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SNP Councillors Conference - March 9th 2019, Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston

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Old Manse Road

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All SNP Councillors are invited to a free 1-day ANC conference on:

Saturday 9 March, 0930-1630 hrs
Barony Castle Hotel
Old Manse Road
EDDLESTON
Scottish Borders
EH45 8QW


Please register your attendance ASAP (and no later than Monday 4 March) so that we can arrange a free lunch for you. (Numbers are limited so tell us promptly if you have to cancel your reservation.)


Keeping our people well - health, welfare and welling : An ANC one day conference

Many councils are working hard to balance the costs of preventative social care with the never decreasing costs of NHS provision. This one day ANC conference welcomes SNP councillors for around Scotland who want to develop local authority responses to mental health and preventative provision across all ages and also initiate new welfare responses to tackle food insecurity and develop local food and wellbeing strategies.

The Programme

09.30 Registration, tea/ coffee and welcome morning roll.

10.00 From free school milk to food banks -

John Boyd Orr’s response to the health impact of poverty and por nutrition in Scotland in the 1920’s was to introduction free school milk. Food banks are a poor imitation of civic policy and Pete Ritchie, Director of Nourish Scotland, together with colleagues for Menu for Change (Oxfam Scotland, The Poverty Alliance, the Child Poverty Action Group) will outline the new rights based potential of the Good Food Nation Bill to enable local authorities to develop civic responses to the welfare impacts of austerity and develop local food strategies.

10.45 Refreshments

11.00 Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Our 10 year plan for NHS Scotland and working collaboratively with local authorities to improve public health and wellbeing

12.30 Lunch and networking

13.30 Keeping our people well - improving mental health provision and increasing wellbeing

Our panel members will each present for 15 mins to highlight the policies and good practice we should all be advocating our our local authorities. Panel members will then run workshops for more detailed debate and discussion on each topic.

  • Dave Liddel, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Drug Forum - Supporting and protecting people with drug and substance abuse
  • Simon Ritchie, Age Scotland - Reducing isolation and loneliness for older people in our communities
  • Jim Hume, Rural Wellbeing - Mitigating the specific impacts of rurality on depression and mental ill health
  • Pattie Santelices, Strategy Officer Health and Wellbeing, City of Edinburgh Council - How to best keep our young people well

14.30 Workshops on above themes

15.15 Refreshements

16.00 Our Manifesto for change

Cllr Stuart Bell will facilitate the drafting of a manifesto for SNP councillors for public health, welfare and wellbeing.

16.20 Closing remarks and evaluations

16.30 Close

Booking details
This event if FREE to all ANC members.
Accommodation can be provided in the Barony Castle Hotel on either the Friday or Saturday nights - please book direct with the Barony Castle requesting the ANC delegate rate. Call 01721 730395 or go to https://www.baronycastle.com

Travel
The X62 Borders Bus goes from Edinburgh Bus Station to the centre of Eddleston (10 minutes walk up the drive to the Hotel.) The timetable says:
d. Bus Station, Gate E 0750 hrs, a. Eddleston 0849 hrs
d. Bus Station, Gate E 0820 hrs, a. Eddleston 0919 hrs

LINKS
Nourish Scotland - http://www.nourishscotland.org
Summary of Good Food Nation Bill - http://www.nourishscotland.org/campaigns/good-food-nation-bill/
Scottish Drugs Forum - http://www.sdf.org.uk
Age Scotland - https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/
National Forum on Rural Wellbeing - https://www.ruralwellbeing.org

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