News

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Place Standard survey

NHS Health Scotland want to hear from organisations, groups and individuals who have used the Place Standard as well as from those who haven’t used the tool. Please complete this survey to inform improvements to the Place Standard.

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Tackling health inequalities workshops

Interested in learning more about the impact of inequalities on health outcomes? Keen to understand your role better in tackling health inequalities? Interested in learning how to evaluate your impact on health inequalities?  CHEX and Evaluation Support Scotland are joining forces to offer free workshops to support you to understand the role that you and your organisation play in …

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How social enterprises can address mental health and wellbeing

A new briefing on the role of social enterprises in tackling mental health and wellbeing is downloadable from the Senscot website.  

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The impact of income-based policies on health and health inequalities

NHS Health Scotland have published a report comparing the impact of income-based policies on health and health inequalities for the Scottish population. This can be downloaded from the Health Scotland website.    

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Glasgow City Council Food Inequality Enquiry – call for evidence

Glasgow City Council is aware increasing numbers of people in Glasgow are experiencing difficulties – physically and economically – accessing sufficient, safe and nutritious food. It is currently conducting an inquiry to seek evidence and views on this important subject. It also knows that a wide range of organisations and charities are responding to those experiencing acute food insecurity – …

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Glasgow Good food for all event – for those working in the Canal ward

If you take part in, volunteer or work in local food projects in the Canal Ward  (community meals, growing,cooking, emergency food provision.) Good Food For All will ensure you hear what’s happening in other areas, get a chance to talk about what’s happening locally and help plan for change. The event is being run by …

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Jobs at Health Scotland

Three full time posts have become available in the Place and Equity Team in the Health Equity Directorate of NHS Health Scotland, one of which is within the Community Development/ Community Food and Health (Scotland) portfolio, others involve the Place Standard and physical activity. Further information on all the posts is available on the SHOW website. The …

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Scottish Government consultation on restricting junk food promotions

The Scottish Government is consulting with the public, and food and retail industries on restricting the in-store marketing and promotion of foods high in fat, sugar or salt, with little or no nutritional benefit. The consultation is part of the Diet and Healthy Weight Delivery Plan, and will inform assessments of impact and possible legislation.  …

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Food on the Table campaign and survey

Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland recently launched the Food on the Table campaign which aims to give the Scottish public a voice on the affordability, choice and access to food. The first phase of the campaign will promote a national survey, both on and offline, which will ask the public’s opinion on food concerns: What …

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It’s the first ever UK Malnutrition week! 1- 7 October

One in ten people aged over 65 in the UK is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. In Scotland, Eat Well Age Well are hoping to maximise the impact of the week and have recently launched their Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund which aims to encourage groups and individuals to test ideas that will prevent, detect and/ …

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