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Senscot Bulletins

Senscot Bulletin: 21.09.18

Dear members and friends, Full credit to Tory Leader, Ruth Davidson, for sharing her experience of mental illness; how, like any illness, it teaches us about ourselves – to help make adjustments – plan our lives. I’ve recounted before in this column, that in May 1984, I found myself on the floor of my front […]



Senscot Bulletin: 14.09.18

Dear members and friends, “You expected to be sad in the Fall.  Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the cold wintery light.  But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was […]



Senscot Bulletin: 07.09.18

Dear members and friends,   These thoughts are from a poem by Gerard Manley Hopkins – I’m excited by his invention of the verb ‘to selve’ – as something we can self-enact.    “Each mortal thing does one thing and the same: deals out that being indoors each one dwells; Selves – goes itself; ‘myself’ it […]



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Social Enterprise Network Newsletters

The SENs: Friday 18th May 2018

Senscot over the last 12 months has published a series of Social Enterprise Briefing Papers focussed on a range of issues – social prescribing, community tourism and dementia amongst others. Over the coming months we’ll be focussing on other issues relevant to social enterprise – including the Year of Young People and Mental Health. Two […]



The SENs: Friday 11th May 2018

A few years ago, when the SENs were still in their formative stages, we canvassed SEN members about the viability of a bulk purchasing initiative to reduce collective expenditure on office and other supplies. At the time, there wasn’t sufficient appetite for the initiative to be viable, but this has been raised again recently by […]



The SENs: Friday 4th May 2018

We were delighted to hear this week that P4P has secured continued funding for the year ahead. Initially funded as one of the SE Action Plan’s ‘early actions’, P4P has, in its first year, connected with over 70 social enterprises/third sector orgs; held over 20 events/surgeries; established two consortia; and supported tender submissions for 7 […]



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