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

It's been on the horizon for a while, but the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) finally comes into force next month. As mentioned previously, we're looking for our contacts to re-subscribe to our newsletters - you can find find details of this in the News section below.

Brexit is also fairly imminent and of course it's something we're not taking lightly here at GCVS. While many aspects of Brexit remain somewhat uncertain, our wish is for our Members and the wider Third Sector in Glasgow to be as prepared as possible. In our Members' News section further down you will find details of a community engagement event being held in Govan this evening by The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) - it's sure to be extremely relevant, so it's a very useful event to attend if you are lucky enough to register a place.
Over the next while, we'll be working to make sure you are all as informed as can be on the subject, so look out for updates on that.

Have a great month,
Liz McEntee
Director of External Affairs
End of Year Outputs and South Glasgow Networking Event 

Everyone’s Children and the Citywide Forum held another very successful networking event on the 19th of April for the South area of the city.
Staff from health, education, social work, Glasgow City Council and the Health and Social Care Partnership were present to find out about an array of Third Sector organisations working in this area, with a view to potential partnership working. Over 40 third sector organisations were present, all of whom provide vital services to Children, Young People and Families in South Glasgow.
Everyone’s Children launched their South Glasgow Directory at the event, completing the exercise of mapping Third Sector children, young people and families’ services in Glasgow.

You can access the Everyone’s Children Glasgow-wide Third Sector Directory here. If you would like to be added to the directory, please fill in our third sector survey.

Additionally, you can now take a look at the Everyone's Children project's Annual Report for 2017-18, which explains key outputs and achievements of the project over the last year - read it here.
GDPR - Please Re-Subscribe!

As you will probably all know by now, Data Protection regulation is changing and from the 25th of May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in place.

With that in mind, we want to be sure we are only sending our newsletters to people who have given us full consent to do so.

Please re-subscribe to any GCVS newsletters through this sign-up form! 
If you would like to receive news from our projects and services such as Community Learning & Development, The Albany Centre and Everyone's Children, please also click through to the form above where you will find options for all of these and more. 
Tackling Fraud Together - Update #4

Our fourth Tackling Fraud Together project update is now live on the GCVS website - in this month's edition, the team discusses wrapping up the group visits and questionnaires, a sophisticated online scam targeting shoppers, plus a particularly scary 'fake doctor' scam.

Read the full update here!

Wellbeing Scotland

Wellbeing Scotland are offering a new Groupwork and Drop in Service for survivors of childhood abuse/trauma.

This service will be free of charge, and open to any survivor of childhood abuse or trauma, who can travel to the venue on Cadogan Street in Glasgow city centre.

The Activity Groups will run on a weekly basis for 2 hours at a time and the choice of activities on offer will be survivor led. Suggestions so far include Art, Music, Creative Writing, Healthy Eating, Pamper Sessions, Photography and a Walking Group.
More info here...
10th Anniversary Conference and Sibling Contact Workshop

Clan Childlaw are hosting their 10th Anniversary Conference on Friday the 11th of May, with the theme:  ‘Defending Children’s Human Rights in Scotland: Where are we now?’

They also have a free Sibling Contact workshop which is running in many areas across Scotland, with the Glasgow session being held on the 16th of November.
Read more on the Members' Noticeboard...
Brexit – What Matters to You:
A Local Conversation in Govan

The Health and Social Care Alliance are hosting a free event in the Pearce Institute in Govan this evening, seeking local views on Brexit.

Michael Russell MSP, the Scottish Government Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe will provide an update on where negotiations stand at this point, plus tea, coffee and sandwiches will be available for all attendees.

More details and how to book...
Impact of Universal Credit on People With a Disability:
Lessons to be Learned and the Way Forward in Scotland

CPP Seminars Scotland, supported by SCLD, are running this half-day seminar on the 24th of May, where you can hear from representatives from Scottish & local government, and Third Sector organisations on what needs to be done to create a fairer, more equitable and efficient benefit system in Scotland that treats people with dignity and respect.

