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Refugee Forum

Event date: 13 October 2022
Location: Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY.
Ukraine and Refugee Employment Support

There will be a refugee-focused event on the 13th of October for providers in the Joined Up for Jobs network.

This event will help better coordinate the employability response to those from Ukraine and other areas where displaced people have come to Scotland. Hear from a wide range of partners, and also learn how you can help and support refugees too.

The event will run from 10:00-12:00 with breakfast available from 9:30.


9:30 - Breakfast rolls with tea and coffee (optional)

10:00 - Forum starts – Introduction and Current Situation by Rona Hunter

10:15 - Edinburgh Guarantee Webinar

10:20 - JUfJ proposition:

  • Calendar of events
  • Bi-monthly community drop in with key partners
  • Mini events on Victoria Leith Ship
  • Live daily job fairs and specialist monthly – DWP lead
  • Higher skills transition support.

10:30 - Labour Market Exploitation –SOHTIS (Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland)

10.50 - Q&A checkpoint

11:00 - Refreshment Break

11:15 - Speed Dating with Key Providers – know who is doing what and who to refer to:

  • FedCap Start Scotland – employability support
  • Community Renewal - employability support
  • Vocational Training Framework – training with a guaranteed interview
  • DWP – Job Fairs
  • Volunteer Centre – volunteering and wider support
  • ESOL – language support
  • Skills Development Scotland – advice and qualification support
  • Citadel – family support
  • SPACE/Broomhouse Centre – parent support
  • Further/Higher education tbc.

12:00 - Q&A Mop up

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REHIS Food Allergy Awareness

Event date: 1 November 2022
Location: online via Zoom

The Food Allergy Awareness Training Course is a professionally and nationally recognised certificated course which aims to raise awareness of issues around allergies, coeliac disease & intolerances and how to cater for sufferers in a variety of contexts.

It is now a legal requirement that caterers provide correct information about what is in food to consumers and this interesting and useful course, delivered by our highly experienced trainers, is suitable for all who work in the provision of food.  Learn more about Natasha’s Law and the recent changes to Pre-packed for Direct Sale (PPDS) legislation.

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Joined Up for Young People - Network Forum (November 2022)

Event date: 9 November 2022
Location: Online

Details of this forum meeting, including the registration link, will be posted following the previous meeting.

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Joined Up for Jobs Forum - Save the Date

Event date: 30 November 2022
Location: TBC

The next Joined Up for Jobs forum will take place on Wednesday 30 November 2022, from 09:00 - 12:00.

Agenda and location TBC.

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