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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.

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August 2017

CLD News


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

GCVS CLD Team - Consultation Activities Report 2016/17

We wanted to find out what learners, staff and volunteers wanted from the GCVS CLD team, how we could gather evidence of the important impact CLD has to shape future work and how we could improve our service so we undertook various consultation activities in 2016-7. Read more…


Political Perspective

These are just some of the latest developments that impact the political perspective for CLD.

Life Chances of Young People in Scotland

A report from the Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality to the First Minister, has found that aspirations for young people advancing in terms of employment, education and housing are felt to be beyond the reach of some young people in Scotland. Read the report here

Latest Scots school attainment gap funding set out

The Scottish government has set out where £45m of funding to tackle the attainment gap in schools will be allocated over the coming year. Read more…
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Learning / ALN / Digital

Digital Tech - Scotland's Fastest Growing Sector

The digital technology sector is forecast to grow twice as fast as the Scottish economy overall in the years to 2024, according to research published today by Skills Development Scotland (SDS) and the Digital Technologies Skills Group. The new publication, Scotland’s Digital Technologies, found that digital technology was the fastest growing sector of the economy accounting for 5% of Scotland’s total business base and employing 2% of the national workforce. Read more 

Charity Digital Skills Report

A new report published by the Skills Platform has found that around half of UK charities don't have a digital strategy and that just 9% have been through the full transformation process and embedded digital into the way they work. Read more…

Project that helps people get online to be extended after funding boost

An initiative that helps people to improve their digital skills is being extended thanks to a sizeable grant. One Digital is set to be extended for a further three years after receiving £4 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The project aims to get people online or to develop their basic digital skills through the help of Digital Champions, who have been trained to provide one-to-one support. Read more...

Criminal Justice

Turning Pages, Changing Lives - Reading scheme

The Shannon Trust has published an evaluation of its prisoner reading scheme “Turning Pages, Changing Lives” which proves its effectiveness. Read more…

Demolition Work has begun at HMP Cornton Vale

The Scottish Prison Service (SPS) is developing plans for a smaller refurbished national prison for around 80 women at the site. The SPS is also planning new community-based custody units. Read more…

Fewer Women will be Jailed under New Approach

Fewer women will be sent needlessly to prison under a new justice strategy which was unveiled today. The Prison Reform Trust has welcomed the Scottish Government’s new approach, which is based on placing a greater emphasis on crime prevention than punishment. Read more…

Families & Young People

Parents "key" to securing future of Gaelic in Scotland

The future of Gaelic in Scotland could be down to parents - even if they do not speak the language themselves, according to researchers. The University of Strathclyde said increased use of a language at home was a "first step" in its use in wider society. Read more…. 

2018 Year of Young People

As part of their themed-years programme, the Scottish Government has decided to make 2018 the ‘Year of Young People' and they want as many people as possible to get involved support and celebrate the year’s ideas and activities. More information is available here

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