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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.

August 2018

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The latest CLD news stories and updates that may be of interest to organisations working in communities.

1. Working with Scotland's Communities Survey

The CLD Standards Council and Education Scotland are keen to hear from both individuals and employer organisations – large and small.
Have you and your organisation responded yet to the Working with Scotland’s Communities survey? If not, then there’s still time to make sure that feedback from your organisation is included. This survey is intended to capture the full range of the community learning and development sector in both the public and the voluntary sectors. The results of the survey will be used to strengthen advocacy for community learning and development (CLD) at a national and local level and inform how support for CLD practitioners and employers is planned.
UPDATE for VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS IN GLASGOW… Fewer employer responses have been received from voluntary organisations so far and so it has been decided to keep the survey open for a while longer.  Please complete the Working with Scotland’s Communities survey
Any questions? The CLD Standards Council and Education Scotland have commissioned Rocket Science UK Ltd to conduct this research into the community learning and development workforce. Please get in touch with Clare Hammond, Associate Director at Rocket Science UK Ltd – clare.hammond@rocketsciencelab.co.uk or 0131 226 4949.
Community Empowerment

International Standards for Community Development Practice Launched

The first-ever International standards for community development practice are now available.  The CLD Standards Council had been working on the Standards with the International Association for Community Development, and the Association launched them at their AGM as part of the World Community Development Conference at the end of June 2018. Read more…
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Learning / ALN / Digital

5 Poets to Read If You "Hate" Poetry

Think you hate poetry? Writer and editor Sarah Stewart suggests five fun and fabulous poets you should really read before you make up your mind. Read more… 

Book Week Scotland 2018

During Book Week (19th – 25th Nov 2018), people of all ages and walks of life will come together in libraries, schools, community venues and workplaces to share and enjoy books, reading and writing. Each year, Book Week Scotland has a theme and the theme for this year is Rebel. Read more…

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Criminal Justice

EPALE  - Prison Education

EPALE’s thematic focus for July was on the topic of prison education. View a summary of their July focus, prepared by Thematic Coordinator Andrew McCoshan

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Health & Equalities

Multi Cultural Football Festival 2018

The Scottish FA and BEMIS Scotland are delighted to announce the launch the 2018 Multicultural Football Festival which will take place on Saturday 27 October at Toryglen Regional Football Centre in Glasgow. Download the application form. The closing date for entries is 27 September 2018.

Bus Survey for Partially Sighted Passengers Launched

RNIB Scotland is working with bus companies to improve public transport for the partially sighted.The questionnaire can be accessed on the RNIB’s website.  

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Miscellaneous

OSCR's 2017-18 Annual Review

OSCR have recently published their latest Annual Review, covering the financial year 2017-18. Read OSCR's 2017-18 Annual Review here.

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