LAYC and Youth Scotland was deeply saddened by the loss of Jim Rooney who passed peacefully on Wednesday 12 February at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
Jim was a passionate supporter of quality youth work, the structures that support it, and, most importantly, the people that deliver it. Jim had a close affinity to the Youth Scotland network, and in particular to LAYC where he was Co-ordinator from 1977 to 1986.
He led Clackmannanshire Council’s youth services prior to taking on his full time role with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education and maintained close supportive links with his roots at LAYC and the wider voluntary sector both personally and professionally.
We’ll miss his passion, good humour and practical approach to improving opportunities for Scotland’s young people.
Our sympathy and thoughts go out to Anne and his sons Niall and Iain at this time.
Following a series of these highly popular all day training events run across the Lothians over the past couple of years, its back to Midlothian on Saturday 1st March at Newbattle Community Centre, Newtongrange from 10am till 4.15pm.
With four workshops in the morning, repeated in the afternoon along with a soup and sandwich lunch its a must for youth workers in Midlothian and beyond as its open to all LAYC member groups. The event is organised, funded and delivered by a partnership of LAYC, Youth Scotland and Midlothian CLD Service and as a consequence is absolutely free!
This time around the 4 workshops are covering:
- Young People and Tobacco run by NHS Lothian
- Stand Up to Sectarianism run by Youth Scotland new and dedicated project
- Young People, Alcohol and Drugs run by local youth health project MYPAS
- Active Fun run by Youth Scotland
To book you can either download the booking form, complete and post to Youth Scotland or perhaps easier use this booking link http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/training-essentials-midlothian-tickets-9633820015 and complete it on line.
For information on other training courses being run by LAYC click on this link for the winter programme.
LAYC, in parnership with NHS Lothian, are offering a Second Round of action grants of up to £750 to develop a project that explores tobacco issues. Over the past two rounds more than 15 member groups were awarded grants and either went on to or are currently undertaking a range of work from writing and performing a drama about the consequeunces of being a smoker to peer led smoking workshops.
The funds can be used to suport the project including buying equipment, getting project materials and staff including covering existing costs and have until July 2014 to do that.
LAYC Membership and Insurance
Discounted Rates – 1st February 2014 to 31st October 2014
We are now offering discounted rates for affiliation and insurance to LAYC as we move through the membership year and Membership and Insurance discounted forms are now up on the website to enable your group to take out part year membership.
Membership forms along with guidance notes and an outline of the benefits of membership was sent out to all current members in mid October. If you can’t find them or they got lost in the post please either contact LAYC for forms to be sent out or download them from the website.
- If you require membership only (ie not including Youth Scotland’s Insurance package) please complete in the ‘Membership Only’ form.
- If you require membership as well as insurance, please complete the ‘Membership and Insurance’ form.
- Groups with more than 1000 members should contact Youth Scotland for an individual insurance quotation for the group.
If you are no longer the contact person for the group and recieved the membership mailing then please pass on the form to the relevant person AND advise us you are no longer the contact person as any delay may affect getting the insurance in place.
Towergate are Youth Scotland’s insurance brokers, and if you would like a quotation for any other additional cover or you have any queries regarding insurance, please contact Lynne Tumilty on 0141 223 6907 or 0844 980 6800 or email Lynne.email@example.com
We do hope that you decide to re-affiliate to the LAYC/Youth Scotland network and benefit from the raft of support services on offer to affiliated groups as outlined in the Benefits of Membership. )
We look forward to receiving your renewal form for 2013/14.