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20 March 2014

Upcoming Renfrewshire Planning Conferences 

Edition 40

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Thursday 27 March 2014 9.45 am - 2.45 pm, Renfrew Town Hall Monday 31 March 2014 9.45 am - 2.45 pm, Paisley Town Hall Wednesday 2 April 2014 9.45 am - 2.45 pm, Cornerstone Centre

The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 28th March 2014 Please submit articles by 12 noon on 26th March 2014

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20 March 2014

Edition 40

In This Issue Health & Wellbeing Page - 3

Engage Renfrewshire Payroll Survey

Engage Page - 5 Volunteering Page - 6

Our Latest Payroll Survey can be viewed on our website by clicking Here

Information Page - 7 Funding Page - 8 Events Page - 9

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Contact Us Engage Renfrewshire @EngageNews1 t: 0141 887 7707 f: 0141 887 8808 e: info@engagerenfrewshire.com 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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HealthEngage & Wellbeing Page Page TRAINING FOR TRAINERS - DOMESTIC ABUSE Nominations are requested for the above 4 DAY course which will run on: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 Wednesday, 30 April 2014 Tuesday, 6 May 2014 Wednesday, 7 May 2014 This course is aimed at: Info about course supplied by course organiser: The course will consist of four training days and successful candidates must attend ALL four days The course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills involved in delivering domestic abuse training at an introductory level It is intended that successful candidates will join the multi agency training group and participate in delivering the Basic Awareness Domestic Abuse (BADA) one day course which is currently provided on a monthly basis. It is expected that successful candidates will co-deliver a minimum of two courses within a year of completing their training successful Candidates must secure permission of their line manager before making this commitment to the training group local practitioners from health and social care settings Candidates must have previously participated in the one day BADA course There will be no charge made for this training Participants work in pairs and small groups throughout the course To request a place please complete training.sw@renfrewshire.gov.uk

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When nominating, if you have any questions or special requirements e.g. diet, access, or you require a PEEP etc, please contact the Training Team on 0141 618 2599. Venue of this course is still to be confirmed but: please note the following if the venue is the Training Suite: Please note: The Training Suite is on the 3rd Floor. It is accessible by lift but anyone who requires assistance to evacuate the building in an emergency (lifts out of use) MUST inform SWP Training of their need for a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) at least 2 days prior to the start of the training. Please email a copy of your PEEP to SWP Training, or call us on 0141 618 2599, so that we can advise you about the arrangements which will be made for our evacuation in the event of an emergency.

Please find below link to the Renfrewshire Mental Health Directory on the RAMH website (www.ramh.org). The directory is produced by RAMH in conjunction with Choose Life. Please feel free to forward this email to any other interested parties. http://www.ramh.org/uploads/doc_16394611022014_MH_Directory_updated_November_2013.pdf 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 3


HealthEngage & Wellbeing Page Page

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 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:    

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.

Conference Facilities Why not consider our excellent conference facilities for your meetings or training events? Situated close to the M8 and Glasgow Airport, our facilities offer free on-site parking, fully accessible offices and a secure entry manned reception. Your visitors will receive a first class service from our front of house staff, who will provide a concierge service from the front door to the appropriate meeting room. The office building is open from 8 am til 6 pm. The Glencoats Room The Glencoats room can hold approximately 14 people in a standard ‘U’ shaped format, or approximately 16 in square shaped format and is ideal for training, presentations or business meetings. With a fully integrated 50” Plasma television and sound system you can display all your PowerPoint presentations or play DVD’s.

If you’re interested in using our services and are looking for more information or a quote then please call us on 0141 887 7707 or email info@engagerenfrewshire.com

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


Volunteering Page Action On Hearing Loss Scotland (Renfrewshire) Hearing Aid Support Volunteer

The Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS) Ward TrolleyAssistant

To provide support and advice to hearing aid users, their families, carers, community groups and professionals.

Provides a ward trolley service in the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, selling essential items such as toiletries, drinks and confectionery direct to patients who are unable to leave the wards to go to the shops.

Environmental Training Team General Volunteer

St.Vincent's Hospice - Furniture pick up and delivery volunteer

The ETT is an opportunity for young and old to learn and teach people new skills. We give people the opportunity to use whatever skills they have to pass on to others and in turn other people can do the same and network with others other areas.

St.Vincent's Hospice has two shops that sell furniture and they raise much needed money for the Hospice. We have a van that picks up furniture from homes around the area and then we also deliver furniture sold in the shops. .

The Butterfly Trust - Befriender The Butterfly Trust provides support in the community for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis throughout Scotland. Our team of trained volunteers provide face to face support services that include emotional support, help to negotiate official systems in regard to housing, education and employment issues fibrosis

