Save The Date! First Key Event of 2018 -Senscot Briefings Focus Group
In Partnership with SBSEC C.I.C.
When: 08 February 2018 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
Where: St. Boswells Village Hall, St. Boswells
Following a series of discussions and a survey amongst thematic SEN members, it was agreed that Senscot would produce a series of ‘Senscot Briefings’ on activities or policy areas identified by thematic SEN members.
At SBSEC C.I.C.’s previous Business Group Kim Wallace and Mary Sinclair from Senscot were invited down to provide updates on the three briefings as listed below. Following updates and discussions around existing and future briefings which will include: Sport & Employability; Social Prescribing and Community Tourism, Senscot in partnership with SBSEC C.I.C. have arranged for a focus session to be held in St. Boswells on 08 February 2018.
The focus group will be a fantastic opportunity for our members to come together to contribute and have their voice heard on the key issues. Opportunities may arise for members to have case studies included in the briefings.
The first Briefing – “Loneliness and Social Isolation; the Role of Social Enterprise” – looks at the contribution social enterprises have to make at a community level to reduce the most acute causes and symptoms of social isolation. The briefing includes case studies on five SEN members: CFINE; Lingo Flamingo; ROAR; The No. 1 Befriending Agency; and Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company.
Senscot Briefing: Loneliness and Social Isolation: The Role of Social Enterprise
The Second Thematic Briefing – Focused on the issue of “Sport for Change: Running a Sustainable Sports & Physical Activity Facility” – The idea that sport and physical activity can be used as a conduit for social change at an individual and community level. Specifically, the Briefing examined how social enterprises can contribute to the Sport for Change agenda through the running of a sustainable sports facility. The three case studies used in this Briefing were: Garioch Sports Centre; Showcase the Street; and Fairchild Community Sports Hub.
Senscot Briefing: Sport for Change: Running a Sustainable Sports & Physical Activity Facility
The Third Briefing – “A Healthier Future: Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight” examined the role of social enterprise in tackling Scotland’s obesity problem to coincide with the release of the Scottish Government’s consultation paper, A Healthier Future – Action and Ambitions on Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight. Three case studies were included to demonstrate how social enterprises can increase access to healthy food and physical activities – Enterprise Childcare; Lanarkshire Community Food & Health Partnership; and Broxburn United Sports Club.
Senscot Briefing: Diet, Activity and Healthy Weight: The Role of Social Enterprise
Attendance is strictly by confirmation only to:
Dean Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org or Marie Higgins email@example.com | Tel: 01835 822099