Kirsty Slater and her colleague Isobel MacNaughton from WEvolution http://www.wevolution.org.uk/ will berunning two sessions on SRG’s (Self Reliant Groups). These taster sessions (2hrs) will provide participants with an understanding of the SRG way of working so that you can consider the model within your own context and reveal your groups’ potential to be self-reliant.
If you or your staff work with groups, and you’d like to explore a different way of working, this fun, interactive session is for you!
These sessions prelude a more intensive two day course that WEvolution would like to offer in Dundee. It’s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about being alongside people in an SRG, how it can change the way we work across our community and how we support and challenge people to be resourceful and creative.
Session 1: Wednesday 21st February from 10am to 12pm
Session 2: Wednesday 21st February from 2pm to 4pm
Both sessions will run at Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL
To book, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spotlight-on-self-reliant-groups-tickets-41491193276
Dundee Funeral Support Service are seeking Trustees for their new funeral advice and brokerage service. This is an excellent opportunity to be involved at the early stages of setting up a social enterprise that will reduce the cost of funerals for people at their most vulnerable.
After an initial phase of focused research and consultation DFSS, are ready to build a new funeral and brokerage advice service offering dedicated support at the time of bereavement.
Such support is hard to find but its absence creates real hardship and social injustice. For example:
• As an unexpected ‘purchase’ many grieving people seek a quick solution rather than shopping around.
• People in poverty are commonly required to make significantly large deposits which are not asked of wealthier people.
• People feel both pressure and desire to honour the deceased which makes choosing lower cost options difficult even when such options are made available.
• For most of us funerals are an unplanned expense.
• For people on low incomes the deceased often leaving no savings, life insurance or funeral plan.
This new advice and brokerage service is supported by key agencies – Discovery Credit Union, Dundee City Council Dundee Social Enterprise Network Faith in Community Dundee and the Dundee Pensioners Forum – working together under the banner of the Funeral Poverty Action Group.
DFSS are seeking Trustees who would catch the vision of this new service, have a strong vision for social justice and can bring their energy to work alongside others to take the initiative from this development stage into an effective sustainable operation.
Closing date is 31st January 2018.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Jacky Close at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01382 825351.
As part of our resilient communities programme and new community offering.
Firestarter events that will ignite your creativity and spark your aptitude for innovation and enterprise.
January 29th – Feb 9th 2018 Firestarter Events
A series of free events that inspire, engage and facilitate communities or system shakers to take action with regards to opening conversation around public services, enterprising the change stakeholders want to make happen for Scotland.
Firestarter events are run under the banner of Scottish Government as part of their wider engagement strategy.
The Circle is working with various stakeholders to deliver an ongoing, “Resilient Communities” Programme in partnership with UnLtd* as part of enabling sustainable change and empowerment for action across communities of Dundee City.
For more information click The Circle’s Resilient Communities Programme
Social Enterprises (SEs) are organisations that work in the heart of communities looking to support people to have a better quality of life and improve the environment in which they live. Often they are founded by local people themselves and look to address issues or inequalities that exist within their own communities.
One particular area that SEs are really successful with, is supporting people with their health and social care needs. This may be supporting someone within their own home with daily tasks such as bathing or dressing, enabling them to access the wider community, or simply anything that allows them to live as full a life as possible.
Here are a few quotes from people that have been supported by Social Enterprises: ‘A great, unique and imaginative social enterprise covering the very important topic of mental health’; ‘Anne has been a great support and help, she has also given me a lot of encouragement, being there when I needed her and when I wasn’t well’. ‘I love coming here. It means freedom for me and I get support”
Dundee Social Enterprise Network is an organisation that exists to support individuals or groups to start up and develop their enterprise. This can include support with business planning, start up funding, legal set up advice and linking with other local and national organisations that can also help.
So if you have an idea for an initiative that could support people with their health or social care needs please, get in touch:
email@example.com; or 01382 504848.