From the latest KDP bulletin –
Supporting Communities Safely
SCDC has worked with Deaf Scotland to add BSL to the Supporting Communities Safely resource. This free, online resource features a range of practical info & advice for community groups, organisations & volunteer networks carrying out vital work during #Covid19.
Scotland is Stunning, Let’s Keep It That Way Campaign
Zero Waste Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Keep Scotland Beautiful, has launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to take pride in our outdoor spaces and keep them litter free.
The campaign calls on everyone to do their part in preventing litter by simply binning their rubbish, or if community bins are full, take it home.
We can all enjoy the great outdoors – when we’re visiting parks, beaches, or woodlands – and look after our stunning country for ourselves and others.
Challenge Poverty Week 2020
Challenge Poverty Week 2020 takes place from 5 – 11 October. Participating in Challenge Poverty Week is one of the best ways to help showcase and support solutions to poverty and can be a great way to highlight the work of your organisation.
Find out how to make an impact here.
NESTRANS – Draft Regional Transport Strategy
The next regional transport strategy will take us through the next twenty years up to to 2040. Nestrans have spent the last year working with their members, partners, stakeholders and the public to produce a draft strategy. You may remember taking part in some of the discussion topics last year or reading the feedback received. The draft strategy has been informed by this engagement and looking at best practice from elsewhere. They are now consulting with individuals and organisations on the draft strategy. Nestrans will use the feedback and comments that they get to fine tune the proposals. Click here to view the strategy and make comments.
Scottish Recovery Network
A new set of resources shares insights and inspiration from people across Scotland on staying well during and after COVID-19 lockdown. Scottish Recovery Network organised a series of twelve online conversation cafés to bring people together to learn about and share their experiences. They wanted to tap into the knowledge, skills and lived experience of people across the country; particularly those living with mental health challenges. Discussions in the conversation cafés highlighted that many people have been able to draw on their experiences of mental health crisis and recovery to support their well-being during this challenging time. This emphasises the need to draw on all expertise, including lived experience in our communities as we consider how best to support good mental health and wellbeing across our society now and in the future. Click here for the findings.
MacMillan Cancer Support Project
Amy Anderson, Health Improvement Officer (Prehabilitation) for Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, is participating in a MacMillan Prehabilitation Project.
She is trying to reach people with lived-experience of cancer to take part in a consultation. The feedback will help her scope out the possibilities of a Cancer Pathway in Aberdeenshire.
There isn’t a specific deadline, but it would be helpful if feedback could be given by the end of September.
See the attached poster for more information.
Eat Well Age Well Twitter chats
Wednesdays from 26 August until 16 September, 10.30 am – 11.00 am
Eat Well Age Well is running a series of Twitter chats on matters relating to older people and eating well. The first of these on 26 August, looks at, ‘Why communities are vital in supporting older people to eat well.’
Visit their website for more information.
AVA Community Spirit Awards
KDP wishes to congratulate all those who were nominated for an AVA Community Spirit Award, here in Kincardine & Mearns. A large list of worthy winners who have gone above and beyond to help their communities during these challenging times:
KDP is here to help in any way we can. Please let us know how we can support you or your organisation. We will continue to share information and guidance in our bulletins, however, due to the speed of change and quantity of information, the most current details will be found on our Facebook page (@kincardineshiredevelopmentpartnership).
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