SE Health & Wellbeing Newsletter December 2019

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: Glasgow for their valuable input at the Community Café Workshop and Cranhill Development Trust for sharing their experiences of Pockets & Prospects.

Indeed, huge thanks to all SEN members for providing such amazing support to one another throughout 2019!

Wishing everyone all the best over the festive season and a happy and prosperous coming year.

Best wishes,
Mary Sinclair (Social Enterprise & Health Coordinator)

Learning & Knowledge Exchange Opportunities

Castle Furniture CLE – Monday 20th January 2020, Glenrothes

This visit provides an opportunity to learn about the excellent work Castle Furniture are doing, offering marginalised groups opportunities to work in a safe, supportive, inclusive environment. Register / find out more.

Scottish Borders CLE – Tuesday 4th February 2020

This visit to the Borders will focus on rural social enterprise, employability and developing the young workforce.  Register / find out more.

CFINE & Woodside Pantry CLE – Wednesday 12th February 2020, Aberdeen

This visit provides an opportunity to learn the more about the work of CFINE (Scottish Social Enterprise of the Year), particularly the initiatives they are involved in, in partnership with local communities to open food pantries across the city.  Email Mary to find out more.

Glasgow Community Food Network Update

Includes details on the development of the Glasgow City Food Plan and of their next community food social gathering on 30th January at The Project Café. Read update.

University of Glasgow – SE ecosystem and trustworthy network within health & care sector – Thursday 9th January 2020, Glasgow

This event provides an opportunity to hear about the findings of Dr Rose Narooz research project focusing on ‘Overcoming Deficiencies in health care sector through building trustworthy networks: A typology of different models of social initiatives.’  More info here.

Member News

Roar, Connections for Life activities took a new direction this month as they launched the Roar Christmas Calendar with links to Amazon through the amazon associates’ scheme. Read more.  There’s also an opportunity to join the fantastic team at Roar with this current vacancy.

Projekt42 have opportunities for fitness for everyone in the community. Check out their latest activities here.  

TriPartnership have recently started their new APPs programme. Learn more about this Scottish Rugby Union performance based programme which includes units on rugby skills, fitness, organisation, knowledge, nutrition and hydration here.

Auchinleck Community Development Initiative’s community garden recently overcame the damage caused by vandals and went on to win the ‘Best UK Community Garden / Green Space of the Year’. Read more.  

Project Ability’s online shop is the place to go for any last minute gifts, with E-Vouchers now also available.   

Pilton Community Health Project celebrates 35th anniversary and launches their new Friends of Pilton Community Health Project Campaign. Read more.   

Won Connect have been awarded the Make it Click grant from the Good Things Foundation and will have further details on the programme they’ll be delivering in the new year.

The Ecology Centre have just launched their first cookbook called ‘Our Community Cookbook – Your Kitchen’ and it would make an excellent pressie. We also wish David Stockwell all the best in his new role!

Scotland All Strong – find out the latest on their work with local partners PKAVS Carers Hub and Support in Mind here.

Peace of Mind will be hosting its first group session in the Borders in January 2020, with scope to 4/5 more groups to take place within the region. Discussions are also planned with Fife and Aberdeen City to explore opportunities. Find out more.

National Activity

SHRC and Nourish Scotland’s new 90 second animation on The Right to Food. This explains what the Right to Food means, and what’s needed to make it real for people in Scotland – echoing previous calls by both organisations to put the Right to Food into Scotland’s laws.

SPICe Spotlight on Health &Social Care Integration ‘Where does health care end and social care begin – 20 years along the road to integration.’

Strategies & Consultations

Scottish Government Youth Justice Consultation  Closes 23rd January 2020

Physical Activity & Health Alliance (PAHA) are seeking views on what communication needs are required to support the development and delivery of physical activity policy and / or practice via this online survey.

Tender & Funding Opportunities

Go to Partnership for Procurement (P4P) and Public Contracts Scotland to check current and forthcoming tender opportunities. Some examples include: 

Check outSenscot Noticeboard for the latest Funding Opportunities, including: