dear members and friends,  TV, radio, internet, print - our country is still absorbed in the indyref and its ramifications; people want to stay with it.  In the past week, the SNP membership…
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Bulletin Articles
26th September 2014

More power to Glasgow’s online journalists

More power to Glasgow's online journalists The Guardian, by Kevin McKenna 30.03.14   The writing on Bella Caledonia and Wings Over Scotland websites is of a very high quality and often surpasses …
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26th September 2014

The SENs: Friday 26th September 2014

This year’s Social Enterprise Conference and Ceilidh is filling up quickly – over 80 places have been filled – around 60 still available. Delegate rate for SEN Members is £50 -…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2014

Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing Plunkett Scotland September 2014   Plunkett Scotland is currently running the ‘Seeing is believing’ programme which has been funded by the Princes Countryside Fund…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2014

Call to bring back 1980s welfare-to-work programme

Call to bring back 1980s welfare-to-work programme Financial Times, by Nicholas Timmins and Alex Barker 2010   One of the welfare-to-work successes of the 1980s recession - the community programm…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2014

Victoria Park, Glasgow

Victoria Park, Glasgow Andy Wightman 22.09.14   This is a brief blog to note the fact that Glasgow City Council has advertised for lease 2.7 hectares of former playing fields in Victoria Park, Gl…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2014

SIBs “not cost-effective”

SIBs “not cost-effective” Civil Society September 2014   The meeting also heard questions over the cost-effectiveness of social impact bonds. One delegate, from homelessness charity S…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2014

So what exactly is social enterprise investing?

So what exactly is social enterprise investing? Financial Times, by Merryn Somerset Webb 19.09.14   Nobody seems to know where to draw the lines.   I went to speak at an event on social ente…
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Bulletin Articles
25th September 2014

Labour to create legal definition of social enterprise

Labour to create legal definition of social enterprise Civil Society, by David Ainsworth 22.09.14       The Labour Party will create a legally binding definition of social enterprise, C…
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Senscot Bulletin
19th September 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 19.09.14

Dear members and friends,   Some readers will be relieved - but others, like myself, will feel a deep personal disappointment this morning - that the Scots have chosen to remain subject to remote…
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19th September 2014

The SENs: Friday 19th September 2014

Senscot is hosting a Joint Thematic Roundtable meeting in Edinburgh next week at the Grassmarket Community Project.  This is the second time that the Roundtables have had the opportunity to come …
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Bulletin Articles
18th September 2014

Social Investment Tax Relief Consultation Response

Social Investment Tax Relief Consultation Response The Scottish Community Re-investment Trust (SCRT) September 2014    Background   1 The Scottish Community Re-investment Trust (SCRT) i…