Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre - Right Start Project

Bobath Scotland has received Big Lottery funding for five years to deliver the Right Start project for young children with cerebral palsy between the ages of 2-6 years old. The project will support children and their families in preparing them for the transition into school life. And 10 families within Dumfries and Galloway have the opportunity to participate in a unique outreach programme.

SHAX Office Supervisor Vacancy

SHAX is an award winning local charity that supports people in crisis/need through homelessness and/or poverty.  To further our aims we run a busy furniture re-use warehouse which is open to the public.  The Office Supervisor plays a key role in delivering our services.

Partnership for Procurement from Senscot

Partnership for Procurement (P4P) is a new initiative, hosted by Senscot, which supports social enterprises and third sector organisations to build partnerships and consortia to better access public procurement. This includes:

The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities - Survey

The Scottish Government would like to invite you to take part in a short survey about The Charter of Patient Rights and Responsibilities.  We are thinking about revising the Charter to make sure that it continues to accurately summarise the rights and responsibilities of people using healthcare services.  We also want to find out how effective the Charter is in raising people’s awareness of their rights and responsibilities.

Ally Bally Bee Project nominated for award

We featured this group in May 2016 and they are now shortlisted for a top award: A personalised children’s book about dementia, created by a Scottish couple and believed to be the first of its kind in the world – has been shortlisted.   The Ally Bally Bee Project, created by Edinburgh couple Matthew Adams and Nina Aikas, with their two-year-old daughter Lana, is up for the Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2017.

Opportunitites with SACRO in the East of the Region

Please follow the link below to see details of some new job opportunities with SACRO in the East of the region.  The posts involve developing and facilitating a community engagement project to gather feedback, views and suggestions in relation to anti-social behaviour and how this affects communities.

The posts are for a fixed term in the first instance (until 31st March 2018).  Secondments may be considered.  Posts may also be of interest to those who have just completed University/College and are looking for relevant research experience.


National Third Sector GIRFEC project bulletin

The National Third Sector GIRFEC Project have compiled a Bulletin that they hope will provide relevant updates and useful information from across the sector which will support thier ongoing work within Children’s Services.

The Socio Economic Duty - consultation

The Scottish Government is currently undergoing a consultation on “The Socio-Economic Duty” with Local Authorities and other key public bodies. The socio-economic duty asks particular public authorities to do more to tackle the inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

In particular, the duty aims to make sure that strategic decisions about the most important issues are carefully thought through so that they are as effective as they can be in tackling socio-economic disadvantage and reducing inequalities of outcome. These strategic decisions would include, for example, an economic development strategy or an annual budget setting out key investment choices.