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Mindsight

Contact: David ScholesMindsight Logo

Tel: 07712 591890


Email:
dave@mindsight.org.uk

Web: www.mindsight.org.uk

 

 

ABOUT US

Mindsight comes from heart. A heart to do everything we can to support individuals in the education, management and support of themselves and others, in all areas of health and wellbeing.

We help businesses, educational establishments and charitable organisations focus on their number one asset; their people, so they thrive in and beyond the workspace. Building healthy, thriving cultures, we flip the care and support from the few to the many. With sustainable bespoke plans, individually architected, we create amazing places to work, with increased performance and enhanced personal belief.

Equipping individuals to create environments of care, where a positive wellbeing approach is the only acceptable culture. Every one of our interactions will create at least 6 more positive wellbeing engagements. Our 6 Connections of Care Model will positively impact 25,000+ individuals in the next 10 years. We will positively impact negative mental health statistics, in and outside the workplace.

 

WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE 

We help businesses focus on their number one asset; their people, so they thrive in and beyond the workspace. Based in Burnley and concentrating initially on the Lancashire-to-Manchester area, Mindsight aims to act as a ‘wellbeing architect’, going into businesses, educational establishments and charitable organisations to look at what they are doing and not doing in the area of wellbeing and mental health. Out of this diagnostic will come the plans and groundwork to deliver a practical, sustainable, culture-changing service, relevant to their needs.

 


 

 

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Introducing social enterprise peer network project

‘Peer Networks’ is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success. Selnet are excited to be delivering 2 Peer Network cohorts for social enterprises in Lancashire!

This important business support initiative is being delivered as part of a wider Peer Network programme during what has been a tough time for many businesses – with the added dimension of meeting increased community need during such a challenging time.

The programme includes interactive action learning, trained facilitators, small groups, flexible topic selection and one to one coaching for groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues with individual one-to-one needs-led coaching support.

By completing Peer Networks, you will overcome business challenges and recognise and act on new opportunities, build a trusted network of connections to support you now and in the future, and improve your long-term personal and business performance.

 

Participate in Peer Networks

Participating social enterprises should have a trading address within the Lancashire LEP area and have:

Please register your interest to participate or if you have any questions about this programme email Yvette Holden on yvette@selnet-uk.com.

 

Register Interest to participate (pdf)
(Adobe reader required to use interactive features)

Also available in Microsoft Word format here

 

The programme is jointly funded by BEIS and Lancashire County Council

 


 

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Formal Notice of Selnet’s Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held online via Zoom on 26/11/20 from 14:00 to 15:15.

Due to restrictions arising from Covid-19 and local lockdowns, this year’s Selnet AGM will be an online event and cover essential company business only. We are planning a specific members event that will be separate from the AGM and held early in the new year.

The AGM will be a chance to get an update on the business, review the accounts and meet the Directors.

Please book via Eventbrite. If you have any questions please email yvette@selnet-uk.com

 

Become a Director of Selnet

The AGM is an opportunity for members to stand as a Director of Selnet, as four positions on the Board will be vacated.

For more about Director’s responsibilities and to nominate an individual to stand as a Director, please refer to the guidance below:

AGM 2020 – Director Expectations

AGM 2020 – Director Nomination Form

In preparation for the meeting please ensure you submit your nomination no later than 9am Monday 23rd November 2020.

 


 

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Covid, Brexit and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Selnet are members of Social Enterprise UK and the Employment and Related Services Association, ERSA, and work closely with Network for Europe; we keep a watchful eye on issues associated with the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UK-SPF) and will keep members up to date with the progress and implications of Brexit.

Now that the UK has left the EU, ESIF funding will cease. In order to replace it, the Government pledged to set up a Shared Prosperity Fund to “reduce inequalities between communities”.

At the beginning of 2020 we were organising a sector-wide event ‘Beyond the EU Projects: What Next for Lancashire?” bringing specialist speakers together with our VCSE sector for the most current picture on the UK-SPF and to help prepare for anticipated consultations. This event was postponed in response to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Our sector is deeply rooted within our communities and is at the forefront of solutions to the crisis; they are on the health and social care front line and providing crucial community support to the most vulnerable. 

– Selnet CEO Liz Tapner

UK-SPF Consultation

Although the budget is cancelled due to the uncertainty caused by Covid, the Comprehensive Spending Review seems to be going ahead before the end of this year.

This could include the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, to replace the approximately €13bn (£11.7bn) we would have received from Europe over the next seven years for ESF and ERDF.

The open consultation that we had been promised does not appear to be taking place. Without the proper involvement of the Partners in discussions and the creation of the new fund, it will not be efficient or effective.

NCVO will shortly be publishing an updated paper on UK-SPF, calling for a fund designed around places and needs – we will keep members informed on this.

NCVO and ERSA

In July 2019, the national Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and Employment-Related Services Association (ERSA), umbrella bodies representing charities, sent a letter to the new Prime Minister urging him to confirm that:

  • The Shared Prosperity Fund would provide support for disadvantaged groups and communities;
  • Funding for employment and skills support would not fall below the level provided by the European Social Fund; and
  • There would be no gap between the end of EU funding and the start of funding from the Shared Prosperity Fund. The letter was co-signed by 100 chief executives of charities and businesses in the UK.

