CHANGE Bulletin 14th September 2017

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CHANGE Weekly Bulletin

In the news

In a week that saw the unveiling of some interesting possibilities for childcare at a national level, CHANGE has continued work to develop our relationships with local services in our project area.

While the Scottish Government’s Programme for Scotland 2017-18 promises to keep early learning and childcare at the forefront of national priorities, it is the commitment to developing a strategic framework for after school and holiday childcare that has really ignited the interest of the CHANGE team.

CHANGE is committed to developing childcare provision in Glasgow East for children aged 0-12 and the impact of a strategic framework on providers of school aged childcare could be significant. Only time will tell, of course. This is a development that we will be monitoring closely and if you have anything you’d like to say about this or anything else related to our CHANGE: Childcare and Nurture Glasgow East project, please visit our ‘Get Involved’ page.

Partnership working

CHANGE continues to build relationships with a range of organisations in the third sector. Our commitment to listening to what works for the people of Glasgow East includes reaching those who may experience barriers to both consultations and accessing childcare. This week we met again with Glasgow North East Foodbank staff to hear some examples of the issues people face when accessing childcare during times of stress and financial difficulty. It was particularly heartening to hear examples of local childcare providers working closely with the foodbank to support families.

Knowledge Exchange

There are still some places on our knowledge exchange event on 26th September at the Fullarton Suite, Tollcross. A busy programme is planned with CHANGE and our evaluation partners at the Glasgow Centre for Population Health sharing some of the learning from the first phase of our community engagement and research. There will also be guest speakers featured throughout the day, with many sharing examples of good practice in their work with children and families. Full details of this free event are available by calling our events team on 0131 313 8828 or by emailing events@childreninscotland.org.uk