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Issue 318 - 6th April 2017


Welcome to issue 318 of CHEX-Point Snippets. As always, this issue contains all the latest news and information relating to community-led health. If you have any news or updates from your own work locally that you would like mentioned in Snippets please get in touch. Click here if you would like to view this e-bulletin online or read any previous issues of Snippets. 

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The next issue will be published on 20th April 2017.

You can send information/material for inclusion in CHEX-Point Snippets by sending an email to sam.jordan@scdc.org.uk or phone CHEX on 0141 248 1990. You can also tweet @SCDC_Sam CHEX-Point Snippets is provided by CHEX – Community Health Exchange and this edition was compiled by Sam Jordan. Thanks to all contributors to this edition.

Contents

(N.B. click on the heading links below to jump immediately to the relevant section)

CHEX News and General Information

Campaigns
Consultations
Publications
Funding
Events
Conferences and seminars
Training
Vacancies
Websites

CHEX News


CHEX National Conference 2017: Power, inequality and community-led health - report
On 1st March 2017 CHEX welcomed community members and colleagues from across Scotland for our National Conference ‘Power, Inequality and Community-led health’.

It was a great day, full of ideas, discussion and energy. Our event report captures the inputs from our excellent contributors on the day:

  • Maruska Greenwood of LGBT Health and Wellbeing - our chair for the day
  • Elinor Dickie of NH Health Scotland
  • Maureen Cope MBE from the Ardenglen Family 
  • Donna Henderson Go Well and Tron St Mary’s Youth Group
  • Donna McKenzie from Beads and Blether and Deborah Hamilton Community Links Practitioner

A big thanks to everyone who made the day such a success. CHEX will continue to connect with the network on the themes identified during the conference, and continue promoting community led health as an integral approach to improving the health and wellbeing of local people and communities. 

Read the event report here


CHEX survey for NHS Health Scotland engagement exercise
CHEX has been commissioned by NHS Health Scotland to undertake an engagement process with the community-led health sector as part of their plan to re-fresh their Corporate Strategy.

To date CHEX has undertaken three focus groups in Inverurie, Edinburgh and Glasgow. 

We are now seeking the views of the wider sector on what would strengthen the community-led health sector as it continues to tackle health inequalities across Scotland.

We hope you will take this opportunity to present your views to one of Scotland’s national NHS Health Boards by completing the following questionnaire. The results of the survey will also help to inform CHEX's future work.

We estimate completion of the questionnaire should take no more than 15 minutes.

Please complete the survey here.

The survey will close at 5pm on Thursday the 13th April 2017. 
 

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General Information


New Scottish Mental Health Strategy
The Scottish Government has published its new mental health strategy for the next 5 years

Improving access to services and supporting earlier intervention is at heart of Scotland’s new ten-year Mental Health Strategy, the Minister for Mental Health has announced. 

Launching the new strategy in a statement to Parliament, Maureen Watt said: “This guiding ambition is at the heart of the new Mental Health Strategy, working to intervene as early as possible to prevent issues developing while ensuring anyone need only ask once to get the help they need fast."

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland said the government's strategy was "strong on ambition and vision" but needed more clarity on how the actions will be delivered.

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) welcomed the action on young people's mental health but said the overall strategy did not go far enough. The charity's chief executive Billy Watson said: "We are pleased to see that some of our recommendations have been accepted and areas of focus in the plan are to be welcomed. "However, we are disappointed it lacks the ambition and investment that Scotland deserves, especially for children and young people."

Of interest to community-led organisations, the report notes that the Scottish Government has endorsed the NHS Scotland 'Good Mental Health for All' report which focuses on addressing the wider determinants of mental health issues and the causes of inequalities in mental health. 

It also notes:

"The inequalities that drive differences in physical health outcomes are the same inequalities that detrimentally impact on mental health. Poverty and social exclusion can increase the likelihood of mental illhealth, and mental ill-health can lead to greater social exclusion and higher levels of poverty."

Report here, news item here


‘A change is gonna come’… but don’t give up the day job
NHS Health Scotland's Chief Executive has published a blog which outlines some of the organisation's activity and some of the changes that are taking place. It says:

"We know that the impact of health inequalities holds Scotland back. That is why is has been our day job for the past few years. As we prepare for our part in the new body, NHS Health Scotland’s goal will be to keep a sharp focus on this. A focus on the right of everyone in Scotland to achieve the highest standard of health and, therefore, particularly on those currently experiencing the worst inequalities."

