Networks1st Update: 13th June 2008

Dumfries and Galloway SENGood news from Dumfries and Galloway. Chick McKenna tells us that in addition to the £15,000 per year for the Network, social enterprise has been confirmed as part of the Local Authority`s Economic Development Strategy and also part of the Single Outcome Agreement. This means that for the next 3 years, there will be a big push on which bodes well for local social enterprises. Health SEN 19th JuneThursday 19th sees a meeting of the Health and Community Care SEN at Manor Place, Edinburgh 1-4pm. This is an important meeting to discuss the round table event with the Government at the end of August leading up to the third `Fit for Purpose`, Social Enterprise and Health conference in early 2009. One of the key topics is a health impact assessment tool. If you have ever had a discussion about how your project impacts on people`s health but you’re not sure how to measure it as you do not link directly to the national health agenda then this is an opportunity not to be missed. Reps MeetingThe third SEN Reps Meeting took place in Alloa yesterday (Thursday) with discussion mainly on the pros and cons of our draft `blueprint for the Networks`. ( The document is being produced in response to requests at the previous Reps Meeting for an overview on the aims and objectives of LSENs, possiblePhotosSo far we have had a good response to the national media campaign with over 20 photos being sent in but we need more! If you have any photos that you would like to be included in national publicity of you and your Networks then please send them in to Dates for you DiaryWednesday 18th June – Tayside SEN, 10.30am, Bharatiya Ashram Centre, Dundee and Inverclyde SEN, 10am, 7 ½ John Wood Street Thursday 19th June – Health SEN, 1pm, 54 Manor Place, EdinburghTuesday 24th June – Edinburgh SEN, 3pm, Edinburgh ChamberThursday 26th June – Senscot AGM, 12.30pm, Glasgow Opportunities, George House, Glasgow and Dumfries and Galloway SEN, Castle DouglasFriday 27th June – Glasgow SEN, venue and time TBCMonday 30th June – Fife SEN, 10am, Mimac Rushes, Roundhouse, Priory Campus, Kirkcaldy