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3 October 2012

Edition 25

Engage Page - Page 2

MEMBER SHOWCASE INTERVIEWS

Volunteering Page - Page 3

Over the past few months we have had some great material from our members for our showcase interviews and we’re looking for some more.

Funding Page - Page 4 Information Page - Page 5 Training Page - Page 7 Events Page - Page 9

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

Contact Us Engage Renfrewshire @EngageNews1 t: 0141 887 7707 f: 0141 887 8808 e: info@engagerenfrewshire.com

If you would like to see a feature article in the next bulletin about your organisation, the work you do, or even an event you have just held please get in touch with us on 0141 887 7707 or by email info@engagerenfrewshire.com and our reporters will be in touch to arrange a suitable time and venue to meet with you. Membership 2012/2013 We are in the process of renewing our membership for the year – 2012/2013. Being a member is not only free but gives your organisation the following benefits:  A copy of our monthly bulletin every month giving information on events, fundraising and volunteering opportunities available in the sector.  Articles placed in our monthly e-bulletin  Preferential rates for all members on our conferencing and meeting facilities  Access to our regular member events  and many more.... If you would like to renew your membership for free please download a copy our membership form from our website by visiting clicking here and returning it to: Douglas van Henten Quality and Resource Officer Engage Renfrewshire 10 Falcon Crescent Paisley PA3 1NS Alternatively, if you wish to discuss membership further please feel free to contact us on 0141 887 7707

The next e-bulletin will be circulated on 7th November 2012. Please submit articles by 12 noon on 1st November.

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 1


Engage Page “The meeting room made available to Renfrewshire Law Centre was ideal for our purpose, being an introduction to the Law Centre and our services followed by a Q&A session, all aimed at representatives of other local organisations. The facilities were perfect for the format of the session, the material being delivered as a Power Point presentation via laptop and large screen television monitor. Audio and acoustics were excellent, the size of room was spacious yet also comfortable and intimate enough for friendly discussion. Tea, coffee and biscuits were also provided and made the speakers and delegates feel very welcome. I would recommend these facilities.” Jon Kiddie, Renfrewshire Law Centre

Take a look at our conferencing facilities! “Engage Renfrewshire's training room was just perfect for our information session.” Situated close to the M8 and Glasgow Airport, we offer high quality conferencing facilities with on-site parking, secure entry an excellent presentation facilities. We can hold up to 16 people with our room perfect 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 DVDs.

Please contact the Administration Team for more information or a quote on 0141 887 7707 or email info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Payroll and Financial Services We offer a range of community payroll and financial services. We offer payroll services to individuals, organisations and voluntary groups who employ people. That might be personal care staff or workers in the community - we do the hard work for you. Our services scale, so it doesn't matter whether you're a large third sector organisation with more complicated needs or an individual wanting to remove the hassle and responsibility of payroll. We deliver different services based on your requirements. 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. To find out more about all of the payroll and financial services we offer, contact finance@engagerenfrewshire.com, or call 0141 887 7077.

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 2


Volunteering Engage Page Page Engage Renfrewshire Administration Volunteers Engage Renfrewshire are looking for 2 volunteers to join us. Both our Community and Voluntary Action Team and Administration team are looking for volunteers with a keen interest in administration who are keen to volunteer within the Third Sector. If you are interested please contact Stephen Dock on 0141 887 7707 or by email sdock@engagerenfrewshire.com

Aberlour Childcare Trust Service Volunteer Mentor

Flexi-care Project Adult Activity Group

Volunteers should be positive role models, consistent and non-judgemental in their approach. Must be strong communicators and able to treat young people with respect and dignity, reflecting on their experiences together. Should have the ability to relate toyoung people and show understanding of running away,from a young person's perspective.

To join the network of volunteers that assist our sessional workers to provide support to adults with a learning disability or autism; enabling them to participate in a range of social and leisure activities and opportunities to access facilties within their local communities.

Two hours per week and one hour every four to six weeks for support meetings, with a minimum nine month commitment to mentoring. We offer two and a half days of group training and we endeavour to arrange training hours around the needs of the group.

Each group plans their own programme of activities including sports, crafts, music and quiz nights. Evenings out to the cinema, bowling and going for a meal are also planned and enjoyed on a regular basis.

