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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 November 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 30.11.18

Dear members and friends,I remember the day, ten years ago, when RBS collapsed – the shock/disbelief on the face of a corporate lawyer, mumbling ‘anything can happen now’. I`m reminded of th…
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Bulletin Articles
28th November 2018

Community ownership should become routine, says new report

Community ownership should become a normal and realistic option for communities to acquire land and assets, according to recommendations on community ownership published today Friday 23 November, 2018…
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Bulletin Articles
27th November 2018

Remote island pub for sale…just don’t expect a quiet life

The Guardian, by Kevin McKenna 25.11.18The arid argot of the estate agent’s schedule becomes obsolete when the task is to sell a pub-restaurant at the edge of a Highland wilderness. It’s like…
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Bulletin Articles
27th November 2018

‘Councils and crooks must feel relaxed’: why the loss of loca…

The Guardian, by Vanessa Thorpe 25.11.18For decades the offices of the Hendon Times stood proud, if a bit dented and stained, on Church Road in London, NW4. There was even a clock grandly suspe…
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Bulletin Articles
27th November 2018

From Airbnb to city bikes, the ‘sharing economy’ has been sei…

The Guardian, by Evgeny Morozov 27.11.18Of all the ideologies spawned by Silicon Valley, that of techno-populism – the making of empty promises on the basis of seismic digital disruption – is…
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Bulletin Articles
27th November 2018

TFN spotlight on charity status: Is the charity brand tarnished?

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance,” said St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. To be fair, this could almost be the motto of Scotland’s charity regulato…
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26th November 2018

NHS Health Scotland recommendations on reducing food poverty

See NHS Health Scotland's recommendations on how to reduce food poverty in Scotland.You can see the full report here: http://www.healthscotland.scot/media/2222/food-poverty.pdf The g…
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26th November 2018

Twenty Scots social enterprises to benefit from new funding model

Twenty social enterprises from across Scotland have kicked off a match-up funding programme.The Social Entrepreneurs Trade Up Programme is the first time the new funding scheme called Match Trad…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd November 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 23.11.18

Dear members and friends,In stunning Autumn sunlight, I was burning leaves this week – leaf smoke like incense.  I have one of those garden incinerators – a galvanised bucket with holes, wee …
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Bulletin Articles
22nd November 2018

Health and social care integration/Update on progress. Summary &#…

Audit Scotland - November 2018 Download full report here Key messages Integration Authorities (IAs) have started to introduce more collaborative ways of delivering services and have made imp…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd November 2018

Being Mortal review – a surgeon’s view of how we should end o…

The Guardian, by Geraldine Bedell 02.11.18When my father-in-law was in hospital, we asked his doctor if he was dying. She blustered, looked embarrassed and, eventually, said no. He was, thoug…
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Bulletin Articles
22nd November 2018

Gareth Thomas chose restorative justice. I hope more of us do the…

iNews, by Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff19.11.18I am not a rugby fan, but the dignified, emotional reaction of Welsh former rugby player Gareth Thomas after he was left with facial injuries in a homo…