We're also pleased to offer a 20% Discount to GCVS Members, thanks to CPP Seminars for that!
Find out more and book...
Work on Women's Health

Scottish Women's Convention are going to be looking at issues around women's health over the next few months and are looking for people to get involved!

They'll be hosting roundtables and a conference, as well as putting out an online survey to gather the views and experiences of women from throughout Scotland and are looking to get as much evidence around this from women as they possibly can.

Further details and how to get in touch...
Free Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training

Scottish Drugs Forum are running free courses aimed at health, social care and voluntary staff who work in the community in non-addictions settings, who wish to increase their knowledge and awareness of drug and/or alcohol issues.

Available for staff working within the Glasgow City region, the courses will also raise awareness of the support needs and range of services for those experiencing drug and alcohol related problems.

Find out more...
Beginners' Computer Class

The Women's Centre in Maryhill are running a computer class to help users gain basic knowledge of the internet, emails and social networking.

The course will be held on Tuesday mornings, starting on the 8th of May from 10.30am - 12.30pm.

Registration details here...
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 - email the Comms Team if you have any issues or would like some assistance with this.
Keep up-to-date with all GCVS Events on our website!

Capacity Building / Community Learning & Development

- First Tuesday | Tues 1st of May and Tues 5th of June
FREE funding advice service sessions for third sector organisations with an annual income of less than £400,000.

- North West Learning Partnership | Wednesday 23rd of May
Join us for one of our regular practice-sharing session with colleagues in Glasgow interested in learning in communities. Hear about our proposed ‘Learning to Give Voice’ project!

- CLD Providers' Network | Friday 1st of June
These popular quarterly sessions are designed for CLD providers in Glasgow to keep up to date with local and national initiatives & network with colleagues.
All events can be booked through Eventbrite 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.

Notifiable Events Guidance

OSCR published guidance on 'Notifiable Events' - that is, when an event has occured which has a significant effect on a charity. They want to help minimise the impact to the individual charity and the charity sector overall, and so have put together a document to help charities deal effectively with such events.
Read the full guidance here.
Improving Quality
Partners for Integration - Improvement Event

Scottish Care and The Care Inspectorate are hosting the above event from 9.30am - 3.30pm at Glasgow City Chambers on Wednesday the 9th of May. The event is for providers of adult care services in Glasgow, and aims to: develop an understanding of Quality Improvement and increase confidence to use Quality Improvement.
If you would be interested in attending, please email elaine.rae@scottishcare.org by the 4th of May.
Henry Duncan Grants

The next closing date for Henry Duncan Grant applications is Monday the 21st of May.
These grants support charities registered and operating in Scotland which have an annual income of less than £500,000, and are delivering programmes or services clearly focused on improving the quality of life for people who are experiencing disadvantage. 
Glasgow South PANDAS - Peer Support

The Glasgow South PANDAS (Pre & Postnatal Depression Advice & Support) group will be hosting peer support meetings every 1st & 3rd Saturday of the month in Pollok Library (room to the back of the children's section) from 10.30 - 12, with tea/coffee/cake provided - everyone is welcome!
For more info and to register interesst, please email glasgowsouthpandas@gmail.com or check out their Facebook page.

Human Rights Consortium - Networking Event

Human Rights Consortium Scotland are hosting a Strategic Litigation NGO-Legal Networking event, 4-6pm on the 7th of June in central Glasgow.
Using litigation and the courts can be a very effective way to help organisations to bring about social change. However, this tool is not used very widely in Scotland. No prior experience or knowledge is required to attend this networking event- just come along and discuss how litigation can be used to bring about strategic change.
Contact hrcscotland@gmail.com for more information or to reserve a place.

Commissioned Project Funding

Applications for Glasgow Connected Arts Network's summer round of funding are now open until the 20th of May. The funding supports projects with activity taking place between 18th June and 10th September 2018 and members of Glasgow CAN are eligible to apply for small bursaries of up to £3,000.
Find out more and how to apply here.


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