On 11 April 2017 the Scottish Government launched a consultation on ‘Safe and Effective Staffing in Health and Social Care’. The consultation ran for 12 weeks, closing on 5 July 2017. The proposals for legislation set out in the 2017 consultation document focused intentionally on the application of evidence based approaches to nursing and midwifery workload and workforce planning as there is already a validated framework, methodology and suite of 12 workforce planning tools mandated for use in NHS Scotland as part of Local Delivery Planning. Additionally the consultation asked for views on whether the proposed legislation should contain provisions to enable this approach to be widened to include organisations providing health and social care services and to other staff groups if other relevant tools were developed in the future.
Scottish Government Consultation – Scotland’s Energy Efficiency Program: Second Consultation on Local Heat & Energy Efficiency Strategies, and Regulation of District and Communal Heating
The Scottish Government are interested to hear views on the proposals set out and invite you to contribute to help inform how they develop Local Health and Energy Efficiency Strategies and regulation of district ad communal heating further.
Consultation - A Connected Scotland: Tackling social isolation and loneliness and building stronger social connections
The Equal Opportunities Committee found that social isolation and loneliness was a problem in Scotland, and recommended that the Government developed a national strategy to tackle it. The Scottish Government want to hear a wide range of opinions and views from Scotland's diverse people directly and are looking to consult on this.
Police Scotland is currently developing the 2018/19 Annual Police Plan which will be laid before the Scottish Parliament at the end of March. This plan will set out the policing priorities for 2018/19 and summarise the planned activities to address these priorities.
Police Scotland are keen to engage with their partners and the public to offer the opportunity to comment on extracts from the draft plan via the following Citizen Space survey:
To support young people who engage with our service and; To identify, develop, and manage partnerships with charitable and not-for-profit organisations across your designated area. To create diverse, high-quality structured volunteering opportunities with partner organisations, ensuring that roles reflect the needs and interests of the various young people who want to volunteer.
The closing date is Friday 2nd March, with interviews on Friday 9th March in Dumfries.
Location: Flexible with regular travel to rural communities
Permanent: Secondment may also be considered.
Hours: 28 hours per week (flexible working)
Salary: £29,352 pro rata
Foundation Scotland have an exciting opportunity for two well organised and driven individuals to join their Communities team, co-ordinating a portfolio of community benefit funds in south Scotland. Key responsibilities include working with volunteer Advisory Panels and Boards, co-ordinating grant-making and related fund activity, and engaging communities in maximising fund opportunities and impact. Closing Date is Monday 12th March.
The Strategic Housing Forum met to capture contributions and thoughts to help shape the content of the next Local Housing Strategy.
The Langholm Initiative seeks a full-time Project Manager to lead an innovative eco-tourism and education project WILD ESKDALE,
based in Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway. Initial contract 2 years, subject to funding confirmation. Salary: £22,500
Please find more information here https://www.langholm-online.co.uk/pages/content.asp?PageID=777
As part of the ongoing commitment to continuous improvement Children's Services are about to embark on a review of their planning structures.
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway has been tasked with compiling information relating to third sector organisations across Dumfries and Galloway in order to get a picture of the third sector workforce and how this contributes to health and social care.
We require the support of individual organisations working across the region, by providing information relating to their staff and volunteers. By contributing to this work you will be helping to demonstrate the value that the third sector brings to integration and help to identify the strengths and challenges being faced.