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Cultural & Tourism Newsletter – April 2020

8th April 2020

    Welcome to the April newsletter. Not the normal newsletter this month but there are a few updates to share and don’t forget to check our resource page. We are all still here at Senscot, doing our best for the sector, and happy to help if we can- just get in touch.  We have been tweeting like mad so if you have news to share […]

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Virus lays bare the frailty of the social contract

8th April 2020
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The Financial Times 3rd April 2020 Radical reforms are required to forge a society that will work for all. If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that it has injected a sense of togetherness into polarised societies. But the virus, and the economic lockdowns needed to combat it, also shine […]

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A green reboot after the pandemic

8th April 2020
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Social Europe, by Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Hunter Lovins, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber and Kate Raworth 31st March 2020 In addition to threatening millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic has demonstrated human societies are capable of transforming themselves more or less overnight—there’s no better time. The Covid-19 coronavirus has forced entire countries into lockdown mode, terrified citizens around the […]

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Facebook post – Jeremy Corbyn

8th April 2020
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3rd April 2020 I hope you and your family are keeping safe and well. I would especially like to thank the thousands of you working in key jobs and professions and those organising in mutual aid groups to help your local community. As I stand down as Leader, I also want to thank you for […]

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Tributes paid to ‘true gent’ Eric Bennett after sad passing

7th April 2020
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Cumnock Chronicle, by Ryan Thom 7th April 2020 TRIBUTES have been paid to an inspirational figure of Cumnock, Eric Bennett who passed away this week. The Trustee, Secretary and leader of Cumnock Junior Community Enterprise sadly died after he suffered a stroke, he was 67. On Sunday, April 5 the CJCE confirmed the sad news, […]

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CRNS Member News

7th April 2020
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7th April 2020 In these extraordinary times our members and the wider sector are doing extraordinary work to meet the challenges that their own communities face. This is happening at the same time as all charities are facing major financial uncertainties themselves. We want to acknowledge just a cross-section of this incredible work which demonstrates that […]

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Social Enterprise Sport Newsletter – April 2020

6th April 2020
Sport SEN Newsletter

  Welcome to April’s Sport Social Enterprise Newsletter It has been an interesting few weeks to say the least and one thing I feel the current situation has highlighted is that organisations need to be agile and able to respond quickly to unexpected events.  We’ve seen examples of many Social Enterprises, responding admirably to the […]

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Earth has a toxic virus – us

6th April 2020
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The Irish Times, by Fintan O’Toole 4th April 2020 The coronavirus crisis reminds us we must find a way not to kill the host we inhabit. Part one of the 2020 Sign of the Times survey by Behaviour & Attitudes is published by The Irish Times today. The annual snapshot of Irish life combines quantitative […]

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Edinburgh businesses and restaurants team up to offer emergency food relief

2nd April 2020
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The Scotsman Food & Drink, by Rosalind Erskine 1st April 2020 A number of Edinburgh’s food industry professionals have come together to offer emergency food relief in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Edinburgh Food Social, Edinburgh Food Festival, Nourish Scotland, Slow Food Scotland and Nourishing Change have joined forces to form the Food for […]

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Foodbanks are not essential – they must close, and for good

2nd April 2020
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Third Force News 26th March 2020 Pete Ritchie says the Covid crisis shows us that the era of the foodbank must end – instead, let’s have a system that allows people to live in safety and with dignity. One of the first lessons we’ve had to learn in this crisis is that running out of […]

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Building a ‘Wellbeing Economy’: is there a role for social enterprise?

2nd April 2020
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Universities Policy Engagement Network (UPEN) By Michael Roy Professor of Economic Sociology and Social Policy (Glasgow Caley) 30th March 2020 An Early Day Motion was recently laid in the UK Parliament calling for: “a review of the growth dependency of the UK economy and to develop a comprehensive strategy to transition to a wellbeing economy that protects […]

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A letter to the UK from Italy: this is what we know about your future

1st April 2020
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The Guardian, by Francesca Melandri 27th Mach 2020 The acclaimed Italian novelist Francesca Melandri, who has been under lockdown in Rome for almost three weeks due to the Covid-19 outbreak, has written a letter to fellow Europeans “from your future”, laying out the range of emotions people are likely to go through over the coming weeks. I am writing to you […]

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