5 February 2016

GPs battle fatalism in neighbourhood with Britain’s worst life expectancy.
Doctors at new health centre in part of Glasgow known for the wrong reasons say ultimatums to give up smoking, drinking or fatty food just don’t work.

Debt and misery: the true cost of a funeral in Scotland
The average price of a funeral in Scotland is around £3,500, leading some families to take on “unmanageable debt”.

The low-stress hair salon for people with disabilities
A salon for people with additional needs to get their hair cut in a low-stress environment.

“At my father’s bedside, I learnt what death looks like”
NHS end-of-life and palliative care must focus more on the dying person’s needs and wishes.
The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR): Getting with the Act – Our Human Rights Act
This easy-to-read interactive eBook will help you to understand where our human rights came from, how they’re protected by our Human Rights Act, and the difference our Human Rights Act has made in real life in the 15 years that it has been in force.

Food Foundation: “FORCE-FED”
The Food Foundation report, Force-Fed assesses how difficult it is for typical British families to eat a healthy diet.

Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality: Shifting the Curve, A report to the First Minister
This report seeks to advise the Scottish Government on reducing poverty and makes proposals that can help move large numbers of people out of poverty.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation: How flexible hiring could improve business performance and living standards
This study investigates the number of ‘quality’ flexible job vacancies in the UK, and shows how living standards could improve if there were more of these jobs.
Sheila McKechnie Foundation: Introduction to Campaigning
This is a one-day introductory level workshop on how to run successful campaigns.
Edinburgh, 11/3/16

CSL Training: Mental Health Awareness
Edinburgh, 1/3/16

Feeling lonely or just want to make new friends? Come join the MDM Club for free. Chat in a safe and tolerant space, created especially for the disability community.

CSL Training: Motivating Staff and Overcoming Difficulties
Glasgow, 8/3/16
Events and Conferences
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations: Gathering Scotland
Scotland’s largest event for charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations.
Glasgow, 17/2/16 and 18/2/16

Scottish Recovery Network: Rights for Life Declaration Launch
This document sets out the human rights that people affected by mental health problems in Scotland are calling for. Along with the Change Agenda it is intended to achieve real, sustainable and transformational change to the way that people affected by mental health problems enjoy human rights.
Edinburgh, 22/2/16
Update Disability Information Scotland: Had a successful PIP appeal?
Disability Rights UK want to hear from people appealing their PIP decision to a tribunal or who have recently been successful with an appeal.
No deadline specified

Research on Forced Marriage
The Universities of Central Lancashire, Strathclyde and Glasgow and workers from Hemat Gryffe, Scottish Women’s Aid and Shakti are conducting research for the Scottish Government into Forced Marriage. They are looking for participants who have experienced forced marriage or professionals who provide services to victims/survivors of forced marriage, to be interviewed. For further information or to take part please contact [email protected]
No deadline specified

VOX: Real People, Real Cuts 2015
This survey aims to explore how spending cuts might be affecting people’s mental health and recovery.
No deadline specified

Scottish Government: Consultation on proposals for the introduction of the role of an Independent National (Whistleblowing) Officer for NHS Scotland Staff
This consultation seeks views on proposals for the establishment of an Independent National Whistleblowing Officer for the employees of NHS Scotland.
Deadline, 10/02/16

Scottish Government: Scottish Law Commissions Report on Adults with Incapacity
Scottish Law Commission ( ‘the Commission’) published a report on Adults with Incapacity  which focussed on the question of deprivation of liberty as it relates to persons who may be subject to the Adults with Incapacity legislation and associated issues. This consultation seeks views on specific matters raised in the report.
Deadline 31/3/16
Big Lottery Fund: Communities and Families Fund
Grants of between £250 and £10,000 are available to support local projects working with children eight years and under or their parents.
Deadline, 29/2/16
Office Administrator (18 hours, Part-time) £17,544 pro-rata
The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance is looking to recruit a Part-time administrator.
Closing Date 15/2/16

Group Support Worker (25 hours, Part-time) £18,000
CEARTAS are looking to recruit a Group Support Worker to support group work within Ceartas that aims to involve more people in the life of the organisation by enhancing our work with service users.
Closing Date 15/02/16

Advocacy Worker (35 hours, Full-time) £21,000
CEARTAS are looking to recruit an Advocacy Worker provide direct advocacy support, undertaking a range of advocacy services which will involve representing individuals and groups in a variety of settings.
Closing Date 15/02/16
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Happy Reading  from everyone here at the SIAA.

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