We are pleased to announce that SENScot will be building on the success of the Pockets & Prospects model previously developed in partnership with Glasgow SEN, having received additional funding from Scottish Community Alliance (SCA).
We will be further developing this collaborative approach to tackling important issues within local communities and are delighted to be working with fellow SCA networks, Scottish Communities for Heath & Wellbeing and CHEX this year.
This time our Pockets & Prospects project will focus on addressing the emerging mental health and wellbeing needs (resulting from the Covid-19 crisis) within communities across Scotland.
The fundamental premise is that we are producing a ‘programme of activities’ which will be available for community-based organisations to purchase from. All the activities and services will aim to address mental health & wellbeing needs – these could be in relation to the needs of community-based organisations’ workforce, the people who access their services or the wider community.
This will be a ‘pick and mix’ programme offering a diverse range of activities which aim to address the local needs identified and should consider the additional support and opportunities the community-based organisations require in order to successfully address their local issues.
As a thematic or local SEN member we would like to invite you to offer activities/services that could be included in this programme of activities. If you are interested, please get in touch as soon as possible to note your interest.
We will then share additional information on the needs identified and will ask you to complete the Suppliers Activities & Services Template (including full costings). Our aim is to have the ‘Programme of Activities’ collated and ready for sharing with community-based organisations for mid-November.
Further information on our previous Pockets & Prospects projects is available here.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
SE & Health Coordinator
Social Enterprise Network Scotland