Developing Employment Support 2018

(adapted from an email from Lyndon Smith, Engagement consultant. There is other relevant information here: http://www.employabilityinscotland.com/devolved-employment-services/developing-employment-support-2018)

My name is Lyndon and I am an Engagement Consultant at Working Links working on the new Fair Start Scotland program. To be brief, we are delivering a new voluntary employment program on behalf of Scottish Government. As a result of the recent Smith Commission we have been asked to co-deliver a new employment project on the values of dignity and respect, fairness, equality and continuous improvement.  I am very excited about the program as it’s built on the success as well as the lessons learned through previous project delivery. Here is a link to the program from Employability Scotland: http://www.employabilityinscotland.com/devolved-employment-services/employment-support-2018

The Fair Start program is all about service providers, health care professionals and communities working together to help narrow the unemployment gap. It’s also built on the principle of providing a better link to tailored service delivery for those within our community in need. This covers mental health, disability, people with long term health issues, lone parents, offenders, ethnic minorities, young care leavers  and the long term unemployed.

As an Engagement Consultant, my role is to actively promote the program in the local community. I am a point of contact for people to learn more about the program to determine suitability, as well as generating referrals. A large part of my role is developing relationships with local employment providers, health sector providers and the local community.

Kind regards

Lyndon Smith
Engagement Consultant

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Concerns over CEC additional policing payments

LHNCC has some concerns about CEC paying Police Scotland (PS) £2·6 million for additional policing. Among these are the amount paid per hour for additional policing, issues around key performance indicators, and overall falls in numbers of police.

The full letter is here: Letter re Police Scotland

LHNCC April 2018 agenda

Shore Room Leith Community Education Centre, Newkirkgate
Tuesday 24 April at 7.00pm

  1. Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes of previous meeting
  4. Matters arising
  5. Police report
  6. Reports: Secretary and Treasurer
  7. Councillors’, MSP’s, MP’s reports
  8. Newhaven Trams Update – current plans and open questions and answer session.
  9. Planning update
    1. 18/00846/FUL: Skyliner, Ocean Drive
    2. 17/05415/FUL: Great Junction Street
    3. 18/01154/PAN: Baltic Street
    4. 18/01015/PAN: Leith Walk Edinburgh EH6 5DX (Stead’s Place)
  10. Events
    1. Visit to SS Explorer
    2. Request for support regarding Trinity High School
    3. Developing Employment Support 2018
    4. Celebrating Community Councils
  11. Police Scotland: Letter sent to Donald Wilson re CEC payment for additional policing
  12. LRT Transport to WGH
  13. LHNCC Newsletter
  14. AOCB
    1. Request for support re accommodation
    2. Review how LHNCC responds to Planning Applications
    3. Request from local resident regarding HMY Britannia firework displays
  15. Date of next meeting: Tuesday 22 May 2018

LHNCC’s recent months #CelebrateCCs

  1. Quarterly Newsletter launched – April 2018
  2. Support and volunteering for £eith Chooses – resulting in grants for 67 applicants
  3. Hosted Newhaven Tram Consultation presentation at Committee meeting, ongoing involvement and collaboration with other CCs
  4. Hosted various Planning Application presentations and responded as appropriate to requests for help from local residents
  5. Supported Newhaven Community Project
  6. Provided support for several local residents with their various queries
  7. Ongoing participation and support for Leith Festival
  8. Involved in campaign for Leith Museum 
  9. Provided financial and volunteer support or Victoria Primary School Christmas Lighting and Gala Day events
  10. Participated in Age Friendly Community Event
  11. Represented at Remembrance Day Service – November 2017
  12. Represented at Commemoration Service for Quintinshill (Gretna) Rail disaster – May 2017

Royal Voluntary Service is looking for new volunteers

(adapted from an email from RVS)

The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest providers of volunteers in Great Britain, all doing fantastic volunteering work. It aims to inspire, encourage and empower people to volunteer and share their skills and talents in order to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people. Activities will be supported by funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new Book Group in the Leith area.  The role will involve helping with the basic organisation of the group and recruiting and welcoming new members.  Full training will be provided.

Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community!

To find out more, email denise.young@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or call 07787 272860

Edinburgh Council consultations

LHNCC has no opinion on the following Edinburgh Council consultations, but simply provides links to people who may be interested.

Both consultations close on 24 April.