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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
31st October 2014

Senscot Bulletin: 31.10.14

Dear members and friends,  The congregation of the church opposite my cottage has dwindled over the years to about a dozen - mostly my age. I’m often in the garden when they hobble out - th…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2014

Social Enterprise in Dundee: A Report for Dundee City Council and…

Social Enterprise in Dundee: A Report for Dundee City Council and DSEN Social Value Lab October 2014   The mapping study consisted of three elements: -       &n…
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Bulletin Articles
31st October 2014

Time for UnLtd to start limiting private gain

Time for UnLtd to start limiting private gain Toby Blume Blog 31.10.14   This blog has been clarified: see final paragraph   Most readers will know of UnLtd, the foundation for social entrep…
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31st October 2014

The SENs: Friday 31st October 2014

Dundee City Council and Dundee SEN hosted its SE Conference in the city this week, entitled ‘Spotlight on Progress & Future Opportunities’.  An impressive turnout – ove…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

UK Partnership Agreement for ESIF 2014 – 2020

UK Partnership Agreement for ESIF 2014 - 2020 SCVO European Bulletin 30.10.14   The European Commission has now adopted a Partnership Agreement with the United Kingdom setting down the strategy …
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

WINNERS OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS SCOTLAND 2014

WINNERS OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AWARDS SCOTLAND 2014 Social Enterprise Scotland October 2014   Social Enterprise Scotland announced the winners of the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2014, at a sp…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

Social investment is a ‘passing phase’, says trustee …

Social investment is a 'passing phase', says trustee of Esmee Fairbairn Foundation Third Sector, By Susannah Birkwood 22.10.14   'The public doesn't care - and nor do I,' says Sir Thomas Hughes-H…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

Time for Unltd to start limiting private gain

Time for Unltd to start limiting private gain Toby Blume Blog 22.10.14   Most readers will know of UnLtd, the foundation for social entrepreneurs that was set up in 2001 by a consortium of not-fo…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

UnLtd is staying true to its mission

UnLtd is staying true to its mission UnLtd 24.10.14   UnLtd notes an article in Third Sector Online today, which is based on a critical press release from CAN and Senscot. The article refers in p…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect th…

Councils need to stop trying to control everything and respect the community sector’s independence Civil Society Governance, By Richard Bridge 23.10.14   Richard Bridge examines the relati…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

My mistake cost my charity four members of staff and my pride

My mistake cost my charity four members of staff and my pride Guardian Professional , By Eugenie Teasely 29.10.14   When her social enterprise folded, Eugenie Teasely was overwhelmed with shame a…
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Bulletin Articles
30th October 2014

Murphy is good and bad news for his party

Murphy is good and bad news for his party Herald Scotland, By Iain Macwhirter 28.10.14   Let's get one thing straight.   Labour MP Jim Murphy is an immensely capable politician - industrious…