Read more here.


Places, People and Planning - Greenspace Scotland responds
The Scottish Government has just completed a public consultation on wide ranging proposals for revising the Scottish Planning System. Details of the consultation can be found here.

greenspace scotland has provided feedback on the proposals – looking in particular at the implications for greenspace, green networks and green infrastructure. We also considered the ways in which the proposals would influence placemaking and community involvement in greenspace and public spaces. This response was informed by an expert seminar convened to look at the overall implications of the proposals – thanks to those who contributed their time to help with the process. 

A summary of the key points from their feedback can be found here.


LGBT Health and wellbeing Glasgow Mental Wellbeing project
CHEX Network member LGBT Health and Wellbeing have announced that from April onwards they will deliver a new mental health service in Glasgow: the Mental Wellbeing Project. 

Part of the project includes a programme of events, workshops and regular groups promoting mental wellbeing and techniques for self-management. Come celebrate the launch of the service on Wednesday 26th April at For Fika Sake Café. 

Fore more information, contact Jenny:
jenny@lgbthealth.org.uk / 0141 271 2330 .
 

Smart Urban Intermediaries
This project is about people who make a difference in communities. We call them Smart Urban Intermediaries. Urban neighbourhoods are sustained and mobilized by networks of key individuals who act as intermediaries, forging connections between and within communities, and between communities and institutions of urban governance. This research project seeks to advance knowledge about the role of urban intermediaries in developing social innovation and smart urban development, with the aim to enhance iveability and resilience, and work towards vibrant, accessible and inclusive communities.

More here.


International wellbeing survey
The World Happiness Report finds Norway is the happiest country in the World. The UK ranks 19th.

More here.


Have your say on the future of empowered communities
What do you think is needed for communities to become more vibrant and empowered in the future? If you work with communities as part of your job, take part in community activity or simply live in a community, here's a chance to have your say.

By contributing to Local Trust's Empowered Communities research, you can help to create a dialogue and a vision that reflects the ambitions of people who care about communities across the UK. Their research partner, IVAR, is looking for people to contribute their views. Take part by completing this quick online form and start sharing your ideas today.

Five ways to contribute:

  • Tell IVAR about an empowered community you know
  • Share what you think could help communities become more vibrant
  • Feedback on IVAR's early findings as they emerge later in the year
  • Attend an event to share your views
  • Take part in a Twitter chat with the researchers
Interested in all or any of these? Please complete this quick form.


Scottish Life Expectancy figures
National Records of Scotland has published its Life expectancy in Council Areas (2011-2015) and in Scottish Parliamentary Constituency Areas figures. 

It highlights that across Scotland, the expectancy for the least deprived area is 78.1 for me and 81.8 for women and in the most deprived area it sits at 70.8 for men and 76.8 for women. 


New Understanding Glasgow profiles published
A new set of children and young people’s health and wellbeing profiles have been published on our Understanding Glasgow website.

These contain a wide range of indicators relevant to children's health and their life circumstances, including: healthy life expectancy; child poverty; victims of crime; children's proximity to green space; childhood obesity; and likely development difficulties in pre-school children. There are 60 individual profiles covering Glasgow as a whole, the three sectors within Glasgow and 56 neighbourhoods. 

An interactive graphing/mapping facility also accompanies the profiles.
‘Evidence for Action’ briefings.

Further information and the profiles can be found here.  


News from other networks

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Campaigns


Lanarkshire leading the way to a tobacco-free generation
Morag Pinion, Project Manager for Community Links (South Lanarkshire), was today proud to endorse Scotland’s Charter for a Tobacco Free Generation. 

The Charter for a Tobacco-free Generation is an initiative by health charity Action on smoking and Health Scotland to help deliver a tobacco-free generation by 2034 (by this we mean less than 5% of the population still smokes). The Charter inspires organisations to take action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco in their communities. 

Community Links is joining an esteemed list of over one hundred organisations that have already backed the Charter including British Lung Foundation, Early Years Scotland, Scottish Cot Death Trust and Fife College. 
ing towards a tobacco-free generation by 2034.”

Learn more.


Fife Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards Ceremony 2017
It's that time of year again - Fife Voluntary Action's flagship Awards Ceremony for volunteers, community groups and voluntary organisations is back. This year's event will be held at The Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline on Wednesday 07 June 2017. 
This is your chance to recognise and reward the effort of volunteers, organisations and community groups that are serving the people and communities of Fife.

