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Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) training course

CHEX hosts the tutor network for HIIC and the tutor training for the courses. HIIC is designed to enable participants to develop their understanding of the range of factors that affect their health and the health of their communities and to explore how these factors can be addressed by using community development, that is by coming together to take collective action on the issues of importance to them.

For more information about the course itself follow this link.

If you think you might be interested in becoming a tutor more information about what is involved is available via this link.

Where the action is - Communities Call for Climate Action

CHEX wishes to draw your attention to a new Communities Call for Climate Action all community organisations are encouraged to sign up to, including social enterprises.

It calls for the Scottish Government to do more to tackle climate change and to recognise and support the role of community organisations in making the major changes that are necessary.

The climate emergency is the most urgent issue facing humanity just now. In this briefing, CHEX makes the links between community-led health and climate action. The effects of climate change – as with health and wellbeing – are distributed unfairly, and we cannot address health inequality and wider inequality without also addressing climate justice.

Download the briefing

Find business support in Scotland - New Website launched

A recently released letter from Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work advising of the Scottish Government’s updated Economic Action Plan including the first public launch of findbusinesssupport.gov.scot - a single point online for businesses to access advice and support.

Do you run events? CEIS Group would like to hear from you

CEIS Group has created a short survey to understand the event landscape within Scotland. If your organisation runs events, they’d appreciate you taking 5 minutes to complete this short, anonymous survey, before Friday 31st January, to help inform them - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/EventsSector.

Please feel free to pass this survey on to others you know whose organisation run events

GoodCall

GoodCall are a brand new social enterprise with one mission - to provide charities and social enterprises with the lowest cost and highest quality mobile communications. There is a lack of transparency and trust with mobile suppliers with unnecessary mobile overspend estimated at £1bn every year. They believe the third sector deserves better. They have already saved thousands of pounds for charitable organisations across Scotland. They also aim to have a direct impact in the local community through offering employment opportunities for individuals who may be furthest from the labour market or who may have additional support needs in the workplace, through utilising intuitive and assistive technology.

On average wthey have been able to save customers over 30% on what they are currently paying - this meant one customer saved over £10.5k over the life of their mobile contracts. Our non-profit customers are at the heart of our social enterprise mission: the more customers that choose to sign up with us, the greater savings we can provide through offering a greater hardware fund, lower line rental and better handsets for everyone.

Find out more - https://www.goodcall.org.uk/

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