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Our Place

Our Place is a new website devoted to promoting the benefits of place and place-based working, developed by the partners behind the Place Standard tool. It has information, tools and resources to help support the development of places and services that improve our health, our prosperity, our quality of life and protect our environment. Visit www.ourplace.scot for …

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Covid Recovery Strategy

The Scottish Government’s Covid Recovery Strategy states the Government’s vision for recovery and the actions it will take to address systemic inequalities made worse by Covid. The strategy is available on the Scottish Government website.

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Supporting Communities Safely – updated

Read the latest Covid-19 guidance for communities. Supporting Communities Safely features the latest information and guidance for community organisations adapting to life with Covid-19. This advice has been produced by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Public Health Scotland. It’s based on the most up to date Scottish Government guidance and best available knowledge about …

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July CFHS (Covid-19 and recovery) e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin is now available, with information about community food initiative’s summer programmes, and the latest webinars and reports to help you keep up-to-date with the community food sector. You can read the CFHS e-bulletin here.

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How has Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership supported a ‘cash first’ response to food insecurity?

In this blog post, Gordon Thomson, Manager for Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership (LCFHP), tells us how LCFHP got involved in the ‘cash first’ approach in North Lanarkshire several years ago, and how this approach supported people during the pandemic. LCFHP has run community food activities such as community fruit and veg retail, cooking …

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Global Majority Fund

The Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) will be delivering and overseeing funds of £250,000 to BME organisations across Scotland to continue to deliver services to communities that have been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdowns. More information and details of how to apply on the CRER website

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Using ‘cash first’ approaches to address food insecurity

Both before and during the pandemic, agencies and community food initiatives have collaborated to redirect people experiencing food insecurity towards ‘cash first’ options, such as welfare or financial advice. The Independent Food Aid Network and partners have supported this approach by developing ‘cash first’ referral leaflets for 14 local areas across Scotland. These provide signposting …

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Guest Blog: Cash First approaches to addressing food insecurity: What is the role of health visitors, midwives and family nurses?

In this guest post, Dr Flora Douglas (Reader in Nursing at Robert Gordon University) discusses her recent research: In late 2019 I was commissioned to undertake a short, focused piece of work to develop a better understanding of lived experiences of parenting on a low income in Aberdeen City, by NHS Grampian’s Child Health Commissioner. …

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Reflections on a year of Covid

‘Our year of Covid – the sector reflects’, is the theme of the April edition of Third Force News, SCVO’s magazine for the third sector. It is available in digital format here. Presented by Sheila Dillon, this edition of the Food Programme looks at ‘Food in Lockdown: One Year On’, and catches up with some …

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Webinar on supporting communities to re-start safely

UPDATE 21 MAY 2021 A recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube. With news that Scotland is expected to return to a system of local protection levels from 17th May, many volunteer, community and third sector organisations will be planning how and when to re-start their services.  Doing this safely and in line …

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