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Welcome to the Skye & Lochalsh CVO local News page. It's the easy way to keep up to date with voluntary sector news in Skye & Lochalsh. To send us news items use the online submission form. To receive our local community e-bulletin with the latest news and events click here.

Understanding Stigma; Promoting Inclusive Attitudes And Practice Training

Stigma can have a profound impact upon the lives of people who use alcohol and other drugs or those who have a history of substance use. The impact of stigma can permeate numerous aspects of a person’s life such as their health and wellbeing, relationships, education and employment prospects and socioeconomic status.

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Essential Skills For Working With People Who Use Subsrances Training

The aim of this training is to allow health workers, youth workers, drug workers and other professionals to effectively respond to, treat, support and engage with people who use drugs and alcohol.  It would be particularly helpful to those who are not specialist drug or alcohol workers, or are new to the substance use field.

 

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Discussing Drugs & Alcohol With Young People

Discussing Drugs and Alcohol with Young People is an approach based on the principles of Motivational Interviewing and Brief Interventions, providing structure to opportunistic, non-confrontational conversations to support young people to make healthy lifestyle choices around drugs and alcohol.

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Highland Cross - Call To Charities Who Wish To Apply For Funding

The Highland Cross Organising Committee is calling on registered charities that provide medical or social services for the benefit of the people of Highland to apply for funding. Previous applicants to Highland Cross, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply

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dditional Support Needs Information Evening

Dyslexia Scotland Skye and Lochalsh are hosting a talk and information session for parents of children with additional support needs. 

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Highland Homelessness Conference

"The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s green where you water it." Homeless Action Inverness are delighted to invite you to come along to be inspired, to learn and to network. 

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Concerned About Harm Or Abuse Of An Older Person?

Help is just a phone call away.

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The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2015

The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2015 report is now published.

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Why Volunteering is Good For Your Mental Health

Volunteering is good for your mental health, especially in middle age and beyond, according to a new study.

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Active Highland Champion Skye

Step It Up Highland (SIUH) would like a presence in Skye to motivate and encourage their walk leaders in their volunteering roles.

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Skye Sailing Club Chosen As Venue For Special Film Installation

Skye-based arts organisation, ATLAS Arts has partnered with London-based Artangel to bring an artwork on loan from The Artangel Collection at Tate to the Isle of Skye. The film work will be presented in the unique setting of the sailing club in Portree and will launch with a very special performance by Portree and Strath Gaelic choirs.

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Women@work Information And Support Worker

WEA Scotland have a job vacancy for a Information and Support Worker based in Inverness. 

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HR and General Assistant

WEA Scotland have a job available based in Edinburgh. 

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Women's Fund For Scotland

The Women’s Fund are now re-open for applications.

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Stories, Stones and Bones Funding

Heritage Lottery Fund are delighted to be able to introduce you to their new initiative Stories, Stones and Bones. Helping local groups celebrate Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017 with funding from £3,000 - £10,000 and a desire to see more people and new people engage with Scotland’s heritage through it.

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Investing in Volunteers (IiV)

Achieving IiV gives organisations the opportunity to improve and develop practice and recognises commitment to high quality volunteer management.

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Youth Achievement Award

Youth Achievement Awards offer significant opportunities for young people to develop the four Curriculum for Excellence capacities: successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.  They recognise young people's contributions in a variety of settings including youth work, volunteering, active citizenship, and formal education.

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Communities Encouraged To Get ‘Winter Ready’ With £165k Resilience Fund

Communities in the North of Scotland are being urged to take advantage of a competitive fund designed to help them prepare for severe winter weather before applications close on 11 August 2016. 

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Bowel Health & Screening Workshop

Led by an experienced Bowel Cancer UK Health Promotion team in conjunction with NHS Highland, this half day (4 hours) interactive workshop will provide detailed information on

  • The bowel screening programme.
  • Bowel cancer signs and symptoms.
  • Risk factors.
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Skye and Lochalsh Council For Voluntary Organisations Annual General Meeting 2016

Everyone is welcome to come along and join SLCVO for their Annual General Meeting.

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Child Protection Training

The session is being run by Annette Webb who is affiliated to Sterling University and is an expert on Child Protection.

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NHS Highland Reach Out Campaign

Reach Out has one aim which is to encourage individuals and community groups throughout the Highlands and Argyll and Bute to make a difference for someone who’s lonely.

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West Highland College Summer Workshops

West Highland College – UHI are running a number of Summer workshops at the College. 

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Your Experience Of Support From The Highland Business Sector

The Highland Third Sector Interface is working with the local business community to understand the level of support that it gives to our sector in the Highlands. There appears to be an interest from the Business Sector to learn more about how they can support Third Sector Organisations, but at present, it is not always clear how to do this. 

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Charitable Trading & The Law

Join Karen Maclean-Yuille and Polly Chapman from HISEZ for this free 'Just Enterprise' workshop which will look broadly at the legal framework for charitable trading.

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