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Vacancies at Food Standards Scotland

Food Standards Scotland is currently recruiting for two Public Health Nutrition Advisors (located anywhere in Scotland, with frequent travel to FSS Head Office in Aberdeen). More details on the Work for Scotland website.

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£30 million to tackle financial insecurity

The Scottish Government has announced £30m flexible funding to local authorities to support households experiencing financial insecurity over the winter months.  Local authorities will be able to use this to top up their Scottish Welfare Fund, to provide financial support to tackle food insecurity or to meet fuel costs, or boost local funding for Discretionary …

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UK reports on Covid-19 responses

Carnegie UK Trust has produced this new report, Pooling Together: How Community Hubs have responded to the COVID-19 Emergency, featuring case studies from hubs throughout the UK, available on the Carnegie website. Sustain’s report, Community Food Retail and Food Poverty: examples of different models and guidelines for developing projects, looks at community food projects throughout the UK and how they …

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Eat Well Age Well – the hidden problem of malnutrition

Eat Well Age Well has launched a research study and calls to action as part of its activities to support UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (5 – 12 October).  The major study – The Role of Food Security and Malnutrition Risk with Psychosocial Indicators of Healthy Ageing in Place was led by the University of Glasgow …

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Postcode Recovery Fund

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Postcode Recovery Fund will offer a total award fund of £3,000,000 for charitable organisations to deliver projects within Great Britain in 2021-2023. Charities can apply …

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Glasgow needs to hear from you

The public consultation on the Glasgow City Food Plan has just commenced and will involve engagement events and an online survey, closing at the end of the year. The draft plan can be found on the Glasgow council website. Further details on the consultation, as well as videos on Glasgow’s relationship with food are available on the …

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Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife

Two new reports are now available that look at Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife, looking back and moving forward. Fife Food Champions are people who have been identified and supported by Fife Community Food Project and have demonstrated the ability and commitment to promote and deliver positive food messages to their …

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Your expertise and experience is required

Ideas are being gathered by the Scottish Government’s Advisory Board on Social Renewal, from the experience of community groups responding to the pandemic, to drive a fairer recovery in the wake of coronavirus. Further information and details of how to respond are available on the Scottish Government website.  

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Public Health Scotland Strategic Plan has launched

Earlier this week, Public Health Scotland published its three year strategy. It is driven by a vision of a Scotland in which everybody thrives: where healthy life expectancy increases, health is protected and health inequalities are in the past. You can read the strategy on the Public Health Scotland website.  

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#CommunityFoodNearMe – Gracemount Community Garden

In this bumper version of the #CommunityFoodNearMe social media posts that we have been sharing this week, we have a wee slideshow of colleague Jacqui’s visit to Gracemount Community Garden, where she took a few pictures and got chatting to the volunteers. #CommunityFoodNearMe

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