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The Network works to provide advice, information and training to the voluntary sector and supports organisations to engage with the West and Central & West Community Planning Partnerships.

A key function of the Network is to facilitate the flow of information from key partners to the voluntary sector thereby enabling voluntary organisations to participate effectively in these new structures and ultimately to secure the best possible outcomes for the people who access their service

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  • 30 Nov
    Midsummer Market 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Visit the Trongate area of Glasgow on Saturday 21st June and buy beautiful, high quality products made by people who care! The Midsummer market is hosted by Beyond the Finish Line in association with Run Native, an online market place by social enterprise for social enterprises.


  • 22 Oct
    Free training - Getting It Right for Every Child - An introduction 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM

    Free training opportunity - Getting It Right for Every Child - An introduction

    The Everyone’s Children latest learning event will take place on 22nd of October 2014 from 9.00am till 1.00pm at the Albany Training Centre.   

    Download our flyer here

    This session will improve awareness of the aims and language of GIRFEC, Consider practical implications for smaller organisations.  It is aimed at small third sector organisations in Glasgow already working with children, families or young people who may have gaps in their knowledge. It is also suitable for new staff in third sector organisations where GIRFEC is already used and in other third sector contexts where knowledge of GIRFEC would be helpful as part of wider organisational roles.  

    To register for the event contact fariha.thomas@gcvs.org.uk
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  • 22 Oct
    Protecting Young People in Transition - Policy, Research and Practice Perspectives 01:00 PM to 02:45 PM

    A seminar & panel discussion hosted by the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research & Policy (SCPHRP) Adolescence and Young Adulthood Working Group, University of Edinburgh.

    Transitions in adolescence and young adulthood include those that are biological (child to adult), educational/vocational (school to employment, or unemployment), financial (financially dependent to financially independent), etc. Today's young people experience transition in an inconsistent set of economic
    and social conditions. Transitional periods impact upon a range of outcomes including physical activity, diet, and substance use, all of which can have implications in the short and long-term.

    This seminar is a learning event geared towards understanding transitions in adolescence from research, policy, and practice perspectives.

    Date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014 from 13:00 to 14.45

    Venue: Lecture Theatre 1.21 (F.21), University of Edinburgh, 7 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ


  • 23 Oct
    Joint SDLA/EHRC Conference: A Level Playing Field - Discrimination Law in 2014 09:15 AM to 04:00 PM

    Scottish Discrimination Law Association in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission

    A Level Playing Field?
    Discrimination Law in 2014

    Thursday 23 October 2014
    9.15am for 10.00am – 4pm
    Hilton Hotel, 1 William Street, Glasgow, G3 8HT


    Discrimination and the Burden of Proof: A game of two halves - Caspar Glyn QC, Cloisters

    Age Discrimination: Coming of Age? - Richard O'Dair, 36 Bedford Row

    Tribunal Fees: What's Happening? - Jonathan Mitchell QC, Arnot Manderson Advocates

    Issues in Goods and Services Claims - Catherine Casserley, Cloisters

    Racism: Football's Response -Tony Higgins, Vice President World Players' Union

    Scottish Women in Sport – Kayleigh Grieve, Scottish Women in Sport

    Beyond the Games - Equality in Sport - Alastair Pringle, Director EHRC Scotland

    For information on costs and booking to attend, docdownload SDLA/EHRC Conference Flyer

  • 24 Oct
    Calling all Drumchapel parents - Family Safety Conference 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    Family Safety Conference at Drumchapel Community Centre for parents and families to access services and agencies working together to help build a safer future.

    On the day there will be:


  • 24 Oct
    Active Seniors production – Pack up your troubles 02:00 PM to 12:00 AM

    The Active Seniors proudly present The Beechwood women and arts group at Knightswood Congregational Church on Friday 24th October 2014, 2pm.  "Pack up your troubles" tickets available at £2.00 from Robert Smith on 07810441382 or by contacting any of the active seniors

    Come along and enjoy the fun!

