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Month: June 2017

Carers Survey

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Walking for Health Training

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Inclusion Training – including people with a
disability in Health Walks and outdoor
activities

Course Overview:
This is an interactive and practical 4 hour course for Walk Leaders and
staff/volunteers involved in leading outdoor activities.
This training aims to increase confidence in supporting the inclusion of disabled
people in outdoor activities such as Health Walks or other low level activities. The
focus of this course is on ability rather than disability, and the aim is to help you to
influence and deliver good practice, to communicate effectively and to find out where
to go for further information.

The course is delivered by experienced trainers from Scottish Disability Sport.
Who it’s suitable for: Trained Walk Leaders, volunteers and staff from organisations
that offer outdoor activities.
Course Materials: Paths for All provides all training materials including a course
workbook and follow up slides and handouts which will be sent by email after the
course.
Duration: Four hours. You will go outside for 2 walking sessions during the course,
so please come dressed appropriately.
Price: To book your own course, delivered by our freelance trainers for up to 20
people, £600. If you are just looking for 1 or 2 places on a course, please check our
training calendar for courses and prices. If you can’t find what you’re looking for,
please contact us.
Location: Delivered in your local area.

Booking information: For more information or to book a course please contact
training@pathsforall.org.uk or call Marion Munro on 01259 222336.

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Paths for All’s Big Fit Walk campaign

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The Big Fit Walk is now in its 14th year. Its aim is simple. We want to inspire communities across Scotland to come together for a walk to celebrate the benefits of being active. It’s about having fun and staying healthy, anyone can host or attend a Big Fit Walk during the month of June! The Big Fit Walk is a fun and social way to show people the joy of a short walk. Whether you are looking to showcase an area in your community, get your workplace or school more active, or recruit new walkers to your Health Walk, the Big Fit Walk is a simple and easy way to put short local walks on the map in Scotland. Paths For All provide Health Walk groups, community groups, workplaces, schools and others with free resources to organise their own 30 minute local led walk during June. From posters and invites to get people along to your walk to a guide on running a successful walk, our pack has all the resources you will need to make your Big Fit Walk a success!  To order your Big Fit Walk resource pack or download resources please visit: http://www.pathsforall.org.uk/bigfitwalk

Under Pressure – Preventing Abuse & Exploitation in Teen Relationships

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Dates:  Friday – 9th June or Wednesday – 1st November 2017

Time:  10.00am to 4.00pm

Venue:  The Citadel

A Train the Trainer Programme from Zero Tolerance in association with YouthLink Scotland

Under Pressure is a free train the trainer programme aiming to increase the skills and capacity of youth work staff to prevent abuse and exploitation in teen relationships. This free training has been developed in partnership between Zero Tolerance and YouthLink Scotland, and will be delivered by Jackie Williams, NHS Sexual Health Trainer and Lynn Buchan, Senior Community Learning Development Worker.

We aim to deliver the Under Pressure training with staff working with young people, and ultimately work to prevent abuse and exploitation.

We welcome bookings from those who –

  • Have experience of working with young people.
  • Have a commitment to ending gender inequality and violence against women.

Trainers will receive:

  • Specialist training on issues to do with abuse and exploitation in young people’s relationships from a lead organisation in violence against women.
  • Under Pressure training resources for use with members of staff and young people to help prevent sexual exploitation.
  • Under Pressure Certification.

This training is an excellent opportunity to roll out a high quality course for your staff team and learning community, obtain a great set of resources for tackling abuse and exploitation in young people’s relationships in informal education, and make a real difference in the lives of the young people you work with.

To apply please book via:    nhsg.publichealthlearning@nhs.net

Scottish Government Consultation Hub

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The Scottish Government wants to make it as easy as possible for those who wish to express their opinions on a proposed area of work to do so in ways which will inform and enhance that work. They have a consultation hub on their website where you can view and take part in consultations as well as see consultations that have already been archived. Visit the hub here: https://consult.scotland.gov.uk/

Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Resilient Communities Fund

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Scottish & Southern Energy Networks Resilient Communities Fund – North of Scotland: £285,000 of funding available in 2017

The fund is open to constituted community groups, not-for-profit organisations and registered charities working in our north of Scotland network area. The fund will support projects that:

  • Protect the welfare of vulnerable community members through enhancing their resilience and improving community participation and effectiveness.
  • Enhance community facilities, services and communication specifically to support the local response in the event of a significant emergency event.

To discuss a potential application, or for general information and advice about the fund, please contact the Community Funds Manager: Lindsay Dougan on 0141 224 7729 or email: lindsay.dougan@sse.com. Deadline: 15th June 2017.

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Innovation in cycling and walking funding

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Organisations can apply for a share of up to £470,000 for innovative proposals that encourage more journeys by bicycle or on foot. The Department for Transport (DfT) will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling. Proposals will tackle current barriers and encourage more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change. Deadline: Wednesday 7th June. For more information, visit: https://apply-for-innovation-funding.service.gov.uk/competition/15/overview.

Two Great Opportunities for Young People

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See below for information on a brand new young people’s funding stream connected to the 2018 Year of Young People.

Developed by EventScotland and Young Scot, the Create18 funding programme is open to groups of three or more young people, aged 8-26, from all across Scotland to stage their own events.  Create18 will distribute £42,000 of funding through grants of up to £1,000 for each event.

Event ideas could include film festivals to gigs, theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails. The fund will be administered by Young Scot and decisions will be made by a panel of young people with support from Young Scot and EventScotland.

The Year of Young People 2018 is the next in the series of Scotland’s Themed Years. It aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to strive for success.  For more information including a full press release – click here

To apply for Create18 funding, visit young.scot/YOYP2018         

Great Places Scheme

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Recently launched in Scotland, the Great Place Scheme has been designed by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and partners to ensure intelligent investment in place-based regeneration. It offers funding for greater collaboration between cultural, community and civic organisations in tackling issues such as poverty and inequality, employment, education and health. Placing heritage at the heart of joined-up thinking, the scheme responds to specific Scottish needs including:

  • “The Great Place Scheme is a challenge to local leaders to work together to put culture right at the centre of their local plans.” Ros Kerslake, HLF Chief Executive
  • Creating new dynamic networks and partnerships to maximise community benefit
  • Devising new ways to include both the built and natural heritage in the provision of local education and health services
  • Addressing inequality, involving young people and providing opportunities for training
  • Researching and demonstrating the contribution made by heritage to the local economy
  • Exploring and piloting new ways to finance cultural organisations.
  • Building on initiatives and partnerships already in place

Expressions of interest must be submitted by June 8th. More here: https://www.greatplacescheme.org.uk/scotland