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Sport SEN Newsletter
31st July 2019

Sport SEN Newsletter – July 2019

Welcome to July's Sport SEN newsletter.   Showcase the Street recently opened a new Virtual Reality Centre in its Dundee-based sports and arts facility and through this development has alre…
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Bulletin Articles
31st July 2019

Poverty in the UK is ‘systematic’ and ‘tragic&#…

BBC News 22.05.19 The UK's social safety net has been "deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos", a report commissioned by the UN has said. Special rapporteur on extr…
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Bulletin Articles
31st July 2019

UK austerity blamed for people in Scotland dying earlier

The Ferret, by Pennie Taylor 29.07.19 UK austerity policy is shortening the lives of Scots, public health experts are warning – and unless urgent action is taken to close the gap between the r…
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Bulletin Articles
31st July 2019

Trump, Johnson and the new radical tribes of politics

The Financial Times, by Simon Kuper  25.07.19 Imagine that you are an average US Republican in early 2015. You always vote Republican, and the rest of the time you just get on with life. In 201…
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Bulletin Articles
31st July 2019

Music and dementia charity Playlist for Life receives £1.6m of N…

The Sunday Post  24.07.19 The money, raised by players for good causes, is being distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. Founded by Scots broadcaster Sally Magnusson following th…
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Community Food SEN News
29th July 2019

Aberdeen SEN member receives highest award for voluntary organisa…

Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE), a charity and social enterprise based in Aberdeen, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group …
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Senscot Bulletin
26th July 2019

Senscot Bulletin: 26.07.19

Dear members and friends, All my four grandparents were born in the same remote valley in the Lazio region of Italy; when in the 1920s the Di Ciaccas came to Glasgow – the Demarcos to Edinburgh …
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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
25th July 2019

Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – July 2019

Welcome to July’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. Hope everyone’s managing to fit in some summer activities. Weekday Wow Factor and Lingo Flamingo CIC have certainly embraced the summer m…
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Health SEN News
25th July 2019

Senscot Response to A Consultation on the new National Public Hea…

Senscot welcomes the opportunity to respond to this consultation on the new National Public Health Body ‘Public Health Scotland’, recognising that a reorganisation of public health is required to …
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Cultural SEN News
25th July 2019

SEN member in Stirling to pilot new film project for isolated stu…

In September 2019, Macrobert Arts Centre in Stirling is piloting a new project called Into Film. They will be working with the University of Stirling on a project designed to use film to support is…
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Health SEN News
25th July 2019

SEN member to incorporate ‘smart technology’ for new …

Feel the Warmth, an innovative powered kidney warmer for elderly and disabled people, has entered its next phase of development to turn the device into a “smart belt”. The powered kidney warmer…
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Health SEN News
25th July 2019

SEN member to offer SQA qualification for support worker training

Have you had mental health concerns? Would you like to use your experience to help others? Perhaps you think that you could give something back? If so, this course if for you. The Professional Deve…