    Light refreshments will be available before the play


  • 25 Oct
    African Naturals Special 01:30 PM to 04:00 PM

    An afternoon of pampering at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle St, Glasgow G3 8AG on Saturday 25th October 2014, 1.30pm – 4.00pm

    Why not come along and try some treats including:

    Luxuriate in Carishea's facial or hand massage with all natural shea nut butter from Ghana.

    Let Glasgow Naturals transform your hair without chemicals and learn how to style your own hair creatively.

    Special guest stylist from Ebz Hair and Beauty Salon!

    Try our delicious, healthy exotic fruit smoothies!

    Relax with an Indian Head Massage or Reiki treatment!

    Children can join in the Tinga Tinga Tales story tour and other exciting activities all day.


  • 26 Oct
    The Fierce Urgency of Now 11:30 AM to 12:00 AM

    Sunday 26th October 2014

    Argyle Street (HMV)            11:30am
    Kelvingrove Arts Gallery         1:30pm
      Central Station                     3:00pm

    Duration: 30 minutes

    The Fierce Urgency of Now 

    There are times of crisis and injustice in human history when great incisive minds see clearly and speak with passionate clarity about the way forward. They capture the mood and will of the people at that time and give it an inspirational voice.

    As part of Black History Month we are presenting some of the great speeches from the movement for equality and justice not just because they are important records of Black History's great struggle for self-determination, but because they continue to energise and galvanise today’s listener.

    Directed by NALINI CHETTY



  • 27 Oct
    What can we learn from how Housing Associations are responding to welfare reform? 12:30 PM to 04:00 PM

    What can we learn from how Housing Associations are responding to welfare reform?

    Are you...?


  • 27 Oct
    Bumps and Babies Antenatal Fayre 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

    Come along to the Bumps & Babies Fayre at Drumchapel Community Centre on Monday 27th October from 1pm - 2.30pm

    Find out loads of helpful info for you and your family including:


  • 28 Oct
    Preventing Sanctions: Make it Practical 12:45 PM to 04:00 PM

    Hear the most recent DWP update and find out about support available from the DWP Visiting Service and potential partnership opportunities.


  • 29 Oct
    Huntington's Disease Workshop 02:00 PM to 04:30 PM

    29th October, 2pm to 4.30pm
    St Margaret of Scotland Hospice
    East Barns Street
    G81 1EG

    Scottish Huntington's Association will be holding a workshop to provide an overview of Huntington's Disease.

    The workshop is for all staff who work in health and social care services.

    This workshop will look at what Huntington's Disease is...

    Who does Huntington's Disease affect?
    What impact does the disease have on individuals and their families?
    What difficulties do people with Huntington's Disease experience?
    How is Huntington's Disease managed?
    What coping strategies do people with Huntington's Disease use?

    The workshop consists of presentation and participation in group exercises and discussion.

    This Course is free for NHS, Local Authority and Voluntary Sector staff. Otherwise an attendance fee of £20 applies.

    For full Workshop details, download docxflyer

  • 30 Oct
    The State of Social Justice - Community development in a post referendum world 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    The State of Social Justice - Community development in a post referendum world


  • 05 Nov
    Calling all Drumchapel groups - Your link to community resources, Primary Care and GP practices 09:30 AM to 01:30 PM

    You are invited to the forthcoming event by the Drumchapel Community Orientated Primary Care (COPC) Group.

    Drumchapel COPC is joint chaired by GP Dr Peter Cawston and Anne Scoular Consultant in Public Health.

    COPC members consist of GPs, primary care staff, Practice Managers, NHS Health Improvement Team and Health and Social Care ALLIANCE, Links Practitioner.

    The theme of the event is "Joined Up" prevention recognising the increased role of local voluntary sector groups/organisations in responding to health issues in their community.

