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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR REACH FOR THE STARS

NOMINATE ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY 25 SEPTEMBER

The entry deadline for Reach for the Stars, the Inverclyde Community Awards 2015, has been extended to Friday 25 September, with nominations invited across nine categories from the region's vibrant third sector communities and its volunteers. The awards, run by third sector interface CVS Inverclyde in partnership with Trust Volunteering Inverclyde, celebrate the achievements of local volunteers, charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations in Inverclyde.

It is easy to nominate your own organisation, another or an individual for this year's awards. Forms can be downloaded from the CVS Inverclyde website, or picked up from the organisation's Ladyburn Business Centre office at 20 Pottery Street, Greenock, with nominations either emailed or posted back on or before Friday 25 September.

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Cannabis Training

This course is for people engaging with cannabis users who want to know more about this important drug. It is for people who have either covered cannabis in basic drugs training, have a general knowledge about cannabis, and anyone else who sees cannabis use frequently in the course of their work.

Health and Loneliness Roadshows 2015

Research shows that loneliness has a similar negative effect on health as smoking
15 cigarettes a day – and is more detrimental than obesity.
It is also recognised as a major factor contributing to health inequalities.
The impact of loneliness on health and social care services is massive yet there is
still no clear strategy in place to tackle it effectively.
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Chance to be heard

Scots who spent time in institutional care as children can have their experiences heard and acknowledged by taking part in the National Confidential Forum.

The independent body is inviting participants from across Scotland to come forward and share their experiences, whatever they are, in a safe and non-judgemental setting.

The testimonies of participants will help the Forum understand what happened to children in the past and show what can be done to make things safer for children in care, today and in the future.

Project manager, Ben Lukins, said, "If you have been in institutional care as a child in Scotland, this is your chance to be heard.

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