We Are GCVS - January 2018 Update
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Welcome to the GCVS January 2018 Newsletter!

We have lots planned at GCVS this year, so we are really looking forward to continuing our support for members, and representing Third Sector views and interests in Glasgow. 
The Third Sector Summit held on the 11th of December was a great success and provided a real opportunity to begin a meaningful dialogue between Glasgow’s Third Sector and Glasgow City Council, identifying key priorities and opportunities for collaboration. If you haven’t read it already, Kathleen Caskie of the Third Sector Forum has written an informative article on the event, while Glasgow City Council has also prepared a report on the event. 
As I’m sure you will all be aware, there are big changes taking place this year around data protection and the deadline to be GDPR compliant is the 25th of May. These changes mean we have to be absolutely certain that those on our mailing lists still want to receive content from us and as a result we will be asking you to re-subscribe in the coming months, so keep an eye out for that. 
For now, this excellent resource from Culture Republic is a good guide but we will be looking at advice and information for our Members in the lead up to May to help keep you updated with what you need to know.  

Wishing you all a splendid year!
Liz McEntee
Director of External Affairs
Transformational Change Programme Update

Everyone’s Children and the Citywide Forum recently met with key staff from Children and Young People’s Services at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (GCHSCP).

The upcoming Children and Young People’s transformational change programme 2018-21 was discussed, as well as the implications it has for Third Sector services.

Click through to read a summary of the meeting, plus details on how to sign up to become a Citywide Forum Member.

Integration Joint Board Update

It’s a time of upheaval and more change in health and social care. 

Lynn Williams, unpaid carer and Health & Social Care Liaison Officer for GCVS has written an update on the Integration Joint Board - discussing cuts, changes and challenges faced by the third sector, as well as patients and carers themselves.

Read the full article on our News page.
SVQ Assessors and Verifiers Needed!

Our SVQ Centre are currently looking for qualified SVQ Assessors and Verifiers with experience in Playwork Level 2 and 3 and/ or Social Services (Children and Young People) Level 2 and 3. 

For further information please contact
Ruth Farquharson, SVQ Manager: ruth.farquharson@gcvs.org.uk or
Carrie Shearer, SVQ Administrator: carrie.shearer@gcvs.org.uk

Tackling Fraud Together - Update

The first part of our Tackling Fraud Together project came to a close at the end of November 2017, but the team will still be working until November 2018 to raise awareness of fraud in the over 55s!

Keep an eye out for our flyers/posters around Glasgow, and read our monthly fraud updates on the GCVS Blog - this one focuses on #TakeFiveWeek and where the project is headed now.

Read January's monthly update here!

Now On Social Media - New Website Coming Soon!

South East Integration Network (SEIN) have recently set up social media accounts - like/follow them to keep up-to-date with news integration & celebrating cultural diversity in the the south east of Glasgow:

Follow SEIN on Twitter
Like SEIN on Facebook

They also have a new website coming soon!

Upcoming Events

Deafblind Scotland have a couple of very exciting events coming up over the next while:

Sports Dinner 
Friday 9th of March

Dirty Dancing Afternoon Tea 
Sunday 25th of March

If you're interested in attending these events, email Anne Marie Feechan: annemarie.feechan@dbscotland.org.uk

See more on our Noticeboard!
Remember, if you have any news you would like to share with us and you are a GCVS Member, you can submit it to our Members' Noticeboard or email the Comms Team!
Keep up-to-date with all GCVS Events on our website!

Capacity Building / Community Learning & Development

- First Tuesday: Intro to Funding Workshops | Feb & Mar 2018

- Working Memory (Impact on Learning) | Thurs 1 Feb & Thurs 15 Feb

- CLD Swap Shop | Friday 2 February

- Teasing Out Service User Impact | Wednesday 21 February

North West Learning Partnership | Friday 23 February

Introduction to Dyslexia - Evening Session | Tuesday 27 February

- CLD Providers' Network | Thursday 8 March

Impact for "Fearties" - Evening Session | Tuesday 13 March

Dyslexia Friendly Practice - Evening Session | Wednesday 21 March

Employers' Advice Service

- Support & Supervision (ILM Development Course) | Thursday 1 February

Everyone's Children 

- Scotland's Mental Health First Aid: Young People | Thursday 1 February

- Children's Rights | Tuesday 6 February

- Froebel Play Approach | Friday 16 February

Health and Safety in Childcare | Tuesday 20 February

- Challenging Behaviour | Tuesday 6 March

- Emergency Paediatric First Aid | Wednesday 14 March

Infection Control in Childcare | Tuesday 20 March
All events can be booked through our Eventbrite page and discounts for GCVS Members are available.
You can also register for all our events over the phone - simply call Reception on 0141 332 2444.

Glasgow Sport - Adult Disability Karate

Kugatsu Karate-Do is starting a new 8 week pilot Disability Karate class, supported by Glasgow Sport, for adults with physical and/or learning disabilities and their carers.

To find out more, email admin@karatefun.co.uk or call Graham McCann on 07885 954 223.
Counselling Skills Course

Place2Be are running a Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills for Working with Children, running from April - June 2018. The Glasgow course is available at a subsidised price of £450!
Find out more by clicking here.

Vacancy - Chair of the Board of Management

Glasgow Kelvin College is seeking to recruit a Chair of the Board of Management, who will also be a member of Glasgow Colleges’ Regional Board. Applications close on the 5th of February 2018.
Email recruitment@glasgowkelvin.ac.uk for a recruitment pack if you are interested.

Vacancy - Romanian-Speaking Community Support Officer

Govanhill Housing Association are recruiting for a Community Support Officer, with an essential requirement that the post holder is fluent in Romanian.
Applications close on the 8th of February 2018.
More details and how to apply here.

Major New Conference Announced

The Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care and Good Life, Good Death, Good Grief are hosting a major national conference to showcase and explore current thinking and practice relating to public health palliative care Wednesday 25th April 2018.
Find out more and book your place!


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