A Local Information System for Scotland – ALISS
An ALISS roadshow event will be held in Inverness on Tuesday, March 13th March and it may be of interest to members of your community council and/or residents in your area.
The ALISS programme helps people work together to find and share information about a range of services and community assets that can support health and wellbeing in local communities throughout Scotland. ALISS is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) which is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. The ALLIANCE has over 2,200 members including large, national support providers as well as small, local volunteer-led groups and people who are disabled, living with long term conditions or providing unpaid care and our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
We have recently launched a new version of the aliss system / website and we are holding a series of these roadshows across the country to let local residents and community groups know how they can get involved, whether to search for support or to share information about the groups, services and activities that support health and wellbeing in their local areas. In addition to providing information about ALISS, I hope the roadshows will also offer some opportunities for more general conversations around what helps people to stay healthy and happy within their local communities as well as any barriers that exist and what they feel could be improved.
If you would like to attend this event you can register on Eventbrite by clicking the following link:
If you have any questions about the event or about how you might be able to use ALISS in your local area, please feel free to get in touch with me using the contact details below.
Community Engagement Manager ALISS Programme
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)
349 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4AA
6th March 2018
Volunteers Required for Emergencies
Back in October 2017 the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service launched the Community Asset Register (CAR).
Essentially this is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.
Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety. Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.
Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below:
Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.
Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.
It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.
For anyone wishing to register an interest and request a form they should send an e-mail to: SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk. A registration form will then be sent for completion, along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process.
Lynn Sharp – Project Officer – Knowledge Management, Improvement Service, Scottish Community Councillors Development Network
Tel: 01506 283 827
Mob: 07990 531 029
5th February 2018
Beinn Tharsuinn Wind Farm Fund Ltd
There is currently a vacancy for a Director to represent Edderton on the Board of this company. Edderton is entitled to have two Directors on the Board, though there is only one vote between them.
If anyone is interested in becoming a Director of this wind farm fund, please make contact with Donald Clarke on email@example.com or phoning 01862 821 265 – as soon as you can.
Ted Venn – 6th December 2017