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22 May 2013 Edition 32

In this issue: Engage Staff visit the Scottish Parliament Refugee Week 17 - 23 June News from the Third Sector

The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 19th June 2013 Please submit articles by 12 noon on 13th June 2013

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In This Issue Engage Page - 3 Volunteering Page - 5 Events Pages - 6 Information Page - 8 Job Opportunities Page - 9 Funding Page - 9 Third Sector News - 10

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The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 19th June 2013 Please submit articles by 12 noon on 13th June 2013

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Community Jobs Scotland (CJS) is a partnership between SCVO and Scottish Government which creates work opportunities for unemployed people within a wide range of third sector organisations across Scotland.

Case Study: Scottish Parliament Celebrating the Success of Community Jobs Scotland

CJS supports young people into employment by providing meaningful paid work experience in the third sector. This initiative has been so successful that a celebration took place at Scottish Parliament on the evening of 23 April 2013. Engage Renfrewshire was invited to join the celebration.

Nicole McCreary Front of House Assistant

April 2013

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Engage Page Introduction I commenced employment with Engage Renfrewshire on 25 March 2013 via the CJS route and work as their Front of House Assistant. Four weeks into my employment I was given a fantastic opportunity to visit Scottish Parliament on 23 April 2013 as they were celebrating the success of CJS and the impact it has made on the young people of Scotland. This took the form of an evening reception and my reaction was to grab this opportunity with both hands and what a great event it turned out to be! A colleague joined me on the trip and we were both particularly excited at the prospect of entering the Scottish Parliament building to see the surroundings, meet new people and enjoy the excitement of the night. Having arrived in Edinburgh slightly earlier than planned we managed to fit in some time for sight-seeing in the Royal Mile area and had an excellent cup of tea in The Royal Cafe which has lovely views of Edinburgh. When the time came to enter the Scottish Parliament building we were in awe of it all. The building itself is spectacular to see and such a contrast to the much older surrounding buildings. Upon entering the Scottish Parliament building security is understandably tight, you have to remove your bag, jacket and belt and walk through a security scanner. Following these checks we entered the main reception area and looked at our surroundings for a while prior to reporting into a receptionist who took our names, gave us security badges and asked us to wait until we could be shown into the main stairwell area of Parliament. Lots of people were coming into the reception area and it was only later we discovered that over 100 organisations were represented on the night. Some of those who attended were CJS employees whereas others were representative of third sector organisations who recruit CJS employees. Everyone had the opportunity to network and take photographs and take advantage of the refreshments and food offered. The event formally started by the host, Gordon McDonald, MSP Edinburgh Pentland welcoming everyone as he introduced all speakers stating that various MSP’s would attend during the evening to speak with people. The other speakers included:   

Allison Elliot, Convener of SCVO Angela Constance, MSP Minister Youth Employment Chris Martin, Callendar Youth Project Meghan Haste, Callendar Youth Project

The speech that stood out to me as the most moving was Meghan’s story. She described the employment challenges she faced as a result of living in a rural area with little or no job prospects. However when a CJS job opportunity presented itself working with Callendar Youth Project, Meghan applied, was successful and has since gone on to secure a full time job and has gained many qualifications along the way. Meghan’s story has truly inspired me. Following the speeches a photographer asked everyone walk up the main stairwell to get some group pictures taken which the majority of people did. Thereafter it again became a networking opportunity before we left to get the train home. It was a really enjoyable evening, one which I was delighted to be part of.

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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Volunteering Page Action on Hearing Loss Scotland Hearing Aid Support Volunteer

St Vincent’s Hospice Gardening Volunteers

Description: To provide support and advice to hearing aid users, their families, carers, community groups and professionals. Tasks: Undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids such as re-tubing and battery replacement; Assist service users at drop ins, care and nursing homes and attend home visits; Sign post other agencies that may be beneficial to the service user, such as the Sensory Impairment Team; Monitor the number visits carried out and feedback to the Co-ordinator; Promote the work of Action on Hearing Loss; Meet with other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers to discuss the project and suggest any improvements.

