Social Care Curry Club

Love curry? Love social care? You are in!

Scotland’s first Social Care Curry Club

There have been several twitter conversations about where best to hold the first Social Care Curry Club meet up in Scotland. The consensus decision (amongst those who were chatting) was to go for Glasgow, and Mother India’s Cafe was suggested a couple of times as a venue. STOP PRESS: Mother India’s Cafe don’t take bookings so we’ve moved to Mother India in Westminster Terrace.

Hopefully this will work for enough people to make it a viable meet up. The next date is Thursday 5 December so be sure to save that date if you can’t make this one.

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There is only a loose plan for how this develops, you can read more about the idea behind the club here. At the moment it looks like a number of people will gather together for a couple hours on Thursday 5 September, to talk social care and enjoy a curry. We can firm up exact timings closer to the date but for now we’ve set up a booking system on eventbrite so we can gather an indication of numbers, with a kick off time of 7pm.

George will be coming up for this one, but don’t let that put you off, hopefully there may well be some other people travelling north across the border to join us too. You can book your tickets here, it doesn’t cost anything for a ticket (although you’ll need to fork out for your own food and drink) but booking will allow us to know numbers so we can get a table. You’ll also be able to see who else is coming:

Book tickets for Glasgow now

If you’d like to know a little bit more about it then you can read up about the first meeting in Birmingham on this post. Any questions drop us a line here or on twitter.

You’ve saved the date, now what?

When we decided to throw together Social Care Curry Club our intention was to have a roving club that wandered the country, with people travelling to wherever and whenever they could make. However people immediately started, and continued to ask, whether there would be a meeting near them. This has led to a slight change in format because we’re all about being user-centred!!

The plan now is that we will arrange and support one date a quarter, the next two are Thursday 5 September and Thursday 5 December, but we’re happy to promote or share other dates/times if people wish to have them. There have been some suggestions that these would work after or during particular events and conferences – fill your boots, just let us know and we’ll do what we can to share the info.

So, back to the September meet up. There has been interest from pretty much every area of the country to meet for curry. Some arrangements have been firmed up on twitter and we already know that there will be a Scottish Social Care Curry Club gathering in Glasgow – more on that in the next post. What follows is a series of polls to identify where else we should organise a meet up. All we need is an indication of which location you’d prefer – please only vote if you wish to attend that meet up, so you can only vote once in each poll, which will allow us to see if a meet up is viable in a particular area. Please don’t get offended about the geographical distinctions, we’ve picked places where members are or have talked about, if none of these areas work for you then let us know and we can arrange another poll to support you to arrange one in your local area.

Once we know where is looking popular we’ll look to identify local hosts who can a) guarantee they will be there b) suggest and book the venue and c) welcome people on the day. Some people have already volunteered but if you’d like to host a meet up then drop us a message on twitter. So, fingers on the buzzers, get voting people to determine where the curry will be had in September.