Small Ideas Big Impact Virtual Showcase
As part of Malnutrition Awareness Week, Eat Well Age Well are showcasing some of the great community work which has taken place because of our Small Ideas Big Impact Fund.
Come and join us to find out more about some of the projects we have funded, what impact the projects have had on supporting older people to Eat Well, Age Well and Live Well and share good practice with colleagues across Scotland.
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are operating a new project across West Lothian (and other areas): -
The Gambling Support Service started as a pilot project during 2015 in Newport, Wales and has now expanded to 12 'hubs' across England and Wales. From April 2020 it is being delivered in Scotland and we are one of the delivering Bureau.
The aim of the project was to minimise gambling harms and further understand the prevalence of gambling harms throughout the population.
The key aims of the service are:
They are offering a series of FREE training session to raise awareness of the project, the impacts of gambling which will include ongoing support available for clients. This training will be useful for a number of organisations working within our sector.
The training sessions will be via zoom and we can be flexible with days and times. If you are interested in learning more or booking a session get in direct contact with their Regional support worker: -
Diabetes UK Learning Zone: An Introduction
7pm, Wednesday 30 September 2020
Join us with Diabetes UK Senior Clinical Advisor, Karen Davies, to learn about our Learning Zone platform. This website has information, learning modules and guidance for people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and also parents and carers. This session will introduce you to the Learning Zone and how to use it to support your self-management.
Diabetes & Eye Health
7pm, Wednesday 7 October 2020
This session will welcome Scottish Diabetes Retinopathy Screening Collaborative Coordinator, Mike Black, and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Dr Mike Gavin, who will be discussing diabetes and eye health.
Living with Diabetes Q&A for Urdu and Punjabi Speakers
7pm, Monday 28 October 2020
Dr Kashif Ali, GP Partner and Primary Care Lead NHS GGC, and Dr Naz Ghouri, Diabetes Consultant and Chair of NHS GGC Diabetes Equality of Access Group, will lead this discussion event , inviting any questions about living with diabetes. The session will be conducted in English, Urdu and Punjabi.
To register an interest for any of these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating in the subject title which event you wish to attend.
Health and Social care – reflections on Covid-19
The Health and Social Care Strategic planning Group recently held a session reflecting on Covid-19.
The document below captures the key themes.
Notice of funding news - Monday 21 September
Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme
The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme is a £25m Scottish Government funded programme aiming to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. As well as providing ongoing crisis support, they will be planning and implementing changes to adapt and thrive in a very different social and economic climate. The Community & Third Sector Recovery Programme has two strands:
Adapt and Thrive
The programme aims to support organisational change. It offers tailored support and funding to develop a plan so third sector organisations can operate sustainably post-COVID. You can find more information about Adapt and Thrive on the SCVO website, and daily Information Webinars are also available.
Communities Recovery Fund
The fund aims to support the delivery of services in communities that were suspended or reduced because of COVID, or the creation of new services that tackle new challenges presented by COVID. More information about this fund will be available on the SCVO website on or before Friday 18 September.
Both strands will open for applications on Monday 21 September, and will each use an integrated system so, if required, a request can be made to both programmes using a single application form.
The ICJ Project Manager posts is now live. These are 12 month fixed term appointments.
Closing date is 29th September.
Job reference: 030806
Location: West Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership
Job closing date: 29/09/2020
Job posted date: 15/09/2020
Salary: Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)
Employment type: Fixed-term
Job Type: Administrative Services
Hours of work: 30
Department: Health and Social Care
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Lothian
West Lothian (0.8 wte/30 hours per week):
Interview dates being held are as follows:
Wednesday 14th October All day (West Lothian have this date as a possible hold)
Thursday 15th October From noon (West Lothian have this date as a possible hold)
Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.
West Lothian Council are seeking views to support the development of the West Lothian Suicide Prevention Action Plan. Please complete the survey and share within your networks. This consultation will be live from today until the 25th of October 2020
The West Lothian Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Group has also prepared a short information guide to Mental Health and Suicide Prevention learning resources. Please share this with your teams and encourage not only staff to carry out the learning but also for staff to work with service users to view the resources and complete the e-learning if they wish.
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian is a Registered Company in Scotland No. SC244154 and Registered Scottish Charity No. SC027612.
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