Unfortunately the MESS (digital and I.T training project) has come to an end. We are in the process of looking for further funding, to extend the project, so hopefully the project will be back up and running once again.
We would like to thank you for using our MESS services and a big thanks goes to our volunteers and staff running this wonderful and essential project.
Last week we had our very last WSREC Zoom cafe. Our café was set up to support M.E individuals who have been shielding, through the Covid-19 Pandemic. Within the Zoom café staff members gave regular updates on the pandemic, we had varies discussions, various entertainment and had various workshops. The purpose of the cafe was to keep M.E individuals informed of the pandemic and to help reduce loneliness. The areas we covered were reducing food waste, how to register for postal voting, scam prevention, looking at hate crime, looking at civil participation and women’s day. When it came to entertainment we had remote food demos from our lovely Janet, remote chair exercises from our amazing Mohit, to even our talented vice chair singing Burn’s poem and to the sweet Fiona (Gaelic Development Manager from Glasgow University).
We would like to thank staff, volunteers and guest speakers for creating some incredible workshops.
Up to 50 young people between the ages of 18 and 29 will benefit from a nine-month professional and personal development programme backed by mentoring, and placements across the public and third sector.
Programme participants will receive:
• A National Living Wage equivalent grant (currently £8.91 per hour).
• A nine month part-time internship with a public/voluntary sector organisation, an NGO or a politician.
• An allocated mentor.
• Access to networking and employability opportunities.
The Scottish Government remains fully committed to ensuring that everyone has access to a COVID-19 vaccine. To date we have vaccinated at pace and provided vaccination appointments in line with clinical advice. In order to ensure as many people are vaccinated as quickly as possible we are now offering everyone over the age of 18 the option of self-registration
From 8am on Monday 28 June 2021 the online Self Registration Portal , which was used successfully to encourage unpaid carers and 18-29 year olds to come forward, will be available to every adult in Scotland.
The self-registration system is open to all adults and will enable anyone, for example, new to Scotland or did not have an up-to-date registered home address to come forward
For those who have previously received an appointment and could not, or decided not to, attend, the portal provides the opportunity to now take up the offer of a vaccine and ensure protection against COVID-19
Those who sign up will receive a text or email with details of their appointment which they can change if the time or location is unsuitable.
If you don’t have online access, don’t worry – the national helpline is still available. They will complete the registration process and arrange for information to be sent to you via SMS.
The COVID-19 vaccine reduces your chances of developing serious or life-threatening symptoms. NHS Scotland strongly advises that you take the vaccine when it is offered to you.
The United Nations introduced a bill that called for global action against racism and discrimination
Voting Summary: Yes: 106. No: 14. Abstentions: 44. Non-Voting: 29. All voting members:193
More than 100 countries voted “Yes.” *Guess who voted against it*~ *USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Israel, France, Germany, Netherlands.
Major Europeans are NO.
Rest of the Europe ABSTAINED.
These are the countries constantly calling out other countries on human rights & freedom.***
This is the real world we live in.
New Bangladeshi Diaspora Leaders Programme, is being run by Common Purpose in partnership with the British Council Bangladesh.
The programme will support diaspora leaders of Bangladeshi heritage to increase their impact in Bangladesh and the UK – and build bridges between the two. Participants will also be supported to provide mentorship and expertise to young leaders working on social action projects in Bangladesh.