Scotland

The Scottish Executive has launched a campaign aimed at promoting social work and social care to Scottish school leavers.

The Executive is using its roster agency Barkers for the You’re Out There campaign, which aims to promote social work degrees at Scottish universities.

ALDERSHOT: Pavilion Housing Association, Aldershot’s largest provider of housing

association homes for rent, has relaunched its tenants’ magazine Housing News. The 6,000-circulation magazine has been redesigned under the direction of former Spelthorne Council PR and communications officer Adrian Creek.

CHARITY: The Prince of Wales Arts & Kids foundation will next month launch a five-year challenge to business to make donations aimed at getting one million deprived children involved in the arts. Four Communications is handling PR around the campaign and the launch , which is at the Hackney Empire on 4 December.

EVENT: The National Autistic Society has signed up six celebrities to take part in the charity’s second Stars Shine for Autism Christmas concert. Stephen Fry, Dame Diana Rigg, Zoë Wanamaker, Lynda Bellingham, Robert Bathurst and Jane Asher will give readings at the event in Knightsbridge on 2 December.

CHARITY: Safehands for Mothers, a new charity that aims to help doctors and nurses in developing countries with the training of birthing attendants, is to launch on 4 December. Speaking at the event at the Royal College of Obstetricians will be Safehands founder and chief executive Nancy Durrell McKenna and patron Baroness Helena Kennedy QC.

Bucks: Buckinghamshire County Council has started its search for a top communicator to replace Mike McCabe, who quit to join London Borough of Islington last month (PRWeek, 24 October). The successful candidate will take the title of head of communication and consultation.

Health: Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority is on the hunt for a director of communications and patient and public involvement. The role involves implementing strategy for all external and internal comms. The authority’s remit covers 25 NHS trusts.

Charity: The British Wheelchair Sports Foundation has begun promoting its hunt for volunteers to join it at the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in autumn 2004.

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