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The Local Third Sector Needs You – Can You Be Their Voice?

From VCEL Delegate System Election Summer 2021 Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) operates a delegate system to co-ordinate representation of the third sector at strategic partnerships, groups and meetings. This system is managed by VCEL as the Third Sector Interface and operates on two levels. Elected Delegates Elected Delegates represent East Lothian’s third sector within … Continue reading The Local Third Sector Needs You – Can You Be Their Voice?

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COSLA is looking for a Social Care Strategic Adviser

COSLA is advertising for a new role to support the work around the Independent Review of Adult Social Care. This is a part-time role (18hrs per week) and applications close 17 August. More details and to apply: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/organisations/cosla/jobs/social-care-strategic-adviser-227939

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Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot

The Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) has launched a report exploring racism in Scottish Social Work Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot is the result of ongoing work undertaken by SASW including a survey, which ran towards the end of 2020, and an anti-racism roundtable in March 2021, all in collaboration with members … Continue reading Racism in Scottish Social Work: a 2021 snapshot

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VCEL is recruiting!

There are a couple of interesting posts at Volunteer Centre East Lothian and the good news is there is still time to get your application in for the Funding & Communications Officer and Community Taskforce Volunteer Co-ordinator opportunities. Funding and Communications Officer Community Taskforce Volunteer Coordinator

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Mental Welfare Commission publishes two reports for consideration by the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

Advance statements In the first of two reports published today by the Mental Welfare Commission, new analysis shows very low use of advance statements by people who are detained for treatment and who are visited by doctors appointed by the Commission. An advance statement is written by a person when they are well, setting out … Continue reading Mental Welfare Commission publishes two reports for consideration by the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

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Give us your views about service-user/patient IT systems

Dear Colleagues East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership would like to hear from you about the service-user/patient IT systems you access on a daily basis to support you in your role. Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2RFQZ5B Please share this survey with as many East Lothian Health & Social Care Partnership … Continue reading Give us your views about service-user/patient IT systems

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Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families

From Scottish Huntington’s Association Applications are now open for learners from across Scotland, the UK and around the world for 2021 entry to a pioneering undergraduate module created in partnership with families impacted by Huntington’s disease.   Delivered by University of Stirling in collaboration with Scottish Huntington’s Association, ‘Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting … Continue reading Huntington’s disease: an enabling approach to supporting families

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