mPower is five-year project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). It will create a cross-border service for older people (age 65+) living with long-term conditions across Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Your Meaningful Day

The Alliance Dementia Carer Voices team want to hear what a 'meaningful day' would look and feel like for people living with dementia.

As a part of a potential project the Health and Social Care Alliance are looking to undertake, they would like to ask people living with dementia an important question. What would a Meaningful Day look like for you? And what would a Meaningful Day feel like for you?

The Usual Place are Recruiting

The Usual Place (ICET Ltd) are looking for value-based individuals for the following posts:

Hospitality Development Manager, 37.5hrs - £ 23,500 per annum

Chef, 37.5hrs - £18,500 per annum rising to £21,500 after 6 months satisfactory review.

Assistant Chef, 37.5hrs - £17,500 per annum

Early Intervention Co-ordinator, 22.5hrs- £17,500 per annum pro rata

Scottish Government Consultation - Engagement Process of the Draft Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2018

The Scottish Government is seeking views on themes and draft actions for possible inclusion in a new Suicide Prevention Action Plan aimed at continuing the downward trend in suicides in Scotland. The themes and draft actions have been published in an engagement paper on 8 March 2018, and have arisen from discussions with a wide range of stakeholders, including people with lived experience, over the past few months.

Interested parties and individuals are now invited to respond formally to the themes and draft actions on suicide prevention over a 7 week period from 8 March 2018 to 30 April 2018 through:

The Consultation Hub, please click this link here to be redirected. 

A number of public engagement events organised by NHS Health Scotland. Details of these events are available online here

The Stove Launch two Public Art Commissions for NW Dumfries

A public art commission located in North West Dumfries to create permanent artwork interventions as part of a new housing development in Lochside.  The Corners and Offcuts commission looks to create places to linger or pause, as a strategy for some of the ‘left over’ spaces between residential areas and thoroughfares. The commission will create a joined up and connected approach with other commissions as part of the wider LPAP.  The Signs and Symbols commission looks to embed some of the creative research already gathered as part of the LPAP, as well as new additional ideas and materials within the everyday environment and surrounds of the local area.

Royal British Legion Scotland is looking for Veterans Community Support Volunteers in Dumfries and Galloway. Can you help?

The intention of this project is to alleviate distress and isolation for those people who have served their country, as well as their dependents, who may now be finding it difficult to navigate their way through an increasingly complicated world. The objective is to develop a network of well trained and supported volunteers through which comradeship will be offered to all of those people who require it.

For more information about the project visit:

OSCR – Advice on Safeguarding and Notifiable Events

In light of recent events around the abuses of some charities working in the international aid sector, OSCR has asked Scottish charities to ensure that Safeguarding and Notifiable Events are on the agenda at their next board meeting. Read more here