Volunteering Opportunity: The State Hospital Board for Scotland

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Role Title: Craft and Design Volunteer

Location: The State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanark, ML11 8RP

The State Hospital is one of four high secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK, located in South Lanarkshire. The principal aim is to rehabilitate all of whom are detained in the hospital under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003).

Volunteering Opportunity: Crossreach - Threshold Support Service

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Role Title: Receptionist

Location: 2nd Floor, Newcross Centre, Lamb Street, Hamilton, ML3 6AH

The Threshold Support Service is part of the social work programme operated by Crossreach. The project aims to provide flexible support services to help meet the needs identified by service users, their parents, or carers on an individual 'person-centred approach' basis.

The Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016

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Do you ever have a face-to-face conversation with an MSP?

Anyone who has discussions face-to-face with MSP’s or Scottish Government special advisers will needs to comply with the new Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 which came into force on 12th March, 2018. Any discussions which may be construed as ‘regulated lobbying’ must be recorded in the Register. Failure to do so can result in new criminal offences.

Job Vacancy with South Lanarkshire Carers Network

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Job Title: Partnership and Engagement Assistant

Location: Hamilton

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £18,504.49-£20,493.63

Closing Date: 25th March


Purpose of the Job:

Under the supervision of the manager the post holder will carry out routine duties to engage with Carers and Partners through presentations and face to face events. Give and update information and signpost enquiries to partner agencies.

Main Accountabilities of the Job:

FUNDING NEWS: Community Trees Fund

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This scheme forms part of the Tree Council's annual Community Action Programme and is open for applications with new guidance notes and application forms. The programme funds trees of appropriate species, size and numbers. Groups may apply for the costs up to four fruit trees on semi-vigorous, vigorous and very vigorous rootstocks.

Information is on the Tree Council website.

FUNDING NEWS: Thomas Wall Trust

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Funding for projects addressing social and educational needs within their community

Registered charities with an income of less than £100,000 per year can apply for grants of up to £1,00 through the Thomas Wall Trust for projects that meet the educational and social needs of their communities.  The Trust is particularly keen on supporting projects that are innovative in some way