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28 Jan Social Care Idea Factory (SCIF) is seeking energetic self starters with highly developed skills in group work and facilitation and proven experience in interpersonal, organisational, operational and strategic skills that will deliver results within a lively, fast moving and demanding organisation.
25 Jan January 23rd finds Social Care Ideas Factory starting the second term of Trade School Glasgow - an alternative learning space that runs on barter with the city. The school is the first of its kind in Scotland and is the first in the world to focus its classes on practical subjects on and around social care and community development. Our hope is that Trade School Glasgow will help build stronger, more involved communities within the city and, with this in mind, you will find methods f learning at Trade School Glasgow that you won't be able to take elsewhere. We hope that both social care providers and individuals will be able to benefit from the key knowledge, skills, ideas and partnerships which develop from the classes.
25 Jan This report, from Scotland's Independent Regeneration Network (SURF), looks at how the recession is impacting upon disadvantaged communities in Scotland.
25 Jan A new e-bulletin from SCVO will connect you to information and ideas to help the third sector take on welfare reform and mitigate on the impact of the cuts on people and communities throughout Scotland.
17 Jan One Parent Families Scotland are recruiting a Peer Mentor Volunteer Coordinator who will be responsible to the Peer Mentoring Service Development Officer for managing all elements of peer mentor volunteering in Glasgow including the provision of mentoring training and support to parents who attend local hubs to become volunteer peer mentors.
17 Jan Holyrood's Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee has launched an inquiry into 'underemployment'. One impact of the recession has been the increase in people taking on part time jobs or work that does not utilise all the skills they have. What is known as 'underemployment' is not well understood.
17 Jan Colleges will be able to support learners into employment in 2013/14 with a ring-fenced share of a £52 million fund to help people into jobs, following the announcement of the second tranche of the Employability Fund.
11 Jan The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is carrying out a Scotland-wide mapping exercise to help the third sector deal with the impact of UK welfare reforms. A major part of this is a survey to capture the sector's views, information on who is doing what, intelligence on the effects of this crisis, and ideas on how we can mitigate the impact of welfare reform on people and communities throughout Scotland.
10 Jan Launched by the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in 2004, the Care Accolades celebrates and promotes excellent practice and workforce development in social services. Winning an accolade gives organisations, teams, staff and projects recognition of their achievements and allows you to share best practice with the sector. All social service organisations across all sectors in Scotland can enter. Whether you work with children or adults, in a criminal justice social work service for a local authority, a charity, voluntary or private sector organisation, you can put forward examples of excellent work for the Care Accolades 2013.
10 Jan One in ten young people feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life, warns The Prince's Trust Youth Index. The Youth Index reveals that young people not in employment, education or training are more than twice as likely to feel unable to cope as their peers.