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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
30th June 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 30.06.17

Dear members and friends, Age 8-12, I spent four years at a posh boarding school in England run by Jesuit priests; predictably I caught some of their missionary zeal for social justice – which I…
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29th June 2017

The SENs: Friday 30th June 2017

This week, Senscot submitted a written response to the Scottish Parliament’s Health & Sports Committee on behalf of its 150 Sport SEN members. The Sport for Everyone inquiry, headed by Neil …
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Bulletin Articles
29th June 2017

The SNP can’t fight on every front … that’s why us Yess…

The SNP can’t fight on every front ... that’s why us Yessers need to step up The National, by Lesley Riddoch 29.06.17   But in truth, Tuesday’s statement wasn’t really aim…
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

In praise of melancholia

In praise of melancholia Mark Kernan 28.06.19   What if melancholy can be passed down through generations, not just culturally but at the level of our DNA? Melancholia has long been seen as a key…
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

Finland tests a new form of welfare

Finland tests a new form of welfare The Economist 28.06.17   Juha Jarvinen, an unemployed young father in a village near Jurva, in western Finland, brims with ideas for earning a living. He has j…
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

Helsinki wants to convince people to give up their cars

Helsinki wants to convince people to give up their cars Business Insider, by Gordon F. Sander 28.06.17   For years, environmentalists and urban planners on both sides of the Atlantic have been fa…
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

Sir Tom Devine: Full Scottish sovereignty alongside close associa…

Sir Tom Devine: Full Scottish sovereignty alongside close association with the EU is the best hope for our country. The Herald Scotland 28.06.17   Scotland stands at a historic crossroads not of …
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

Scottish Social Security Bill launched by Scottish Government

Scottish Social Security Bill launched by Scottish Government  Commonspace, by Michael Gray 28.06.17   Landmark social security system will “create a fairer and more just society&rdquo…
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

Fire in neo-liberal London

Fire in neo-liberal London Open Democracy, by Angela McRobbie 28.06.17   The burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower is a visible reminder that public responsibilities should never be watered down. &nb…
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Bulletin Articles
28th June 2017

I went from poverty to the heart of government—here’s what Th…

I went from poverty to the heart of government—here’s what Theresa May must do to help others Prospect Magazine, by Alan Johnson 28.06.17  When I was asked to present the Joseph Row…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd June 2017

Senscot Bulletin: 23.06.17

Dear members and friends,A reader sent me a 12 minute TED talk by USA psychiatrist Robert Waldinger; he's talking about his role as the fourth director of the longest study of adult life ever done &…
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23rd June 2017

The SENs: Friday 23rd June 2017

Senscot’s Feasibility Study into the Italian Consortia model is due for completion over the summer months. The Study is exploring how, through a collaborative approach, SENs and their members co…