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July 20 Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

29th July 2020
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

  Welcome to the first Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter arriving in your inbox from Social Enterprise Network Scotland. This is our official new name since merging with Social Firms Scotland at the start of the month.     We kicked off the month with a Community Food SEN Session ‘The Value of Collaboration in Food Provision’. In addition to hearing inspiring examples from West Lothian and Glasgow, there was lively discussion on wider […]

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Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – June 2020

25th June 2020
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

One of the key themes emerging from last month’s Social Enterprise Reset week was mental health and wellbeing, with social enterprises highlighting concerns in relation to their workforce, the individuals who access their services and activities and their local communities. It was highlighted that it’s currently very difficult to assess the extremity of the impact […]

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Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – May 2020

28th May 2020
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Thanks to everyone who participated in SE RESET earlier this month.   The sheer volume of participants from right across the country reflects a genuine appetite to share and learn from one another. The honesty and openness with which people contributed on the current challenges around COVID19 and plans for moving forward was truly inspiring and […]

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SE Health & Wellbeing Newsletter January 2020

24th January 2020
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Welcome to the first Health & Wellbeing newsletter of 2020. We’re delighted to share the first two in a series of Community Café information sheets designed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning across the SENs. These are led by the contributions of social enterprise and can be found in the Knowledge &Learning Exchange section below. Our final […]

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SE Health & Wellbeing Newsletter December 2019

18th December 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

Welcome to the last Health & Wellbeing Newsletter of 2019. Congratulations to Giraffe Healthcare CIC and Rise: Glasgow on winning the Dragon’s Den prizes at our recent conference.    Thanks to all the Health SEN and Community Food SEN members who contributed to the conference sessions, particularly Healthy n Happy, Ideas for Ears & Rise: […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – October 2019

7th November 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to October’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. There are still some places available for SEN members interested in attending our annual social enterprise conference (25th & 26th November) organised in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance. This year’s theme is building community wealth and wellbeing. We’ll be exploring the role of social […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – September 2019

18th September 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to September’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. Our SE Conference, in partnership with Social Firms Scotland and Scottish Community Alliance, will be taking place on 25th/26th November 2019 – again at the Westerwood Hotel. Neil McInroy (Centre for Local Economic Strategies) will be one of our keynote speakers, with the 2-day event focusing on community […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – August 2019

21st August 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
Thematic SEN Newsletters

Welcome to August’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter.   Learning & Knowledge Exchange Opportunities Social Enterprise & Community Café Activity  Following a series of SEN meetings there was a clear ask for Senscot to facilitate the sharing of lessons learned from social enterprises in relation to community café activity, including what has and hasn’t worked and […]

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Lunch Club Campaign from Eat Well Age Well

21st August 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

  Eat Well Age Well have launched their Lunch Club Campaign Packs ahead of UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (14th – 20th October). If you are part of a lunch club in Scotland and are interested in hosting a special themed event to help promote good nutrition for older adults and start conversations about food, appetite […]

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Third Sector Adult Health and Wellbeing Group

21st August 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

With council and Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) budgets stretched to breaking point, it has never been so important for the third sector in Argyll and Bute to have a united voice across a range of topics which impact provider organisations…..or soon will! These include the new HSCP 3 YEAR COMISSIONING STRATEGY which will […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – July 2019

25th July 2019
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
Thematic SEN Newsletters

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 months as they get their jam making project up and running. Great to see this fantastic collaborative working that emerged from their Dragon’s Den win at a […]

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SEN member in Stirling to pilot new film project for isolated students

25th July 2019
Cultural SEN News
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter

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 isolated students on campus. The project aims to provide ten students an opportunity to see a film of their choice, once […]

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