Fresh Start Foundation is facilitating a series of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) & Satanist Ritual Abuse (SRA) Awareness Roadshows throughout Scotland starting from Spring 2018, to reach out to people from every local authority area, in the spirit that we shall not leave anybody behind.
Please find the programme of Roadshows attached, as well as our outline of what we will be doing on a practical level to help.
Please see the attached invitiation to our AGM, with guest speaker from Scottish Women's Aid highlighting the new and important legislative changes surrounding Domestic Abuse.
The meeting will take place 28 March, Wednesday at the Citizen's Advice Bureau in West Lothian 1-3pm.
Full details are on the invite. Please can you confirm if you are able to attend asap. Hot drinks and cakes provided.
The anti-poverty strategy consultation is still currently open to responses and will close at the end of this month.
If you have any clients, groups or service users you think may be interested in completing the survey please share the link below and encourage them to have their say.
Responses from the consultation will be used to inform the new refreshed anti-poverty strategy and action plan.
Do you belong to a group or organisation that connects heritage with people?
Does your group or organisation work with communities running heritage inspired projects?
A large part of Scotland’s heritage is managed by volunteers and community organisations, but we have no clear picture of this rapidly growing sector. A new project called Community Heritage Scotland has been launched which aims to map it and bring about positive change.
We want to find out who is doing what and where, and want to hear from you!
Whole College Community Wellbeing Event, West Lothian College, Wed 18th April, 10am – 1pm
West Lothian College would like to invite you to host a stall or get involved with the above event. The last mental health and wellbeing day was hugely successful and received great feedback from the public and external organisations, thoughts so far include:
Christina Eley from Craigsfarm Community Hub has asked us to let you all know that when the hub opens in Spring 2018, they will not only have a brand new café, but also a variety of spaces available for community groups, schools and local artists to exhibit their work, free of charge, on a rolling basis with the option of selling their art to the general public. Please see the attached flyer for more details or contact Christina by emailing email@example.com or calling 07808 638303
For operational reasons, including the new GDPR, we are changing to Mail Chimp. This means that all emails from firstname.lastname@example.org to you will now come via Mail Chimp. This will include our e-bulletin, information on events, updates and any surveys. (This does not impact on emails from individual staff members of VSGWL.)
Could you please complete the sign-up form to enable you to receive any future communications. As of April 2nd 2018, we will only be using Mail Chimp. If you have not signed up by this date, you will no longer receive these emails.
The Advice & Support Service West Lothian & Peer Counselling Service based within the Ability Centre will be closing. They will sadly close their service on Thursday 29th March 2018, however will operate a full service until the closure date.
They also have a full range of literature stocked, which they will be offering to any services who wish to have these for their own service use from Monday 26th March onwards, please feel free to visit or contact for information if you wish.