The Health and Social Care Partnership wishes to actively engage in a transparent and meaningful way with Service users, Families, Carers, Staff and Provider organisations about upcoming Commissioning plans. The intent is to work together to improve care, promote independence through preventive measures and provision of support at the earliest opportunity.
The Partnership is now preparing targeted engagement with the key groups - below - over the coming weeks, but also preparing public events for all stakeholders;
What currently works well on any aspects of service delivery across the whole health and social care system? What do you think could be improved, changed or developed during the course of the new plan?.
Respondents should clearly mark which target groups they would wish to see the improvements in, and forward completed pro formas to me by 4 Oct 19 either by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or post: Jeanette Whiting, Health and Social Care Partnership, Civic Centre, Howden South Road, Livingston, West Lothian, EH54 6FF. Should you wish to discuss this further or would like me to follow up with direct engagement with your teams/ stakeholders then I can be contacted on my mobile below.
HcL Transport provide the Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus services in West Lothian, and also in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.
We are looking for volunteers to help us in West Lothian with:
- profile raising - a few hours a month to help at profile raising / fund raising events and activities
- fundraising - can you arrange an event or activity to raise funds for us
- driving - West Lothian (Bathgate) a day a week?
- office - help with admin or despatch a few hours a week?
Please get in touch with either office to find out more – Gary Toner or Laura Kearney (email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org ).
HcL Transport provides Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus services in West Lothian, Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian.
Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday, October 14, 2019 at 1 PM – 2:30 PM at Davidson's Mains Parish Church, 1 Quality Street, EH4 5BB Edinburgh. All members and interested parties are welcome.
The new Kidz n Kin community space is now fully open and we are looking for a Trainee Community Assistant to help with the running of this fantastic family facility. This job is fully funded as part of the SCVO Community Jobs Scotland programme.
Trainee Community Assistant (28 hours) £6.15 - £8.21 per hour
Community Jobs Scotland position so specific criteria apply
Full details @
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Abilitynet is currently recruiting for volunteers in West Lothian. Abilitynext are an award-winning charity looking for IT volunteers to support older people and people with disabilities with their tech at home.
For more information on this volunteering role then please download the job description below.
The Larder Cook School are operating a pop up cafe on Tuesday 3rd September where they offer a mouth watering menu, planned, prepared and served by their trainees as part of their SQA Employability Training Programme. All profit made goes towards helping disadvantaged people into work.
Tables available for 12 noon & 1.15 pm.
HOW TO BOOK :
PHONE - 01506 412819
EMAIL - email@example.com
WEBSITE - Click Here
Not got enough time & fancy a takeaway? No problem!
Give the Larder a call on the number above or email with your order and they will have it ready for your arrival.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre are looking to recruit a small number of volunteers to assist on the farm at Almond Valley both with animal husbandry and with "meeting and greeting" visitors. If this is something you are interested in then please contact Lindsay Delaney on 07534894553 or email Lindsay@almondvalley.co.uk
ASH Scotland have developed free resources for workers or volunteers offering money or debt management advice. Talking about smoking tobacco can be difficult because of perceptions of how some people might react to this, however at an average £10.80 for a pack of 20, smoking is an expensive habit to maintain.
We have developed a mock cigarette packet which is in fact a leaflet dispenser with 10 tips on quitting smoking. This can help initiate a conversation about smoking. More information here.
We can also provide a free e-learning module about how to approach discussing smoking in a money advice setting. Please try it. You can access this at www.ashscotlandmoodle.org.uk
If you would like some mock cigarette packets (we can also provide free posters) along with some inserts please contact Jim O’Rorke. firstname.lastname@example.org
West Lothian Woman’s Aid (WLWA) has been established for 39 years and does important inspirational work to support and empower some of the most vulnerable women and children throughout West Lothian. WLWA provide advice, information and support, including safe accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic abuse.
We are currently seeking to recruit suitably experienced, qualified and skilled women to join our Board of Directors.
The role of Board member is unpaid and offers a unique opportunity for women who have expertise, time and commitment to join the existing Board of Directors in providing strategic guidance and leadership to the existing staff team.
We are keen to recruit women who have experience and knowledge of working with vulnerable women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse although this is not essential. We have identified skills and experience we most require including: Third Sector, Operational and Strategic Development; Financial Management; Human Resource Management, Legal, Marketing and Fundraising, Campaigning and promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
WLWA is committed to equality and diversity and positively encourages applications from women throughout the community. Only women may apply under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and successful applicants will be subject to PVG checks.
Application packs can be emailed across to you by contacting email@example.com
Do you know an amazing small charity or social enterprise who could benefit from £10,000?
Applications for the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards are open. The CSJ Awards recognise outstanding and innovative small charities and social enterprises across the UK.
Six winners will receive a £10,000 grant and their work will be showcased in front of hundreds of leading figures from across the country. Previous award winners have been profiled on primetime television, had their services rolled out in every school across the UK and have secured additional funding as a result of the exposure that the CSJ Awards gave them.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Monday 7th October. There are six awards handed out on the night:
Nightstop West Lothian are urgently looking for volunteer hosts who are able to offer their spare room for few nights to a young person aged 16 to 25 who are in crisis and need somewhere to stay. Providing a safe, secure home and a hot meal for a young person while they receive support to look for more long term accommodation options.
The Nightstop service, run by the Rock Trust in West Lothian, provides young people aged 16 to 25 with emergency accommodation in the homes of trained volunteer hosts, giving them a safe place to stay while the Rock Trust team work to get them long-term and permanent accommodation. It prevents young people from sleeping rough, sofa surfing or staying in hostels and boarding houses, where they may be at risk from abuse. The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in a crisis. Nightstop hosts are given full training and 24 hour support from the Rock Trust team. Hosts are also provided with expenses for each night they host a young person.
The young person will be assessed by the Nightstop Worker to ensure they are suitable for this service. If you would like to help a young person in crisis, we would love to hear from you!
Recently Social Security Scotland opened for new applications for our Best Start Food payment, which replaces the UK Government’s Healthy Start Vouchers in Scotland. Best Start Foods provides low income families on certain benefits with £17.00 every four weeks during pregnancy and for every child under three to spend on a range of healthy foods. This payment increases to £34.00 for children under one.
OSCR are currently advertising for a new Chief Executive. The closing date for applications is 6 September 2019.