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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
27th April 2018

Senscot Bulletin 27.04.18

Dear members and friends,We ‘oldies’ are naturally resistant to change – but for twenty years, email and Google have been an indispensable part of my life; email replacing the phone as my ma…
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27th April 2018

The SENs: Friday 27th April 2018

Senscot welcomes the Scottish Govt’s draft strategy on loneliness and social isolation - particularly its recognition of the crucial role that communities play in addressing the many issues in this …
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

Windrush scandal: five unanswered questions

The Guardian, by Peter WalkerThe Commons home affairs committee heard almost three hours of evidence about the Windrush crisis from the home secretary, Amber Rudd, one of her senior officials and …
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

Food banks shouldn’t even exist. Don’t let them become the ne…

The Guardian, by Owen Jones 24.04.18Britain is one of the richest societies that has existed in the history of humanity. There are 134 billionaires resident in the country. The FTSE 100 reach…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

As more people use foodbanks, Scotland has to do more to reject t…

The Herald, by Stephen Naysmith24.04.18There’s a strange dynamic around foodbanks in Scotland. Nobody seems to think we should have them, but all the while the number of Scots who use them g…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

Robertson Group helps tackle homelessness with Social Bite projec…

Project Scotland, by Fraser Rummens April 2018Robertson Group has completed work at the Social Bite Village, which aims to provide a safe living environment for homeless people in Edinburgh. …
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

Football themed homeless complex could save lives

Third Force News, by Gareth Jones 23.04.18Plans for a multi-million pound football themed homeless complex have been unveiled.The Change Centre aims to create a place of security, relatio…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

Social Enterprise Certification Launches in Australia

Pro bono News Australia, by Luke Michael24.04.18Social enterprises in Australia will be able to receive national certification for the first time, with the launch of a new certification scheme…
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Bulletin Articles
26th April 2018

Lotteries could raise ten times as much for charities

Third Force News, by Susan Smith 24.04.18Society lotteries like the People’s Postcode Lottery and the Health Lottery should be able to raise more money for charity, Dame Kelly Holmes will t…
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Bulletin Articles
23rd April 2018

Liberals are undermining western civilisation

By Robert Tombs, The TimesAn Australian philanthropist has caused a row by leaving a vast sum of money to promote the teaching of “western civilisation” in universities. Universities love bene…
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Bulletin Articles
20th April 2018

List of MPs who voted against Theresa May’s Immigration Act

NOESAbbott, Ms DianeEdwards, JonathanLazarowicz, MarkLeech, Mr JohnLlwyd, rh Mr ElfynLucas, CarolineMacNeil, Mr Angus BrendanMactaggart, FionaMcDonnell, JohnRob…
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Senscot Bulletin
20th April 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 20.04.18

Dear members and friends, South African novelist JM Coetzee wrote: “Become major.  Live like a hero.  That’s what the classics teach us.  Be a main character.  Otherwise what is life for.”…