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Since 2004, we have accumulated and curated an archive of over 12,000 news articles, comment pieces, academic research and newspaper editorials which relate to social enterprise in Scotland and further afield.

Our archive offers an overview of the development of the social enterprise community in Scotland and is fully searchable, making it a valuable and unique resource.

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – September 2019

18th September 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – June 2019

26th June 2019
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Welcome to June’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. Senscot will be submitting a response to the Scottish Government’s current consultation on the new national public health body ‘Public Health Scotland’.  We encourage SEN members to engage in the public health reform programme and welcome you to share your thoughts to inform Senscot’s consultation response. The consultation […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – May 2019

22nd May 2019
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Welcome to May’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. We’re delighted that following the success of the Pockets & Prospects 2018 programme, a new programme is now underway in Glasgow. Over 30 participating social enterprises are contributing over 60 services to a ‘Menu of Activity’ on offer for the benefit of community anchor organisations and their local communities. See FAQ for more info. […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – April 2019

17th April 2019
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Welcome to April’s Health & Wellbeing Newsletter. The Scottish Government’s Social Enterprise Census 2019, the third official count of enterprising charities and social enterprises in Scotland, is underway again.  Every two years this official study helps make the case for continuing policy and funding support. It’s also information that you can use to lobby and convince […]

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Health & Wellbeing Newsletter – March 2019

19th March 2019
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Many thanks to all the Health SEN members that participated in the U>P (Unlocking Potential) pilot. The purpose of this Impact Evaluation pilot was to provide a broader understanding of the work being carried out by SENs on behalf of their members and the wider social enterprise sector. In doing so, it also sought to highlight the particular […]

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