Description: St. Vincent's Hospice has extensive gardens that during the growing season need attention. Many areas have established beds that need tidied and weeding. Other beds need replanted and areas cut back. Gardening tools are available. Skills Required: Reliable, happy to work on own or as part of a team. Prior knowledge of gardening is not essential but would be advantageous. Over 18's only

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 5


Events Page

Renfrewshire Effort to Empower Minorities (REEM) is a community organisation aiming to contribute to the improvement of the socio-economic wellbeing of immigrant minorities in Renfrewshire. In seeking to achieve the above objective. REEM organises activities that help to bring together various communities, improve awareness of their surrounding and empower individuals in ways that facilitate their integration into the Renfrewshire community. We are currently putting together dance groups to participate in the Paisley Diversity Carnival planned for 27/07/2013. If you are interested in participating in any way, please get in touch People can access our services by coming into the One Stop Drop-in Centre at 14 Wellmeadow Street, Paisley, PA1 2EE, by phone on 0141 237 1595 On behalf of the Creative Renfrewshire Network info@creativerenfrewshirenetwork.com On behalf of Generations Working Together, I would like to invite you to the next meeting of the Renfrewshire network. The meeting will take place on Friday 31st May, in the West End Community Centre, 5a Underwood Lane, Paisley, PA1 2SL. Registration will be between 9am - 9.30am with tea/coffee and light breakfast provided. If you would like to attend this meeting, please follow the link: click here The theme for this meeting will be physical activity, health & wellbeing. We will start looking at our legacy for the Commonwealth Games; and there will be an opportunity to try traditional Scottish Games. The agenda for the meeting is on the Renfrewshire Network page.

Refugee Week Scotland 2013 17 – 23 June How will you celebrate Refugee Week Scotland 2013? We’re already busy with plans for Refugee Week Scotland 2013 (17 – 23 June) and we want Heritage Heritage is our theme this year. Exploring heritage has the potential to not only get people talking and sharing - but also raises awareness about each of our experiences. We’re looking forward to discovering and celebrating what’s important to you, your communities and what you want to preserve and remember. There are many aspects to heritage; find out more on our website. How to get involved We’re now pulling together the events that will be happening across Scotland and will be a part of our 2013 programme. Anyone can take part by organising an Event. Interested? Get in touch or call 0141 248 9799. you to get involved!

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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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 7


Information Page Know the Score and Drinkline Scotland Helplines – New opening hours Please note from 1 May 2013, the new operating hours for the Scottish Government’s Know the Score (Drugs information and advice) and Drinkline Scotland (Alcohol information and advice) free, confidential helplines will be from 8 am to 11 pm, 7-days a week. A 24 hour service had previously been provided, however the new operating hours have been reduced to more closely mirror the hours of demand. For your awareness, when the Drinkline Scotland helpline is closed (11pm to 8am), callers will be advised of the operating hours and directed to the Samaritans. For non-urgent medical advice, callers will also be advised to contact their to GP or NHS 24. When the Know the Score helpline is closed (11pm to 8am), callers will be advised of the operating hours and directed to the website at www.knowthescore.info. For medical emergencies, callers will be advised to contact 999 immediately, or for non-urgent medical advice to contact their GP or NHS 24 RAMH RESIDENTAIL CARAVAN FOR HIRE 6 berth Caravan for hire at Haven Craig Tara, Ayr.

Caravan Hire charges for 2013: June - Aug £200 for Monday to Friday June - Aug £180 for Friday to Monday Prices are inclusive of HAVEN passes, which give full access to the Swimming pool and the entertainment complex - providing a full and varied day and night time entertainment programme. All the details are on the caravan webpage: Click here RAMH telephone: 0141 237 0026 / 07958 702 290 address:RAMH, Lifeskills 21 Carlibar Road, Barrhead G78 1AA e-mail: jim.neill@ramh.org website: http://www.ramh.org

