SEN Meetings: Dates for your Diary


Thursday 30th July (11.00 to 12 noon)

Employability SEN session: 

Find out more about the new DWP framework, CAEHRS – a new method for contracting employment support for individuals to access, retain and progress in employment and about Start Scotland/Fedcap’s – who are looking to bid for the Scottish lot  – approach to working in partnership.  Contact Jayne to book your place.


Thursday 13th August (10.30-11.30)

Employability SEN session: Covid-19 Labour Market Insights with Skills Development Scotland 

We will be joined by Phil Ford, Skills Planning Lead at SDS who will provide us with up to date evidence on projected impact of Covid-19 on Scotland’s economy, business and people, the implications for the skills and labour market and the SDS response, with opportunity for questions and open discussion.  Contact Jayne to book your place.


Tuesday 18th August 

Rural SEN meeting

Hosted by Inspiralba, the Rural SEN has a steadily increasing membership. A note of the previous Rural SEN meeting is available on the Rural Social Enterprise Hub.  Contact Ailsa to find out more


Monday 24th August (3.00-4.00pm)

All SEN Session: Flexible Working & Mental Well-being 

This session will explore flexible working as one of the ways to support staff mental health & wellbeing whilst also benefiting organisations by improving performance and building resilience.  How social enterprises support their people to manage work related changes alongside the vast array of other changes being experienced and subsequent pressures (e.g. financial, care responsibilities, etc) is crucial in ensuring a strong sector that can effectively contribute towards Scotland’s recovery from Covid-19 and #BuildBackBetter.

Lisa Gallagher from Flexibility Works will give an overview of flexible working and it benefits to staff and organisations; Geoff Leask from Young Enterprise Scotland will explain how they have adapted to increase workplace flexibility and the benefits they’ve experienced and Claire Carpenter from The Melting Pot will highlight Co-working Spaces as one form of flexible working & the positives it brings.  Contact Mary to book your place