More here.


Mental Health Awareness Week 2017
Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 (MHAW) will take place from 8-14 May with a theme of surviving or thriving?

This year, rather than ask why so many people are living with mental health problems, we will seek to uncover why too few of us are thriving with good mental health. Because thriving is more than the absence of a mental health problem. 

Read more here.


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Consultations and surveys


Experience of working with child refugees in Scotland?
Children in Scotland would like to build a clearer picture of professionals’ experiences of working with children who have experienced trauma, including refugee children, to help inform their communications, training and events. If you have experience of working with refugee children and families, Children in Scotland ask for your help in answering just 4 short questions


Research into Volunteering Within Minority Ethnic Communities
Research Scotland are conducting research into volunteering within minority ethnic communities. This work has been commissioned by CRER (Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights). The research will inform the implementation of Scotland’s Race Equality Framework for Scotland 2016 to 2030.

What are we doing?
We would like to find out about the experiences and perceptions of volunteering for minority ethnic volunteers. We are hoping to speak with:

  • people from minority ethnic communities that take part in volunteering, or have taken part in volunteering in the past;
  • people from minority ethnic communities that do not take part in volunteering; and
  • staff involved in coordination, managing and recruiting volunteers, specifically minority ethnic volunteers.

How are we doing it?
Ideally, we would like to speak with minority ethnic participants in a focus group. This helps us gather a range of views and allows people to share their experiences. We can be flexible and offer a telephone discussion or online survey for anyone who cannot attend the group. We understand that staff are busy, so we would arrange a short telephone discussion at a time that suits you.

Costs
We are happy to cover the costs of venue hire and light refreshments for the focus group, as well as reasonable travel expenses for participants. We are also offering a small donation of £50 to organisations that help us to arrange the focus
groups.

To get involved contact nadia.hyder@researchscotland.org.


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Publications


Being disabled in Britain: a journey less equal
This report is a review into disability inequality in Great Britain. It builds on the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s statutory five-yearly report on equality and human rights progress in England, Scotland and Wales, Is Britain Fairer?.

The report includes chapters on six areas of life, including education, work, health, justice and participation in politics, looking at where there has been progress and where there are still serious issues to be tackled. It also looks the experiences of those with different impairments and how these impact on people’s life chances.
 
More here.


Iriss Glen Isla Project
In 2016/17, Iriss worked with the Glen Isla project, a women’s criminal justice centre based in Arbroath, to enhance relational approaches. 

The Glen Isla Project supports and supervises women who are subject to court orders or returning to the community following a custodial sentence or period of remand. 

The aim of the project was to co-design a relational tool to enhance communication and relationships in a women’s criminal justice setting.

A summary report of the project, which details the process, learning and evaluation, is available here.


Long-term monitoring of health inequalities - Scottish Government Report
The Scottish Government has published its annual update of long-term indicators of health inequalities, such as healthy birthweight and alcohol-related hospital admissions.

With the exception of the healthy birthweight indicator, significant health inequalities persist for each indicator covered in the report. In a number of indicators, absolute inequality (the gap between the most and least deprived areas) has narrowed over the longer term.

There's a news report here and the full report here


Evidence from Elsewhere guide to secondary evidence
This guide is for anyone in the third sector who wants to use secondary evidence to inform, influence and improve policy or practice.

Using other people’s evidence can be useful to fill gaps in your evidence or to help make a case for a new service or project.

The guide is divided into four parts:

  • Exploring the importance of secondary evidence
  • Key steps to gathering and making sense of secondary evidence
  • Top tips to developing your own approach
  • A range of resources for accessing secondary evidence.

The guide has been produced by the Knowledge Translation Network, of which CHEX is a member.

Visit Evaluation Support Scotland's website to download a copy of Evidence from Elsewhere: Gathering, analysing and using other people's evidence.


GCPH Briefing paper 50: social regeneration
This briefing paper proposes and discusses seven principles for effective social interventions and regeneration, based on the evaluation of Sistema Scotland’s Big Noise programme. The strength of Sistema Scotland’s approaches appears to lie in the application of all seven principles concurrently, within the Big Noise programme.

