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Welcome to the CLD Team: Information Bulletin

Our bulletin features essential information for those working in communities in Glasgow.  Read the latest community learning & development news and updates for organisations, staff and volunteers. Please circulate to your colleagues and organisations in your networks.

Contact the CLD team at: karen.armstrong@gcvs.org.uk.

October 2018

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Trustees' Week 12-16 November 2018

 Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. For more information, please visit http://trusteesweek.org/

Trustees’ Week will also see the launch of Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Code, developed by Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum. The Code sets out the core principles of good governance for the Boards of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Further details can be found on the Forum’s website.

Book Week Scotland 2018

Glasgow Libraries celebrate all things books and reading with Book Week Scotland from 19-24 November. Find out more…
Professional Development

Dates for your Diary

North West Learning Partnership 22 November 2018 (start time of 10am) at Differabled Scotland 110 Flemington Street Glasgow G21 4BF
At this session Jane Horne-Senior CLD Worker/Lecturer Community Development at Glasgow Kelvin College will introduce the Locality Planning Award offered by the College and Rossie Stone will update on the work of Dekko Comics.
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Providers’ Network 13 December 2018 (start time 1pm – mince pies will be served!) at the Albany Learning & Conference Centre 44 Ashley Street Glasgow G3 6DS
Please note that at this meeting our guest speakers will be Maureen Hunter from the Stroke Association will introduce participants to their My Stroke Guide resource and Emma Straughan (SAMH) who will update on the Let's Talk project.
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Scottish Learning Festival 2018

The Scottish Learning Festival 2018 took place in September with a theme of  ‘Collaborating for Improvement’.  If you missed it you can watch the key note speeches here

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Political Perspective

Delivering for Today, Investing for Tomorrow

The Programme for Government sets out the Scottish Government’s plans for the next year, including the Bills that will be introduced to the Scottish Parliament. Read more…

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ESOL

Working with Volunteers in ESOL Provision in Scotland 2018

Glasgow ESOL Forum’s Volunteer Tutor Project has produced a report on Working with Volunteers in ESOL Provision in Scotland 2018.  The report looks at the experience of projects involving volunteers in ESOL delivery across Scotland and makes some suggestions for future, collective development. Read more…

New Report Examines Barriers to Integration Across the UK

new report published today examines the experiences of men and women granted refugee protection in the UK. Read more…

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Criminal Justice

Doing Time - Older People in Prison

Not surprisingly perhaps the prison population is ageing. People over 60 are the fastest growing age group in custody. The Prison Reform Trust has audited the needs and experiences of older people in prison and published a survey of good practice work with older people in prison.  

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Health & Equalities

Universal Credits - Fears for Glasgow Citizens but Supports Announced (GCC)

GLASGOW has built a huge network of citywide and community-based support services in a bid to prevent a benefit shakeup causing hardship and homelessness across the city. Read more… 

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Funding

The Triangle Trust - Core Funding for Groups Working with Rehabilitation of Offenders or Ex-offenders

Applications are now being accepted from specialist community and voluntary organisations working with the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK. The deadline for stage one applications is 23 October 2019 (noon). Read more…

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