CFHS updates

COVID-19 Scottish Government letters to people being shielded: SMS shielding service

If you are community organisation that has been contacted by someone who has received a letter about the SMS shielding service and is asking for your help to access this or understand this, the Scottish Government has provided guidance for you: Guidance for callers – shielding and older people Shielding is for a specific group …

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E-bulletin: 3 April 2020

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COVID-19: Guidance for community food organisations

The Scottish Government Food Insecurity Team have provided guidance for community food initiatives (CFIs), which covers information on: How CFIs can help: the Scottish Welfare Fund and use of vouchers; staff, volunteer and service user safety; food supply; maintaining dignity whilst providing food aid; food safety; and details about how to contact this Scottish Government …

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COVID-19: Scottish Government support for community food responses

On 18 March, the Scottish Government announced an investment of £350 million to support local communities and households in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. Information about the Third Sector Resilience Fund is available on the SCVO website UPDATE:  the Scottish Government has provided further information about its Food Fund: £10 million has been set …

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COVID-19: General public health advice, resources and food safety

For the most up to date health advice please visit NHS Inform.  A coronavirus communication toolkit, including posters and social media posts for organisations to print and share, is available to download. BSL videos are available on YouTube and NHS Inform has also produced some Easy Read documents Information about Food Safety is available from Food …

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E-bulletin: 19 March 2020

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Fare Choice 81

Please see the publications library for the March edition of Fare Choice.

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E-bulletin : 20 February 2020

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Community Food and Health (Scotland) Communications & Social Media survey 2020

Please can you take 5 minutes of your time and complete our recent survey on communications and social media.  It is simple to follow and will help inform our future work by measuring impact and effectiveness. Access the survey here Closing date Friday 13 March 2020. Many thanks.

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What do researchers talk about when they talk about cooking skills courses?

I was recently lucky enough to attend and present the results of our realist evaluation of cooking skills courses at a conference in Lisbon. This was the 3rd COOK and Health international conference and was attended by around 60 researchers, all of whom, like me, were enthusiastic about cooking skills. So what did we have …

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