The paper proposes that practitioners and communities involved in social interventions and social regeneration should consider the application of all seven principles but recognises they may be constrained by resources, time and/or the specific context and remit of the intervention or programme.

Briefing paper 50: Principles for effective social regeneration and the accompanying infographic are both available on the GCPH website. 


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Funding
 

Great Places scheme
Recently launched in Scotland, the Great Place Scheme has been designed by HLF and partners to ensure intelligent investment in place-based regeneration. It offers funding for greater collaboration between cultural, community and civic organisations in tackling issues such as poverty and inequality, employment, education and health.

Placing heritage at the heart of joined-up thinking, the scheme responds to specific Scottish needs including:
  • “The Great Place Scheme is a challenge to local leaders to work together to put culture right at the centre of their local plans.”
  • Ros Kerslake, HLF Chief Executive
  • Creating new dynamic networks and partnerships to maximise community benefit
  • Devising new ways to include both the built and natural heritage in the provision of local education and health services
  • Addressing inequality, involving young people and providing opportunities for training
  • Researching and demonstrating the contribution made by heritage to the local economy
  • Exploring and piloting new ways to finance cultural organisations.
  • Building on initiatives and partnerships already in place
Expressions of interest must be submitted by June 8th. More here.


Let’s play with MyParkScotland
Julie Andrews may have sung about the hills being alive with the sound of music; we want our parks to be alive with the sound of play!  With all the talk of an increasingly inactive society, there is no better place to play, no matter what your age (!), than in parks and greenspaces across Scotland.
 
On 21 March, MyParkScotland launched the second crowdfund campaign theme for 2017: the focus is on projects promoting and enhancing outdoor play in your park. Eight projects are currently part of the Let’s Play theme and they are looking for your support to help them fund their playful projects. They include bike trails, playpark improvements, outdoor gym and new play areas.

Check out the projects here


Community Learning Exchange
Federation of City Farm and Community Garden (FCFCG) members can apply for up to £750 to cover the costs of visiting another project on a learning exchange to support project development and good practice sharing. The host will receive up to £300 to cover their preparation and hosting time. This fund can be used in a number of ways to support your garden to become established or perhaps explore a new direction.

If you'd like to know more or discuss an idea contact


People's Health Trust - Active Communities
Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 over two years, seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years. We're looking for small and local projects, genuinely designed and run by local people. By small, we mean just a small group of people on an estate, in a few streets or villages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
We're also looking for great ideas from communities of interest. By this we mean a group of people who have things in common and wish to come together to address something that is important to them. These ideas could be based in one neighbourhood, or cover a wider area.  

Applying couldn't be easier. It's an online process with a step by step guide from start to finish. More here.


Life Changes Trust
Empowerment Grants are for groups or organisations that are committed to developing young people’s confidence and skills, and want to help them exercise their rights and give them more opportunities to participate in community life. This could be through projects such as peer research or peer education, volunteering programmes, taking ownership of a community asset, e.g. a local park or young people led workshops.

LCT would like care experienced young people to take the lead in designing projects that interest them, so engaging with young people in this way should be a priority. Small grants of between £500 and £10,000 will be available. Completed applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 29 March 2017.

Further information, including guidance notes, is available from the LCT website
 

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Events


Glasgow City Hustings: Who can we trust with Glasgow’s health?
PHM Scotland is hosting a hustings on Thursday 20th April in Glasgow at the Project Cafe (18:30 - 20:00). The hustings is titled 'Who can we trust with Glasgow’s health?' and is going to cover health and the social determinants of health across the city and will include representatives from all the major parties involved in the upcoming local elections. We hope to cover topics on economic development, housing, coummunities and health and social care.

Register here.  


Celebrating Diversity Newmains
Newmains Community Trust Centre in partnership with Conforti Institute has the great pleasure to write a letter requesting your support of the upcoming Celebrating Diversity event on April 22nd 2017 at the NCT Centre. 

Venue: Newmains Community Trust Centre, 15 Manse Road, ML2 9AX, Newmains
Date : 22.04.2017
Time : 10:00 am – 14:00 pm

All welcome: to attend (learn & network), to promote (your organisation/activity), or help with the event (please see attached files for more information).

If you are able to provide support and to take part in our exiting project, please contact the NCT office at 01698 386 403 or volunteer@nctcentre.co.uk and please return attached stall holder form.

If you are unable to host a stall, please feel free to come along and enjoy the day, meet new people and share your experience.


