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Senscot Bulletin: 22.06.18

Dear members and friends,   According to this Sunday Times article, Stephen Noon, one-time special advisor to First Minister, Alex Salmond, is training to become a Jesuit priest. Having chosen a life of poverty, chastity and obedience – he says he struggles a bit with poverty; a future without money or possessions or status or […]



Senscot Bulletin: 15.06.18

Dear members and friends, On Saturday, I’m watching an impressive Welsh rugby team in Argentina (STV); during advert break, I take a quick look at Germaine Bloody Greer (BBC) – and stay with it.  I’m partly attracted by Greer’s refreshing candour and honesty – but I’m also struck by how old she looks – 79 […]



Senscot Bulletin: 08.06.18

Dear members and friends, Mental illness among the young is a growing concern for health authorities – such that more attention is, at last, being given to the potential harm of social media. Speaking after a spate of suicides – the head of Bristol University, Dr Hugh Brady – commented last week: ‘as a parent, […]



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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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