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27 June 2013

e-bulletin

Edition 33

In this issue: Engage Renfrewshire Excellence! Our Place Spectacular

Gain

Summer

Green Deal and Consumer Protection Event

The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 24th July 2013 Please submit articles by 12 noon on 18th July 2013

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27 June 2013

In This Issue

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Are you in receipt of Self Directed Support? Engage Page - 3 Volunteering Page - 4 Events Pages - 5 Information Page - 7 Third Sector News - 8

See below for a few of our additional support services: payroll and financial Services printing mailshot room hire e-bulletin e-alerts training PQASSO quality standard mentoring

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What is self-directed support? Self-directed support (SDS) allows people to choose how their support is provided to them by giving them as much ongoing control as they want over the individual budget spent on their support. If you employ a support worker or carer you have a responsibility for paying wages, tax and National Insurance. In this instance many people find it helpful to use a specialised payroll service. Engage Renfrewshire can provide a comprehensive payroll service to individuals in receipt of Direct Payments through Self-Directed Support. If you are interested in the payroll service provided by Engage Renfrewshire please contact Claire Dorris or Jacqueline Carroll for more information: Engage Renfrewshire 10 Falcon Crescent Paisley PA3 1NS finance@engagerenfrewshire.com 0141 887 7707

Financial and Payroll Services At Engage we pride ourselves on having outstanding payroll and financial services so if you are a local business, individual or volunteer organisation then we can help. Each service we offer is unique because we understand that every business is also unique so whether you’re a large third sector business or an individual we will be able to offer a tailor made service that should suit you. We understand that payroll management can be a hassle so for a monthly fee we can: 

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register you with HM Revenue and Customs and deal with any future correspondence, fill in forms and new legislation as well as prepare your wage slips for each employee calculate the employer/employee National Insurance, organise PAYE and statutory payments provide you with a report of the correct monthly PAYE/National Insurance to be paid to HMRC complete your employers annual year end return and prepare P14 and P60 forms on line filing

We also offer a range of complete accountancy and book-keeping services for larger organisations with more complex needs.

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Engage Page Engage Renfrewshire Gain Excellence! Engage Renfrewshire aim to support and promote the views and ideas of local groups, organisations and individuals – and they have recently been recognised as an excellent organisation for doing just that! Last week the Company was awarded their ‘Committed to Excellence’ award at Quality Scotland's 22nd Scottish Awards for Business Excellence ceremony at the Roxburghe Hotel, Edinburgh. This high profile event was attended by over 300 professionals, including senior decision makers as well as numerous Ambassadors for Excellence across the public, private and third sectors – all of whom help support an aim of making excellence a national characteristic of Scotland. Chief Executive of Engage Renfrewshire Alan McNiven who attended the ceremony said; ‘Officers at Engage are charged with helping local third sector organisations achieve their goals. We work in partnership to support and offer advice on all aspects of volunteering, group and organisational development. Social Enterprise is also a key area for the company and significant work goes in to helping organisations decide if social enterprise is right for them. I was delighted to accept our award from David Bradley, Chief Executive of Quality Scotland on behalf of Engage Renfrewshire at the event. This award shows how far the Company has come in our first two years of operation.’ For information on the services provided by Engage Renfrewshire please contact 0141 887 7707. Updates on Engage Renfrewshire and its members can be found on: http:// Facebook.com/EngageRenfrewshire and http://Twitter.com/EngageNews1

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com 3


Volunteering Page Linstone Housing Association Management Committee

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park Saltire Challenge Event

Description: Linstone is seeking people interested in supplementing our existing Management Committee. As a Management Committee member you will be responsible for the overall strategic direction for the organisation.

Desciption: The Rangers at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park are hosting a Saltire Challenge event for volunteers aged 12 – 25 on the 15th July. The Challenge will involve working as part of a team in an effort to remove Himalayan Balsalm at Castle Semple Visitor Centre.