ACTIVE COMMUNITIES Please Note: Active Communities have moved to the following address: Active communities c/o RAMH Room 11 41 Blackstoun Road Paisley PA3 1LU Tel 0141 258 9923 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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Funding & Job Opportunities Sessional Club Organiser - ÂŁ8.33 per hour Reaching Older Adults in Renfrewshire requires an appropriately experienced Club Organiser to provide a range of capacity building support to ROAR Clubs. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and be able to effectively demonstrate experience in providing a range of community development support. Closing date 24 May 2013 Interviews Monday 3 June 2013 Application packs are obtainable from:West End Community Centre 5A Underwood Lane Paisley PA1 2SL T: 0141 8897481, F: 01418893974, E: info@roar-renfrewshire.org Website: www.roar-renfrewshire.org

ROAR is jointly funded by:

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Funding Page

Grab a Grant CSV’s Action Earth campaign is helping to get people and communities busy outdoors. We have grants up to £500 to give to groups of volunteers who are carrying out environmental projects in Scotland.

Grants of up to £250 are available for practical activities that involve volunteers in improving outdoor spaces or creating habitats for wildlife. Grants can be used to purchase plants, tools and materials or to cover volunteer expenses.

If your group is volunteering on a Local Nature Reserve we can give you up to £500 for practical work, wildlife recording or educational activities that encourage more people onto the reserve.

The campaign runs from April to December 2013. For more information or to apply online go to: http://actionearth.csv.org.uk If you have any questions about the campaign or any project ideas please contact Robert Henderson at: actionearth@csv.org.uk or call T: 0131 222 9083 / 0131 622 7766. This project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 291222 and in Scotland no. SC039171. CSV is a company limited by guarantee no. 1435877.

The Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund: Deutsche Bank and Foundation Scotland are pleased to announce our small grants fund for 2013. If you are a local voluntary or community group and you need funding for a project focusing on young people aged 11-18 years this Fund may be able to help. Deutsche Bank’s youth engagement programme aims to prevent youth unemployment by supporting exciting opportunities that engage young people – enabling them to fulfill their potential. These guidelines set out who may apply and what type of activity you may apply for. Please read the following carefully before deciding whether to submit an application. Fund Area Groups based and operating in Edinburgh and Glasgow (and within a 20mile radius of each city). Fund Themes Applications will only be accepted for projects that enable young people aged 11-18 years to fulfill their potential. In addition the projects may fall into any number of the following areas: Projects that prevent young people becoming NEET (not in education, employment or training) later in life; − Projects that provide educational support or opportunities; − Projects that enable young people to develop essential life skills; − Projects that enable young people to develop employability/enterprise skills. Grant Size The maximum grant size is £5,000 Who can apply? Community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, community interest companies and social enterprises may apply. The group’s annual income must be less than £250,000 and priority will be given to groups with income under £200,000 annually. Please see the more detailed guidelines for further information www.foundation For questions about the Fund please contact Jane Martin, Client Services Executive Foundation Scotland T: 0131 524 0301 / jane@foundationscotland.org.ukscotland.org.uk/programmes/deutsche-bank.aspx 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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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: Combat Cancer Date: 8 May Headline: Combat Cancer night raises over £1000 Link To Article: Paisley Daily Express Website Organisation: Renfrewshire Council Date: 25 April Headline: The blacklisting of tradesmen must end Link To Article: Paisley Daily Express Website Organisation: Alzheimer’s Scotland Date: 22 April 2013 Headline: Caring Politician helps raise charity cash Link to article: Paisley Daily Express Website Organisation: Old Paisley Society Date: 25 April Headline: Councillors' will discuss plans for special tribute to 'people's champion' Ellen Farmer Link to article: Paisley Daily Express Website Date: 2 May 2013 Organisation: St Vincent’s Hospice Headline: Strictly raises £30,000 for hospice Link to article: Paisley Daily Express website Organisation: Young Scots Awards Date: 23 April Headline: Delighted Dozen pick up Awards Link to article: Paisley Daily Express Website 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 11


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 16th June 2013 for inclusion in our next e-bulletin

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