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West and Central Voluntary Sector Network (WCVSN)

WCAVSN is a member organisation of small and medium voluntary sector providers in the West Area of Glasgow.

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.


  • 10 Mar
    Launch of Substance Misuse Toolkit for those working with children and young people 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM

    Following on from the successful development of the secondary schools substance misuse toolkit, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, together with partner local authorities, have developed a similar online resource for primary schools and youth services to support the delivery of substance misuse education across the curriculum. The aim of this event is to provide staff with an opportunity to get "hands on" experience of the toolkit and to network with colleagues from across Greater Glasgow and Clyde to share good practice around the delivery of substance misuse education in school and community settings.

    What will be covered on the day?

    The event will incorporate key note presentations and workshops on the following:


  • 11 Mar
    Major Conference: Practical and Effective? Unmet legal need and the future of access to justice. 10:00 AM to 03:30 PM

    Access to justice is a vital concern for lawyers and citizens. With cuts to legal aid funding, the introduction of tribunal fees and charges for solicitors putting pressure on the access to justice system, this timely conference will address the state of unmet legal need in Scotland and set out proposals to expand access to justice.


  • 13 Mar
    Asylum: Impact of policy and procedures on asylum seeking women 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Amina MWRC is keen to raise awareness of issues impacting women from asylum seeker communities. This is why they have invited guest speaker Dr Monish Bhatia who is a lecturer in Criminology at Abertay University, and has much expertise in this area. There will also be a speaker from the Scottish Refugee Council sharing their personal experience. We anticipate that organisations attending this session would be better placed to meet the needs of asylum seekers.

    The aim is to discuss and explore some of the following points:


  • 21 Mar
    Stand up to Racism and Fascism 10:30 AM to 12:00 AM


  • 11 Jun
    LEAD Scotland National Conference - Delivering positive outcomes for disabled & disadvantaged learne 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

    Lead Scotland's 4th national conference: 'Can We Make Things Better? YES WE CAN!!' Delivering positive outcomes for disabled & disadvantaged learners

    11TH June - This is a save the date invitation. The venue is still to be confirmed, but is likely to take place in central Scotland. Following the success of last year's conference, we're delighted to confirm that Keith Aitken (award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster) will be chairing the conference for a second year running.

    The key theme of this year's conference will be around creative and inclusive approaches to delivering positive outcomes for disabled and disadvantaged learners. We really want the debate to focus on the widest possible range of positive outcomes for such learners, including progression through learning, moving on to employment, training or volunteering, as well as other 'softer' outcomes such as becoming more independent and developing self-confidence and communication skills.

    The conference will be relevant for staff in:


  • 30 Nov - 11 Mar
    13 Mar - 11 Jun

    Stand up to Racism and Fascism

    21st March 2015, Assemble 10.30 am, March & Rally 11 am, George Square, Glasgow.

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    Stand up to Racism and Fascism national demonstration

    21st March 2015, Assemble 10.30 am,
    March & Rally 11 am, George Square, Glasgow.

    Download printer friendly flyers and posters here:
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    Facebook event: Facebook: www.goo.gl/C7A6GH
    Twitter: #M21Scot
    Supported by: Scottish Trade Union Congress; Educational Institute of Scotland; Fire Brigades Union Scotland; PCS, Scotland; UCU, Scotland; UNISON Scotland; UNITE the union, Scotland; Glasgow City UNISON; Show Racism the Red Card; Aamer Amwar, human rights lawyer; Association of Palestinian Communities Scotland; Ayrshire Hope not Hate; Black Activists Rising Against the Cuts, Scotland; Glasgow Alevi cultural community; Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees; Glasgow Palestine Human Rights Campaign; Greater Glasgow Hope not Hate; Morning Star Scottish Campaign Group; Positive action in Housing; Radio Awaz; Scottish Detainee Visitors; Scottish Friends of Palestine; Scottish Refugee Council: Scotland Against Criminalising Communities; Stand up to UKIP; Stop the War Coalition, Scotland; Trade Union and Socialist Coalition; Unite against Fascism, Scotland. 

    Add you name to the list of supporters: StandUpToRacismScotland@gmail.com

    Far right and fascist organisations are gaining support across Europe including in Britain. Arguments wrongly blaming immigrants for the fall in standard of living, economic problems and austerity have provided the cutting edge of support for the far right, fascism and racism.

    Across the globe the promotion of fear and hatred of Muslims and Islam is continuing, creating a climate of Islamophobia that is directly leading to violent attacks on Muslim people and mosques, and other communities such as Sikhs and Hindus who are wrongly identified by racists as Muslim. Anti-Semitic attacks have also coincided with the growth in support for fascism. Black African and Caribbean communities continue to experience racism and hatred as seen with the killing of Michael Brown in the USA.

    Following the success of last year’s event, another international day of action has been called coinciding with UN Anti-Racism Day. UN Anti-Racism Day commemorates the victims of the Sharpeville massacre in Apartheid South Africa. Once again many organisations have come together to reject racism, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism; to celebrate diversity and show that migrants are welcome; to demonstrate our confidence in a future free of scapegoating, racism and hatred; and to remember Nelson Mandela and cherish the ideal of a free and democratic society in which all persons live together in harmony and equal opportunities.