Joseph Rowntree Foundation

In October 2018, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (a social policy research charity focusing on poverty) published a report on Designing a Shared Prosperity Fund, which came to the following conclusions:

  • The Fund should match the current level of EU structural fund spending and be planned across multiple years;
  • It should be focused on ‘inclusive growth’ and “allocated according to the employment rate and earnings of the least well off”;
  • Funding should be allocated across the UK based on need rather than on the Barnett formula;
  • Revenue and capital streams should both come from a single ‘pot’ of funding.

 

VCSE, Covid and policy

Leaders of Manchester-based charities have shared their experiences of the Covid-19 crisis and their thoughts for the future in a new report produced by Macc, Manchester’s local voluntary and community sector support organisation.

 “Invest in a crucial sector or risk losing it”

No Going Back is from 22 Manchester third sector leaders on the response of VCSE organisations to Covid, and highlights the determination, passion and wealth of policy ideas from our sector.

 

‘Getting Brexit Done’

The UK left the European Union at the end of January, and we are in the Transition Period, so we do not influence EU policy, but are bound by the rules.

We still have funding – for example for ESF and ERDF. The UK failed to ask for an extension at end June, so the Transition Period ends on 31st December 2020.

The ninth and final round of the planned trade talks has finished with no agreement. Some further negotiations will take place over the next few weeks, so we will either have no deal, or have a thin deal.

“Third sector organisations should be preparing for some disruptions”

The agreement needs to be by late October/early November in order to be ratified by the Member States, and the European Parliament, so we are almost out of time. None of this has been helped by the UK saying it could break international law, which was met with disbelief across Europe.

The UK has some preparations for the extra bureaucracy and transport delays expected from January, and third sector organisations should be preparing for some disruptions.

 

Read more

 

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Brew Me Sunshine

12 Victoria Street
Morecambe
LA4 4AH

Contact: Joseph Gardiner

Tel: 01524 414846

 

Email: joseph.gardiner@galloways.org.uk

Web: www.galloways.org.uk/morecambe

      

 

ABOUT US

Brew Me Sunshine is a Café situated within the old Visitor Newspaper building in Morecambe. The Café space is shared with the Galloway’s sight loss services team and creates a warm friendly approachable atmosphere for people to access and learn about the sight loss support offered by the charity. The profits from the café are donated back to the charity.

 

WAYS TO TRADE WITH THIS SOCIAL ENTERPRISE 

The café is developing and growing with a view to creating employment opportunities for people with visual impairment. Revenue generated by the café supports this work.

This social enterprise also has available office space and can be contacted directly about this.

 


 

 

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Selnet members recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

On behalf of everyone at Selnet, congratulations to Stella Connell OBE, Mohammed Sidat MBE and Kay Johnson MBE, whose work in communities across Lancashire has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for 2020:

 

 

Chief Executive of the Birchwood Centre, Stella Connell OBE has been recognised for services to Homeless and Vulnerable People (based in Skelmersdale, Lancashire)

Birchwood were awarded the Most Effective Collaboration title at Selnet 2018 Enterprise in Society Awards, described as a Birchwood was described as “a leading light for how civil society organisations can embrace social enterprise and yet retain their values, services and character.”

 

 

Founder of the IMO Charity in Blackburn, and Director of Selnet, Mohammed Tayyab Sidat MBE has been recognised for charitable services to the community (based in Blackburn, Lancashire)

‘MTS’ founded this charity in 2006 to help support disadvantaged young people and their families in Blackburn and joined the charity as Director of Operations in 2018. Prior to joining the charity, he has worked in Local Government, Prison Services and the NHS. Join IMO on social media.

 

 

Founder of The Lancashire and Region Dietary and Educational Resource ‘The Larder’, Kay Johnson MBE was recognised for services to food nutrition and the community in Lancashire, particularly during Covid-19 (based in Preston, Lancashire)

The Larder were recognised as Lancashire’s Environmental Champion at Selnet’s 2019 Enterprise in Society Awards.

“The Larder is a small social enterprise with a big heart and even bigger ambition to achieve ‘food fairness for all’. We do this by providing education and access to good food and believe that everyone is entitled to a healthy, sustainable diet, regardless of income. We promote food that is good for people and for the environment.”

 

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Youth Action

Unity House
49-51 Preston New Road
Blackburn
BB2 6AE

 

Contact: Amar Abbas

Tel: 01254 695847

 

Email: www.youthaction.org.uk/contact-us

Web: www.youthaction.org.uk

     

 

ABOUT US

Youth Action is an award-winning youth charity, working across Lancashire for the last 19 years. We provide a range of services to the community for families and children and young people aged 5 to 24.

 


 

 

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Counselling West Lancs

Contact: Denise Hare

Tel: 07740 463 311

 

Email: counsellingwestlancs@gmail.com

 

ABOUT US

Our service will operate independently providing Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, mediation and life skills. Our work will be sourced through local CIC’s, networking, care providers, GP’s and community hubs. As counsellors our services are universal to the needs of anyone who feels they would benefit from counselling. This could either be on a 1-2-1 basis or group sessions. Often, we find counselling is sought after particularly by individuals who are on the margins of society and have multiple, complex needs. It is well recognised that these groups have high levels of mental health amongst others. The company’s activities will provide benefit to our local area, where there is a high level of social and economic deprivation.

 


 

 

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