VASLan Third Sector Awards 2019

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VASLan Third Sector Awards 2019 celebrate the impact that volunteers and organisations make to the communities across South Lanarkshire.  Third%20Sec%20Awards.png

The awards will recognise the wide, varied and vital work carried out by the South Lanarkshire third sector on a daily basis. Anyone can nominate an organisation or volunteer (including themselves). 

Nominate for the following categories:

Volunteer Green Health Event Chatelherault

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VASLan supported the Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership at an NHS Green Health event at Chatelherault recently. The event brought together health and social care professionals to raise awareness of the wide range of green health volunteering opportunities and the benefits they can bring. Amongst other activities, they enjoyed getting their hands dirty making seed bombs, the finished products will be distributed to voluntary organisations across Lanarkshire as part of a VASLan and VANL joint Volunteers’ Week campaign “growing volunteering across Lanarkshire”.

Volunteers Week 2019

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2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when the third sector in South Lanarkshire will join thousands of other charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland to celebrate volunteering.

NHS Lanarkshire looking for views on realistic medicine

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NHS Lanarkshire is inviting people in Lanarkshire to come along and talk about what realistic medicine means to them.

Realistic medicine is a national approach to healthcare which puts patients at the centre of decisions made about their treatment.

NHS Lanarkshire will hold two events where people can find out more about how realistic medicine is being delivered in Lanarkshire and give their views about what is important to them.

Consultation on Job Grant – Closes 9th April 2019

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The Scottish Government is consulting on its key eligibility criteria and format of the Job Grant, a new benefit which will be delivered by Social Security Scotland to support young people moving back into employment. The grant will be paid to 16 – 24 year olds (up to 26 years old for care leavers) who have been in receipt of a qualifying benefit specified by Scottish Government.

Consultation on Scottish Charity Law

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It has been 17 years since the Scottish Charity Law Review Commission (the ‘McFadden report’) proposed establishing a new regulator for Scotland and more than 13 years since the passage of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 which forms the basis of the legislative framework for charities in Scotland.

Given the passage of time since the Act was passed, and the changing environment that charities are operating in, the time is right to check how well the current arrangements are working and explore potential improvements.

The impact of Brexit on the third Sector in South Lanarkshire

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How do you fell that Brexit will Impact on the Third Sector in South Lanarkshire?

Take part in our consultation survey 

Organisations across the Third Sector have raised concerns about the potential impact of Brexit. With all things Brexit discussions have been very complex and remains fluid changing day by day and sometimes by the hour.