    Please complete and return the attached booking form to the Event Administrator by 31st October 2014. Please note places are limited. A substantial lunch is also provide after the main event (please include all dietary requirements on form)


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  • 05 Nov
    Save the date: Bonfire Night with a difference 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM


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    COMING SOON : Bonfire Night with a Difference

    Following the success of our recent Wild! Nature Festival we are putting the finishing touches to our next event.

    Full details will follow in our monthly news bulletin next week, but here is a sneak preview so you can save the date:

    Wednesday 5th November
    5.30 - 8.00pm

    Bike Powered Shadow Puppet Show
    Luminous Hula Hoop Performance

    Taking place at Woodlands Community Garden and neighbouring gap site








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  • 08 Nov
    Celebrating 60 Years of Care 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM

  • 10 Nov
    The Big Ambition 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Addaction - The Big Ambition 


  • 10 Nov
    The Big Ambition 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Addaction - The Big Ambition 


  • 15 Nov
    Gartnavel Royal Hospital and the History of Scottish Psychiatry 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    A Day Symposium to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Gartnavel Royal Hospital


  • 20 Nov
    Tobacco Awareness training – for groups in North West 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    The North West Health Improvement Team are offering tobacco awareness training for any organisation who would like to be able to provide tobacco information sessions to their young people.

    Course: Tobacco Awareness Training
    Where: Heart of Scotstoun
    When: Thursday 20th of November 2014
    Time: 10am - 12pm
    Teas & coffees will be provided.

    The training is designed to provide you with enough information and resources that you are able to have an informed and constructive discussion with young people about some of the issues around tobacco and smoking.

    There will be a resource pack made available to you as well as links to organisations where you can get further information or training.

    This training is NOT designed to enable you to support a young person who would like to quit smoking however there is information in the pack for you to signpost the young person towards appropriate support should they require it.

    Please contact Susan directly should you wish to register yourself/staff members for a place on this training.

    Tel: 0141 211 0317 email: susan.hearty@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

  • 20 Nov
    FASS Annual Service of Remembrance 07:30 PM to 12:00 AM

    FASS Annual Service of Remembrance annual remembrance service for those who have lost their lives to drug/alcohol addiction.

    Thursday 20th November 2014 at 7.30pm

    Venue: St Alophonsus Church, London Rd, Gallowgate

    Tea & Coffee served afterwards at the Lodging House Mission East Campbell St.

    If anyone would like the name of a loved to be read out at the service please contact Brenda Gavigan at FASS on 0141 420 2050

  • 28 Nov
    Beat Christmas Stress 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM

    A free event from Cope Scotland to help "Beat Stress this Christmas". Free Creche, mince pies and coffee taking place Friday 28th November 9.30am-12.30pm

    To book a place phone 0141 944 5490 or email Kathleen@cope-scotland.org and also advise if a creche place is needed as spaces are limited.


  • 10 Dec
    Glasgow Social Enterprise Network Trade Show – All welcome 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM

    Join GSEN for the first Glasgow Social Enterprise Trade Show at Wasps Artists' Studios.

    Come along as they open the doors for you to explore the incredible, wide ranging products and services available from social enterprises all under one roof!

    While you're there, find out what social enterprise means for our communities and city, build business connections or trade and get involved in our activity programme where all your senses will be heightened.

    This FREE event is aimed at businesses and public alike.


  • 12 Dec
    Would you like a table at Drumchapel Christmas Craft Fair 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM

    Drumchapel Christmas Craft Market

    Drumchapel Community centre Kinfauns Drive on 12th December

    Are you a local organisation who would like a table to sell crafts to raise funds, or a local craft person then contact hilda@cope-scotland.org to book a table?

    This is not a commercial event, this is for local groups services and craftspeople, tables are limited so book one now!

    Yes it maybe early to think of Christmas but for those wanting a stall to raise funds gives you time to plan and for all of us wanting to buy the lovely goodies on sale gives us time to save!!

    If you are interested then please phone 944 5490 or e-mail hilda@cope-scotland.org

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