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 below) and email your completed form to admin@engagerenfrewshire.com, or, 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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Information Page Clyde Muirshiel boss Charlie Woodward retires 0n 14 March, Charlie Woodward retired as Regional Park Manager at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park. Charlie took up the role in 2001 after a varied career, firstly as a field geologist, and then in museums and galleries management. Charlie says that the common thread running through his working life was a concern with getting public benefits from finite resources, whether these were museum collections or natural assets such as open spaces and countryside. He has also been passionate about conserving those resources for future generations to enjoy. “I started at Clyde Muirshiel at quite a difficult time, just after the foot-and-mouth outbreak. Local farmers had been hit hard and relationships were strained between landowners and townspeople who used the land for walking and recreation. “However, I soon realised that landowners really valued the role that Park Rangers play in mediating between the needs of landowners and the public so that both can benefit. Even now that foot and mouth is a distant memory, our Rangers are still appreciated for this role.” Charlie says that he’s going to miss the feeling of satisfaction that comes with making a real difference to people’s lives at Clyde Muirshiel. “It’s been a privilege to be able to use our work at the Park to protect this beautiful area and at the same time create real social, economic and health benefits for the people who use it for walking, cycling, sailing and kayaking and many other activities.” When asked about his main achievements during his time at Clyde Muirshiel, Charlie says “I think one of them has been building people’s awareness and interest about the Park and the wealth of benefits that it offers people. It’s hard to get people’s attention when you’re competing with so many other options for their time, but I think we’ve achieved a lot. “You need to develop new things for people to do and find new ways to tell them about it. For example, we started using Facebook three and a half years ago when it was still a bit of a novelty in the public sector. It has really paid off by making people aware of the wide range of experiences the Park offers and making it easier for them to get involved. “I’m also proud that we’ve been able to develop new services, such as our centre of excellence for disability sailing at Castle Semple. We have gained the Volunteer Friendly Award and also developed a mobility scooter trail at our Greenock Cut Visitor Centre which allows disabled people to enjoy a beautiful part of our countryside which would not be accessible to them otherwise. It’s been a great success and we’re now hoping to roll it out to other parts of the Park.” Another key achievement was Clyde Muirshiel’s success in winning a ROCCO award for business achievement in 2005, recognising the business strengths of this public sector organisation. Most recently the value of the Park has been measured by a Social Return on Investment study. This identified that the Park delivers £15million worth of benefits per year, or put another way, every £1 put into the Park produces £9 worth of benefits. Charlie doesn’t intend to be idle during his retirement. After a well-earned holiday, he’ll be volunteering at the Commonwealth Games during the summer. After that he plans to spend time working with voluntary organisations and charities in his native Ayrshire and on restoring a classic car that he’s had in his garage for 15 years. He says “After 30 or so years in management, I’ll be keeping up my interest in volunteering, but in a more hands-on way”. Alan McNiven, Chief Executive of Engage said “On behalf of all us at Engage, I want to wish Charlie all the best for his retirement. It’s been great to work with Charlie – he has always been a great supporter of local volunteering initiatives and I’m sure many organisations will be trying to ‘hook’ him now that he has some free time!! Good luck Charlie!” Photo caption: Charlie (third from right) with some of the Clyde Muirshiel staff.

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


Funding Page Funding surgeries: The next deadline for applications to the Henry Duncan Awards is 19 h March, and we are continuing to run funding surgeries to help people with their applications and the dates for these are also attached. Along with a small number of funding surgeries in Glasgow and Edinburgh we are running ten funding surgeries using Skype. Last year we ran a small number of funding surgeries using Skype to see how they worked, and found they had a number of benefits for charities: ·

They open up more opportunities for people across Scotland to get one to one advice about applying to the Foundation.

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People can choose when is the best time of year to have an appointment rather than having to come to a funding surgery at a time that doesn’t really work for their organisation just because it is the only time one is being held close to them.

· It can really reduce the time people have to commit to getting advice as they don’t need to travel. ·

It also cuts down on costs as Skype is free to use and there are no travel expenses.

We do appreciate that some people don’t have access to Skype and if that is the case we are encouraging them to speak to you to find out about local resources they can access. As well as this we are always happy to speak to people by phone if they have any questions about applying for funding, so everyone should have the opportunity to get tailored advice if they want it. As always, if groups would like to make a surgery appointment they can call us on 0131 444 4020 or e-mail enquiries@ltsbfoundationforscotland.org.uk and we would be grateful for any help you can give in letting charities in your area know about this. As well as our own funding surgeries, we do our best to attend other local funding events. If you are interested in having someone from the Foundation at a funding event you are organising please e-mail us or call us on 0131 444 4020. Starter for 10: Hopefully you already know about the starter for 10 event being run by the Scotland Funders’ Forum and the Scottish Grant-Making Trusts Group on 18th March. By bringing together Scotland’s funders, grantmakers, policy makers and support agencies the aim is to highlight how small amounts of money can have high impact, particularly in challenging times. Cabinet Secretary John Swinney has now been confirmed as a speaker, and you can register for this free event at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/starter-for-10-registration-7533196995 and follow it on twitter at #starterfor10k 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 What’s the Point in Talking? Conversation: the superglue of family life Wednesday 2 April 2014 – Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow The Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (SCCR) is developing a range of resources to better support families, young people and those who work with them to reduce and manage conflict at home. The day will have input from the Violence Reduction Unit and the Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People, as well as mediation services from across Scotland. Online bookings can be made here – whats-the-point-intalking-online-booking-form You can also contact our Events Organiser on catrionamacgregor@cyrenians.org.uk or call 0131 475 2493. Please note that the SCCR offers events and training with funding from the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund. There is no charge to attend our events and they are in high demand. Places are therefore limited to 2 per organisation.

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 9


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 26th March 2014 for inclusion in our next e-bulletin 10

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