South Lanarkshire workshop on Community Empowerment Act
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act is starting to come into effect, with most of the regulations and guidance now finalised.

This free workshop for community organisations is a chance to find out what the Act contains and how to make use of it in order to do the sorts of things you want to do as a community. The main focus will be on how community organisations can use 'participation requests' to start a dialogue with public bodies about things that matter to them. The workshop will also introduce you to:

  • New opportunities to be part of community planning processes in your local area.
  • Provisions around asset transfer and community right to buy
  • Other parts of the Act such as changes to National Outcomes and duties for local authorities around community food growing.

The workshop will take place on Mon 24 April 2017, 13:00 - 16:00 at Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire, 155 Montrose crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LQ

More here.


Election Hustings - What can Falkirk Council do for survivors?
Wellbeing Scotland is hosting a Hustings on Tuesday 25th April, ahead of the 2017 Falkirk Council election Hustings on Thursday 4th May. The Hustings will give people the opportunity to meet candidates for the Falkirk Council local election as they answer questions from survivors of childhood abuse and trauma and professionals working with survivors.
  • Date: Tuesday 25th April
  • Time: 7 – 9pm (doors open from 6.45pm)
  • Venue: Thornhill Community Hall, Falkirk
The Hustings will be open to all members of the public, and will be particularly relevant to anyone living in the Falkirk area.


Seeding Success: learning from Stalled Spaces Scotland event, Paisley, 10 May
Free one-day learning event to explore how communities have used vacant spaces to transform their places. Learn how these projects support town centre regeneration and find out more about the future policy direction. Hear from local authorities, Scottish Government, community groups and others on the impact of the Stalled Spaces Scotland project and how it supports community empowerment.

More here


Human Rights Consortium Scotland & the Equality and Human Rights Commission: Making Change Happen: Using the courts to make rights a reality
1st June, Edinburgh.This will be an informative and inspiring day of speakers and workshops around how your organisation can use the law and the courts to bring about social change. This event will include: Helpful information and advice from legal experts around possible legal tools and their pros and cons; Learning directly from those with hands-on experience of using the courts to achieve change – the opportunities & challenges of doing so, and their advice to others; Opportunity to discuss, question and influence the future of litigation to make rights a reality in Scotland.

More here.


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Conferences and seminars

Seminar Series 13: Lecture 6 - Can Do – Flourishing in the 21st Century
The great maker, designer, writer and social activist William Morris’s central concern was ‘how we live and how we might live’. In the 21st century, what can craft practice tell us about the idea of a life well lived? Drawing on recent research on learning-through-doing, and on projects that bridge craft and health, this lecture explores what craft contributes to eudaimonic wellbeing – to flourishing lives.

  • Tuesday 25th April 2017
  • 4.30 pm – 6.00 pm
  • The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Despite a heralded ‘march of the makers’, contemporary society and our education systems continue to privilege book learning over learning-through-doing. We value ‘knowing-that’ over ‘knowing-how’. Craft offers, by contrast, an embodied engagement with the physical world, a sense of agency derived from experimentation, learning from mistakes, dedication to quality and skilfulness, physical feedback, and grounded repetition. Craft connects us to ourselves, to each other and to the world around us.

More here.


Places and Spaces for Health and Wellbeing 2017, April 25th 2017, Saracen House, Glasgow
The health and wellbeing of a population is a key focus in any thriving nation. With this in mind, it is widely recognised that many of the underlying determinants of inequalities in health and well-being are environmental, including for example, our built environment, our communities as well as access to green space. The Scottish Government recognises that this has a significant impact on the health of Scotland's people, and that action is required to create healthy environments which are safe, calming and nurturing for all age groups.

This conference will examine the issues outlined above such as the connections between health and wellbeing, place making and use of urban built landscape and open spaces. In addition, it will summarise the relationship between open space in relation to physical and mental health, and environmental, economic, social and cultural wellbeing, through expert analysis and evidence based case studies.
 
From £89. More here.
 

Public Health Round Table with ScotPHN
This round table event on 2 May 2017 will provide an opportunity for the Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) and voluntary health organisations to understand each other better, explore areas of shared interest in public health and three forthcoming areas of ScotPHN work: gender re-assignment, opthamology, and chronic pain.

We are keen to attract a few more voluntary health organisations to this event, so please contact Lauren Blair if you are interested.