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 info@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 3


Funding Page Renfrewshire Partnership Change Fund Community Capacity Building Fund - £50,000 Re- Launch 20 September 2012 - Application Guidance Notes A Community capacity building fund has been established, with local third sector organisations being invited to bid for funding to develop and potentially pilot new approaches to the care and support that is available for older people and their carers, with a particular focus on using the expertise and knowledge of local organisations and groups to support older people to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities. Who can apply Bids are welcome from constituted community and voluntary groups. The funding bid must specifically relate to initiatives which support or will support people aged 65+ living in Renfrewshire. Applications received to the first round (closed on 24 August 2012) will be considered on 9 October 2012 and decisions will be issued shortly after this date. How much can you apply for? Organisations can apply for grants of up to £4750:00, however bids which exceed this amount may be considered, in exceptional circumstances. How to apply The Change Fund Outline Application can be downloaded from the Engage Renfrewshire website at www.engagerenfrewshire.com/RESOURCES. If unable to access the website or if you want to discuss an idea and unsure if you could apply or have any difficulties completing the application form please contact Engage by: Enquiries: tele: 0141-887-7707 or fax 0141-887-8808 Email: jferrie@engagerenfrewshire.com or smiller@engagerenfrewshire.com All bids should be returned to Stuart Miller, Engage Renfrewshire, 10 Falcon Cres, Paisley, PA3 1NS either by post or emailed to: smiller@engagerenfrewshire.com along with copies of you organisation’s: governing document or constitution most recent independently examined or audited accounts equality factsheet any other relevant reports to support your application Engage will in turn submit appropriate outline bids for consideration/approval to the Renfrewshire Change Fund Implementation Sub group which consists of members from the NHS, Renfrewshire Commuity Health Partnership, Renfrewshire Council, Independent/Voluntary Sector and older persons community groups. Initial outline applications should be submitted by 26 October 2012. The funding stream is ongoing. Successful applicants will be contacted to provide relevant supporting documents and will be subject to conditions of grant. VAF Community Grants Programme The Voluntary Action Fund has announced the deadlines for its Community Grants Programme - 17th September 2012, with a further deadline on 14th January 2013. The Community Grant Fund is aimed at small, grassroots, volunteer-led community groups. Groups can apply for grants of up to £1,000. Groups can apply for funding for a wide range of activities or operational costs. VAF is particularly keen to fund activities that will help build and develop strong organisations, including; training for committee members and volunteers; visits to other organisations and conferences or professional support and consultancy. Groups that work in the following areas will be considered priorities:

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With health or disability issues With people excluded due to ethnic origin, gender or sexual orientation With families and young people With older people

For any further information, please get in touch with (Valerie.carson@vaf.org.uk) of the Voluntary Action Fund (tel. 01383 630 780) 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 4


Information Page Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership The primary role of the Renfrewshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership (ADP) is to coordinate the work of key partners to ensure high quality drug and alcohol services ranging from treatment to preventative interventions are available within Renfrewshire. For further information about the work of the ADP please contact the ADP Support Officer – Donna.reid@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Do you work with young people that are keen to develop their leadership skills in physical activity? Youth Scotland is running a number of courses for young people this Autumn.... For further information about these opportunities, please contact Rebecca Simpson, Youth Scotland Youth Active Manager at rebecca.simpson@youthscotland.org.uk or call 0131 554 2561. Youth Scotland website.

Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2012 Breastfeeding Awareness Week took place in June this year. The week was celebrated with promotional activities to raise awareness of the many health benefits of breastfeeding. Babies who receive breastmilk have a reduced risk of: Gastrointestinal infections; Chest, urine and ear infections; Excema where it runs in the family; Developing diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. Mothers who breastfeed have a reduced risk of: Breast Cancer Ovarian Cancer Hip fractures in later life caused by osteoporosis Communities also benefit with: Cost savings to families and to society; Eco friendly; Healthier society for future years. Breastfeeding Awareness Week provides an excellent platform to promote breastfeeding and to raise awareness of all these benefits. During the week Renfrewshire’s Breast News was launched. This publication is aimed at men, providing them with factual information about breastfeeding as well as some practical advice on how to support women. The Health Improvement Team worked alongside its partners in the Children and Families Team, Renfrewshire Council, The Breastfeeding Network(BfN) and Community Pharmacy to promote the Breastfeeding messages. To find out more about Breastfeeding Awareness Week in Renfrewshire 2012 follow the links below. http://library.nhsggc.org.uk/mediaAssets/CHP Renfrewshire/Breastfeeding Awareness Week Evaluation 2012.pdf http://library.nhsggc.org.uk/mediaAssets/CHP%20Renfrewshire/NHS147188%20Renfrewshire's% 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


Information 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 6


Training 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 7


Renfrewshire Violence Against Women Training Consortium

Training Page Introduction to Gender Based Violence This half day training course is aimed at students or front line workers new to Renfrewshire who have little or no experience in supporting women and children affected by violence and abuse.

Tuesday 30th October 2012 2.00pm – 3.30pm Mile End Centre 30 Seedhill Road Paisley PA1 1SA

Domestic Abuse Basic Awareness The aim of the training is to build a solid understanding of the nature and the scope of domestic abuse as a gender based violence (GBV) and its impact on those who experience it, providing delegates with the confidence and the knowledge to deal with the issue in their work setting. Wednesday 31st October 2012 9:15am-4:30pm Morning & Afternoon Tea provided Mile End Centre 30 Seedhill Road Paisley PA1 1SA To Register Contact woman.sw@renfrewshire.gov.uk

call 0141 887 7227

closing date for registration is 29th October 2012

Women and Children First

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 8


Events 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 9


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