8 April 2016
Local Advocacy News

Independent Advocacy Perth and Kinross: Independent Advocacy Film
Independent Advocacy Perth and Kinross have launched a new film raising awareness of independent advocacy and its benefits.
New research by the Fabian Society shows generous tax breaks have created a ‘shadow welfare’ for UK’s wealthiest 20%
“By the end of the decade, if the Conservatives deliver on their manifesto promises, households in the top fifth of the income distribution will be receiving an average of £9,400 a year in tax allowances and welfare payments; while the poorest fifth of households, for whom benefits may be their only source of income, receive an average of £10,200.”

The stalker and the woman who refused to give in
What’s it like to be stalked for a decade? One woman tells her story.

100% success rate for prison job scheme
Of the 11 participants taking part in the pilot scheme, six are all now in employment following their release. The remaining five awaiting release have all secured jobs.

Paralympics hopeful Carly Tait: ‘My lifeline is being taken away’
The sprint wheelchair athlete says new PIP disability benefit cuts that have removed her eligibility for a car may scupper her chances of qualifying for the GB team in Rio.

The relief and grief of a child being diagnosed with autism
New TV drama The A Word tells the story of a family discovering that their quirky five-year-old son is in fact autistic.

Single parents increasingly struggling with debt
StepChange debt charity said that although just one in 14 UK households is headed by single parents, they now represent almost 20% of its clients seeking help with debt.
Scottish Legal Aid Board: Short Film
This animation highlights the importance of legal aid in ensuring access to justice for all.

The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance: manifesto for independent advocacy in Scotland
The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance believes that, in order to create a Scotland that is equal and fair, we need to uphold the rights of marginalised people.

The Scottish Government: Race Equality framework for Scotland
This document shows how the Scottish Government aims to advance race equality, tackle racism and address the barriers that prevent people from minority ethnic communities from realising their potential.
Clan ChildLaw: Children’s Hearings
Suitable for those with some or no experience of the children’s hearings system this course sets out to give an understanding of the system, in order that delegates will be able to better explain to children and families involved in the children’s hearing system what is happening and what to expect. For more information or to book a place please contact: [email protected]
Edinburgh, 21/4/16
Glasgow, 22/4/16
Aberdeen, 29/4/16

Victim Support Scotland: Impact of Crime and Victims & Witnesses (Scot) Act
Following the introduction of the new Victims & Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014, Victim Support Scotland will be offering an introductory training workshop on the impact of crime and effective ways of working with victims and witnesses of crime.
Glasgow, 28/4/16

Feeling lonely and want to make new friends? Come join the MDM Club for free. Our Club members include people with autism, depression, anxiety, mental illness, blindness, deafness and many other disabilities.

Scottish Women’s Aid: Domestic Abuse and Child Protection
The aim of this seminar is to build a solid understanding of the nature and scope of domestic abuse and its intersections with child protection, providing the delegates with the confidence and knowledge to deal with the issue effectively in their work setting.
Events and Conferences
Enable Scotland: Meet your local politician
The meetings are open to anyone who has a learning disability, and their supporters.
Various locations and dates

Health and Social Care Alliance: 2 Million Expert Voices: Listening, Learning and Leading Change
A 10 year anniversary event exploring how working collectively can achieve greater outcomes for the people of Scotland.
Glasgow, 23/5/16

Voluntary Health ScotlandUnderstanding the Gap: How research can help us address health inequalities in Scotland
Stirling, 1/6/16
General Pharmaceutical Council: Consultation on standards for pharmacy professionals
Deadline 27/6/16

Scottish Government: A consultation for implementation of certain sections of the Mental Health Act (Scotland) 2015 and associated regulations (Part 1)
Deadline 30/5/16
Support in Mind: Creative Fund
Carers can select from three amounts to enable them to choose a realistic activity or short break which will suit their situation. Carers will need a support worker to help them complete applications and should visit the Support in Mind Scotland website to apply or call Barbara Wyness on 0131 662 2284 for more information.
Multiple rounds of funding

SeeMe: Change Network
See Me will award up to £2,000 to support the development of strong partnerships that will create and deliver projects to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.
Deadline 31/5/16
Administrator (18 hours per week, Part-time) £17,544 pro-rata
The SIAA is looking for an enthusiastic, capable person for this part time Administration post.
Closing Date 12/4/16

Employability Co-ordinator (35 hours per week, Full-time) £27,225 Fixed term until March 2017 with likelihood of extension
Scottish Women’s Aid are looking to recruit an Employability Co-ordinator for their Edinburgh office.
Closing date 18/04/16

Children and Young People’s ASN Advocacy Worker (21 hours per week, Part-time) £25,152 pro-rata fixed Term until 31st May 2020
Partners in Advocacy are loking to recruit a part-time Children and Young People’s ASN Advocacy Worker for their Edinburgh office.
Closing date noon 26/4/16

Collective advocacy Development Worker (35 hours per week, Full-time) £23,697 – £26,235
People First Scotland are looking to recruit a full time Collective advocacy Development Worker.
Closing date 29/04/16
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Happy Reading  from everyone here at the SIAA.

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