We offer ongoing training and support opportunities to our new Committee Members as well as the opportunity to observe at our meetings before joining the Committee. We hold around 8 Management Committee meetings each year- these are currently held every 6 weeks on a Tuesday from 3:30pm to 5:30 pm

The event will last from 10am to 3.30pm with a break for lunch between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, allowing participants to attend for only the morning or afternoon session if they wish. An Exchange Scotland group will also be volunteering that day, giving volunteers the opportunity to find out more about international volunteering. If you’ve got a green thumb or simply want rewarded for volunteering, get in touch for more info via the contact info below: scrossan@engagerenfrewshire.com

Download the Engage Volunteering Newsletter Are you interested in volunteering in the Renfrewshire area? Want to find the latest, greatest opportunities? Each month we produce a Volunteering Newsletter which is filled with the latest opportunities in the local area, from working with children to fostering pets. There’s something for everyone We also produce original features highlighting the great work volunteers do as well as pages of information to help you get the most out of volunteering. http://www.engagerenfrewshire.com/content/resources/?cat=11

VOLUNTEERING! Engage Renfrewshire has a wide range of volunteering opportunities from a diverse selection of Organisations and Groups. From working with children to fostering pets, we have something that you can do make a real positive difference to your community. We have an expert knowledge of the available opportunities and Organisations in the local area, so our team will help you find an opportunity that’s suited to you. Registering as a volunteer with us is very simple. All you need to do is download an application form from our website (details of which are noted below) and email your completed form to admin@engagerenfrewshire.com, or, alternatively call 0141 887 7707 for more information. WE LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM YOU. http://www.engagerenfrewshire.com/blogs/volunteering/ Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101

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Events Page

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 16th, 17th, 18th and 23rd, 24th, 25th July King George V Pavilion, Renfrew. From 1pm — 4pm. Surprise session details TBC (likely to be 26th or 27th July) For 8—16 year olds For more information and/or to reserve a place please contact: Alyson Ross, Community Learning Officer, Our Place Youth Project, Renfrewshire Council, Youth and Sport Services, Renfrew High School, Haining Road, Renfrew Phone: 0141 886 8116 Email: alyson.ross@renfrewshire.gov.uk

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com 5


Events Page

Green Deal and Consumer Protection Event 10 July 2013 Glasgow I am writing to let you know about an upcoming Energy Saving Trust event we think you will be interested in. This is the first in a series of events sponsored by the Scottish Government to help organisations in Scotland share knowledge and best practice regarding the Green Deal. This FREE half day seminar will look at consumer protection in relation to the Green Deal, informing consumer facing organisations of the safeguards in place and current consumer issues. There will be speakers representing different sectors of the Green Deal process and the opportunity to ask questions of the panel during Q&A sessions. The event takes place on 10 July at the Lighthouse in Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU running from 9.30am – 1pm with lunch included. A more detailed agenda will follow but as places are limited, registering your interest in this seminar is essential. You can register your interest here http://greendealevents.eventbrite.co.uk and we will make booking confirmations at a later date. Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com

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Information Page

Living Well @ the Library with Macmillan Cancer Support is a service developed by Renfrewshire Community Health Partnership and delivered in three Renfrewshire libraries - Erskine, Ferguslie Park and Renfrew. They offer anyone affected by cancer a free, informal and confidential service with access to high quality information and emotional support. The service is staffed by experienced Macmillan professionals and by trained, dedicated volunteers. No referral or appointment is necessary; please advise anyone who would like to use the service to simply drop in. Opening hours are:  Erskine Library – Mondays - 1pm - 4pm  Ferguslie Park Library – Wednesdays - 11am - 2pm Renfrew Library – Tuesdays - 11am - 2pm & Thursdays 1 - 4pm If you have any questions about the service, or would like more information please call 0141 314 4409.

Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com Scottish Charity number: SC018453 Company Registration number: 120101 7


Third Sector News Welcome to the new Third Sector News section of our ebulletin. Every month we will be showcasing some of the news stories from the Paisley Daily Express which are about the Third Sector, or may be of interest to the Third Sector. Organisation: Renfrewshire Foodbank Date: 28 May 2013 Headline: Food SOS Link to article: please click here Date: 14 May 2013 Organisation: Erskine Music and Media Headline: Awards Joy for Erskine Music Group Link to article: Please click here Organisation: Renfrewshire Council Date: 28 May 2013 Headline: Provost takes a dive for Charities Link to article: Please click here Organisation: PACE Theatre Group Date: 31 May 2013 Headline: Youngsters on song for abbey tale Link to article: Please click here Organisation: Accord Hospice Date: 7 June 2013 Headline: Paisley Hospice Received cheque Link to article: Please click here Organisation: Alzheimer Scotland Date: 17 June Headline: River City star Tom is having a Ball Link to article: Please Click here Contact: Engage Renfrewshire Limited, 10 Falcon Crescent, Paisley, PA3 1NS Telephone: 0141 887 7707 Fax: 0141 887 8808 Email: info@engagerenfrewshire.com Website: www.engagerenfrewshire.com

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If you have any good news stories, events or general information you wish to share with the sector please submit them by 12 noon on 18th July 2013 for inclusion in our next e-bulletin

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