Scottish Psychological Trauma and Adversity Training Plan Consultation Launch - response due by 22nd February 2019
Please see information below on the Scottish Psychological Trauma and Adversity Training Plan consultation.
This Training Plan supports the Scottish Government/NHS Education Scotland’s ‘Transforming Psychological Trauma: A Knowledge and Skills Framework for The Scottish Workforce’, which was designed to increase understanding of trauma and its impact across the broad Scottish workforce. The Training Plan has the goal of providing guidance and outlining the steps that can be undertaken within and across organisations, services and agencies to develop, commission and embed the use of high quality trauma training.
The Training Plan can be found here:
Please see attached below a copy of the consultation questions. If you would like to contribute any comments to a West Lothian CPP response, please can you send these to Joanna Anderson by Friday 15 February.
This year’s Scottish Learning Disability Awards are currently open for nominations. The Awards are run by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and are a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the talent, achievements and contribution that people with learning disabilities of all ages and backgrounds, make to our communities right across Scotland.
It's all about the internet - Cyber Resilience Survey
Youthlink Scotland is developing resources around ‘cyber resilience’ - this means people are better able to think about and protect themselves from risks online. They want to hear from you to inform the development of the resources. The resources are being developed to guide the building of conversations and learning opportunities about cyber resilience into youth work, adult learning, community work, support work and more. They will help non-formal learning practitioners to support communities, learners and young people they work with have a stronger understanding of cyber resilient behaviour.
The views of practitioners and learners, including community organisation, are being sought to inform the resources – please fill in the survey by Friday 25th January 2019.
YouthLink Scotland is being funded by Scottish Government to develop the resources - reference group partners include Learning Link Scotland, Scottish Community Development Centre, LEAD Scotland, CLD Standards Council, Young Scot, Midlothian Council, The Prince's Trust and Carnegie UK Trust, Police Scotland and North Ayrshire Council.
One Parent Families Scotland are launching a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Service and have vacancies for a National Coordinator and Family Support Workers x 4 (in various locations).
The closing date is 4th February. For more information, please follow the link - http://bit.ly/opfs_jobs
At our recent funding event – ‘Lets Talk Funding’ Annie from Heritage Lottery Fund spoke about a new programme coming in 2019 – here it is! I would suggest booking your place ASAP – here is the link
Developing a heritage project, Howden Park Centre, Livingston – Heritage Lottery Fund
Wednesday 20 February, 10-12pm
At this event, we will discuss the types of projects we can support, how to develop a heritage project and the application process. We are launching our new programmes at the end of January as part of our new Strategic Funding Framework and this will be a chance to hear more about the new priorities and programmes.
The Heritage Lottery Fund supports all kinds of projects using money raised by National Lottery players to help people and communities enjoy, explore and learn more about the heritage they care about. Projects could include anything from recording people's memories, researching people and places, looking after natural habitats and wildlife, helping people to learn traditional skills, delving into diverse cultures or exploring a local museum collection. You don't have to be a heritage organisation to apply for funding. Whether your focus is community, culture, health or sport getting involved in a heritage project brings many benefits.
You will be aware that our CEO Bridget has been on leave following her recent sad bereavement.
She has now tendered her resignation with effect from 20 January 2019.
Board members and staff, together with representatives of our funders - Scottish Government and West Lothian Council, wish her well for the future.
James MacBain has recently joined us as Interim CEO working three days a week until early March.
James has had a great deal of previous experience in the sector.
He can be contacted in the office on 01506 650111
Presented to you by The Livingston Players (SCIO) is a Scottish Charity, registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (charity number SC047580):
A Bunch of Amateurs, a play by Ian Hislop & Nick Newman
Jefferson Steel is an ageing Hollywood action hero. He is vain, insecure and out of work. Keen to boost his flagging career, he arrives in England to play King Lear in Stratford – only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village and instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judi Dench, the cast are A Bunch of Amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. A clash of cultures with comic complications ensues in this hilarious and ultimately moving comedy.
Save the date - Child poverty event - Friday 22nd February 2019
Citizens Advice Bureau West Lothian are hosting a Child Poverty Networking event on Friday 22nd February 2019 in Howden Park Centre, the event will start at 9.30am and run until 1.30 and a light lunch will be available. As well as networking opportunities organisations will have the opportunity to learn more about what is happening locally and how we can all better work together. The agenda will be issued as soon as it has been finalised.
We anticipate high interest in this event so if you would be interested in attending please secure your place by responding to this e-mail. If you would like to be involved or have an information stall at the event please let us know.
Thank you for being part of the ‘Let’s Talk Funding’ event – the feedback has been fantastic. You told us that this conversation was much needed – and we need to make sure we turn this energy and drive into action.
The day began with presentations from a range of funders (we’ve put the presentations on our web - they can be found below) which led onto Questions and Answers session where we discussed what support is out there for the sector, whether levels of funding is diminishing and the challenges of finding core funding. After lunch there was range of workshops being delivered on topics such as asset transfer, social enterprise and successful funding applications (more information and resources on our web). The day ended with booked one to one sessions with funders – as you can see a busy day. Key to all our conversations was the question ‘what’s next?’
Here are the creative and innovative ideas generated on the day that we need to discuss over the next few weeks – ideas such as;