ANNUAL CONFERENCE - WELFARE RIGHTS 2017
CPAG in Scotland's annual cofnerence will take place on 19 May in Glasgow. The keynote speakers will be Jeane Freeman, Minister for Social Security, and bruce Adamson, Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland. We are running 8 expert workshops and a panel discussion on the role of social security in tackling child poverty.

To view all our speakers and workshops, find out about our exhibition opportunities and to book a place please visit our website.

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Training


Crowdfunding workshop, 24 May
This training event, brought to you by Resourcing Scotland’s Heritage and delivered by Arts & Business Scotland, will provide a ‘how-to’ guide to crowdfunding for cultural organisations. There are places for arts and heritage organisations to participate in the event which is being delivered by Kirsty Gilchrist of SoLoCo and Lisa Westcott-Wilkins.

More here
 

HIIC Tutor Training
This 2 day HIIC Tutor Training course is a credit rated course, 8 points at level 7, and aims to equip participants to deliver Health Issues in the Community training to a wide variety of people in a broad range of settings.  Applicants should have a reasonable knowledge of community development and/or delivering training in a community setting.  The Tutor Training gives participants an opportunity to find out about the pack content, how to use it, the learning methods that are used and the expectations/responsibilities of tutors.

  • ON:  Thu 27th and Fri 28th April 2017
  • VENUE:  Woodlands Training Room, The Albany Centre (part of GCVS), 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS
  • TIMES:  09.30 – 16.15 (both days)

If you are sure the course is for you, please complete this form and return it to us as soon as possible.  Places on the course are limited and will be allocated on a “first come first served” basis.


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Vacancies

Support and Engagement Executive - Community Transport Association UK
We are recruiting a Support and Engagement Executive to work with CTA members and other stakeholders in Scotland to identify support needs, recommend and co-design service solutions and to increase participation in CTA-led initiatives.

  • £25,500
  • Closing date: 28 April 2017

We’re especially looking for good experience of supporting organisations to strengthen their services and relationships.

The Community Transport Association (CTA) is a national charity working with thousands of other charities and community groups across the UK that all provide local transport services that fulfil a social purpose and community benefit.

More here.


Legal Officer - Scottish Human Rights Commissio
We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution. Independent and authoritative in our legal and policy analysis, collaborative and proactive in our approach to improving outcomes for people, we are proud of what we’ve achieved since we began working in 2008.

  • Salary: £41,649 - £51,144
  • Closing date: 24 April 2017 
  • Location: Edinburgh

We currently have an opportunity for a Legal Officer to join our Strategy and Legal team.

We’re Scotland’s national human rights institution. Independent and authoritative in our legal and policy analysis, collaborative and proactive in our approach to improving outcomes for people, we are proud of what we’ve achieved since we began working in 2008.

More here.


Children and Famliy Development Worker
Concrete Garden is an award winning charity based in Possilpark North Glasgow, we believe that when communities grow gardens, gardens grow communities and that people live happier, healthier lives when they play, learn and grow together. We work tirelessly to provide safe spaces and engaging activities that allow people to connect with nature and each other.

  • £24,000 pro rata   
  • 21 hours per week
  • Fixed term until 31st March 2020.
  • 24 April 2017 

‘The Back Garden’ was launched in 2015 and proved a natural attraction for families and children, in response to this we increased our activities to serve this group and continued to develop the garden space to meet their needs.

In 2016, after community led consultation and design collaboration with local children, we fundraised and built our first ‘ Natural Play Area’ within ‘The Back Garden’

We are now seeking an experienced and highly motivated ‘Children and Family’s Development Worker’ to lead the development of the ‘Natural Play Area’ and build upon our work with children and families in Possilpark.

This post is funded for 3 years through Big Lottery Fund, Community led grant.

More here.


Scottish Waterways Trust - Canal Officer for Cultural Heritage
Scottish Waterways Trust is looking for someone who can develop and deliver innovative programmes of education, engagement and practical heritage conservation tasks. Working with children, young people, volunteers and the general public, the Trust are looking for someone who can enthuse and motivate people and connect them with the heritage of our canals.

This post is funded by Historic Environment Scotland. Closing Date: midday on 13 April. More here


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Websites


International Association of Community Development
On 1st April IACD shall be launching our new website www.iacdglobal.org 

They have spent the last couple of months transferring key material from the old website, creating new pages and a much more user friendly site.

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