There are over 100 public parks in West Lothian - from small local parks to large Country Parks. This survey is intended to measure your satisfaction with West Lothian’s public parks overall.
If you want a direct response to a particular issue in a particular park, for example reporting something broken and/or unsafe in a park, please use the following link instead of this satisfaction survey: www.westlothian.gov.uk/report
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dedridge Regeneration group would like to hear how COVID 19 and its impacts have affected you, your loved ones, neighbours and community. This survey will help us find out what the needs of the community are and identify what services and activity you would like to see.
This survey has been organised by Dedridge Regeneration group (Dedridge Regeneration group is the local community-led action group that is supported by the local services and organisations to help make a difference in Dedridge). The anonymised results of this survey will be shared with Dedridge Regeneration group , local organisations, services, third sector and businesses
This survey should be completed by anyone that lives, learns, works, volunteers, plays and does business in Dedridge.
The Scottish Government want to hear from people working in and with the charity sector, members of the public, and anyone with an interest in charity law. Closing date 5 Feb 2021
This engagement follows on from a previous consultation in 2019 which sought views on potential improvements to the statutory charity regulation framework in Scotland. The consultation looked at proposals put forward by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). The proposals broadly focus on improvements to charity law that would increase transparency and accountability in order to maintain public trust and confidence in charities and OSCR. The Scottish Government are restarting engagement with the charity sector to develop and refine the proposals consulted on in 2019. This will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to help Scottish Government formulate a position on the way forward with charity law.
The majority of respondents supported the proposals in the 2019 consultation, however the analysis report made clear that more policy development work and stakeholder engagement was required before they could bring forward any legislative changes. This engagement will build on the previous consultation responses and will assist the Scottish Government in deciding the next steps for charity law.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ladywell Regeneration group would like to hear how COVID 19 and its impacts have affected you, your loved ones, neighbours and community. This survey will help us find out what the needs of the community are and identify what services and activity you would like to see.
This survey has been organised by the Ladywell Regeneration group (The Ladywell regeneration group is a local community-led action group that is supported by the local services and organisations to help make a difference in Ladywell). The anonymised results of this survey will be shared with the Ladywell Regeneration group, local organisations, services, third sector and businesses
This survey should be completed by anyone that lives, learns, works, volunteers, plays and does business in Ladywell.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transform Craigshill would like to hear how COVID 19 and its impacts have affected services, organisations, community groups and the third sector. This survey will help us identify the current landscape of services, organisations, and community groups and inform the updated local plan
This survey has been organised by Transform Craigshill (Transform Craigshill is the local community-led action group that is supported by the local services and organisations to help make a difference in Craigshill). The anonymised results of this survey will be shared with Transform Craigshill, local organisations, services, third sector businesses and community.
This survey should be completed by the third sector, services, organisations, community groups and social enterprises that deliver activity benefitting the Craigshill community.
We do this by providing regular one-to-one support, which can include home visits, outings, phone conversations and help in attending local groups and activities. We also provide 13 social & activity groups across West Lothian.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular face-to-face services have not been possible, so we had to look for other ways to keep isolated older people connected in the community. Since March, we’ve been providing weekly telephone support, online social groups over Zoom, letters and activity packs through the post, digital support to help people connect with friends & family and socially distanced doorstep visits to those most in need.
With the Covid-19 vaccination programme now under way, we’re looking forward to being able to re-start our one-to-one home visits and groups. Until that time comes we’ll continue to develop and improve our current range of services.
We’d love to hear from you if you or someone you know could benefit from our support. We’re also recruiting volunteers to support our current services, but also to get involved in our return to regular services when that becomes possible. In either case, please contact us on 01506 815 815 or email@example.com. You can also find us online at www.facebook.com/OPALCyrenians and www.cyrenians.scot/OPAL
The Equality Act 2010 requires all public bodies (such as councils and the health service) to publish equality outcomes at least every four years. Equality outcomes aim to achieve specific and identifiable improvements in people's life chances, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations.
Working in partnership - West Lothian, Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils, NHS Lothian, Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and East Lothian Integrated Joint Board have developed a set of draft equality themes and outcomes. These are based on research and evidence from different sources and on conversations with services and organisations that work to help and support people.
We want people with a variety of life and personal experiences to share their thoughts on the draft themes and outcomes. Your views will help shape and influence the development of the final outcomes and help us to agree actions that can make a difference to people's lives.
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The Scottish Government is seeking your views on the revised National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland which will replace the current National Guidance published in 2014. The revision has involved consultation and collaboration with a wide range of partners to consider and reflect the range of legislative, policy and practice developments. We would like to hear your views on the tone, level of detail and approach in the revised guidance, in particular in relation to the description of new or significant aspects, and whether there are any omissions or issues that have not been adequately addressed.
Consultation responses will be analysed and views will inform the final content of the revised National Guidance, and future developments in child protection improvement work more generally. The final revised National Guidance will be published online in spring 2021. The consultation is open now and will close on Sunday 17 January 2021.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss your response, please email ChildProtectionConsultation@gov.scot.
Help shape a fairer recovery after coronavirus by submitting ideas to the Social Renewal Advisory Board. You may be aware that on 9 June 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government and the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People announced the creation of a Social Renewal Advisory Board.
Community groups and organisations can help shape a fairer recovery after coronavirus by submitting ideas to the Social Renewal Advisory Board.
This is an invitation for you to tell the board what needs to change to bring about a Fairer Scotland in the future, based on your learning from the COVID pandemic.
Your ideas could focus on one of the themes discussed by the board: housing and place, work, income, public services, and attitudes and discrimination. Or on something else you think is important.
We expect that some ideas will be for the Scottish Government to take up. But you might also have other suggestions for local government, business, employers, the UK Government, providers of services, or the third sector (voluntary groups).
Any organisation should feel free to send in ideas. We would particularly like to hear from groups working with people with protected characteristics. The protected characteristics are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, or those with lived experience of the issues. All experience is valuable.
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