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An independent evaluation of the Supporting Voluntary Action (SVA) programme has been published. SVA was an ambitious programme of change with added complexity due to the number of organisations involved, as well as the challenging and constantly evolving landscape. Despite this, 120 organisations from all 32 local authority areas took part, ensuring that the programme
Please see the new Mens Group Newsletter from Caring in Craigmillar.
YouthLink Scotland has launched a new blog site. This is an opportunity for those involved in working with young people to contribute their views, policy ideas and constructive criticism on a regular basis. They are looking for as wide a range of contributors as possible with a diverse mix of views. There are many challenges
The Beyond Homelessness research studied Scottish Local Authorities, service providers and those affected by homelessness over a three year period (2010-2013) to understand the impact of a networks approach on support delivery and the outcomes for service users. It aimed to demonstrate the positive impact supportive relationships can have for those affected by homelessness and
The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is calling on all professionals working with children and families to ‘Be a Safety Hero’ this Child Safety Week (24-30 June 2013). Professionals working with children can download free Child Safety Week resources. The resources provide practical and fun ways of using the safety hero theme to engage with
At times of change and uncertainty, evidence becomes very important to build confidence about how to put policy into practice. Although some relevant evidence exists, as it becomes the mainstream mechanism for delivering social care, self-directed support (SDS) will bring significant new challenges and evidence needs. In this context, IRISS initiated a project to explore evidence
On 27th March, a Turbanology event was hosted by Sikh Sanjog, Edinburgh Inter Faith Association and Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) with the support of the City of Edinburgh Council. The event celebrated the Sikh culture and more information can be viewed on the Turbanology website. A book, Turbanology: Guide to Sikh Identity
Are you looking for a space in the community to hire for your group, project or service? The Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre may have the space you are after. Facilities include: large hall small hall café IT/Education Suite Disabled access and facilities. With community lets at just £5 per hour and commercial lets at just £10
See Me Scotland has launched a new campaign called Just Listen. It aims to take the mystery out of offering support to someone with a mental health problem. Just listen – you might change a life.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has published a report on the question of “How have Scottish local authorities managed the social risks of public spending cuts?” Managing the social risks of public spending cuts in Scotland is available as a full report as well as an executive summary document. Both items are available for download from
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