Events and conferences

Community Food and Health (Scotland) Priceless Conference

The last few places remain for Community Food and Health (Scotland) (CFHS) Priceless Conference on Monday 4 November at COSLA Conference Centre, Edinburgh. The Keynote speaker will be a former advisor to CFHS, Professor Wendy Wills from the University of Hertfordshire. The afternoon workshops will give everyone the chance to hear what was discussed at the …

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Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual networking conference, Priceless

We are delighted to announce that registration is open for the Community Food Health Scotland (CFHS) annual conference, Priceless: the networking event for everyone who values the contribution of low- income communities in addressing food insecurity, health inequalities and social exclusion, which will take place at COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Monday 4 November …

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Communities as leaders for public health

  Communities as leaders for public health is the theme of an engagement event hosted by the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh on October 21st. Places can be booked on Eventbrite.

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How does community development practice tackle inequalities in our communities?

This is the theme of the Community Development Alliance Scotland conference on Tuesday 10th September in Edinburgh. You can find out more about the conference and register here  (The event is free if your organisation has an income of under £50,000).    

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Developing a Strategic Direction for Community Development in Public Health

On 21 March 2019 NHS Health Scotland held the above event, which brought together approximately 30 participants from different sectors to highlight the opportunities, challenges and shared vision of community development in public health in Scotland. We asked the participants to identify what is currently working well and what we need to do differently to …

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‘It’s not just a wee cooking group’: Community cooking skills courses – train the trainers workshop

This Community Food and Health (Scotland) workshop will be held on Thursday 9 May. 1.30pm – 4pm (lunch 12.30) Stirling Come and hear from three organisations who train people to run community cooking skills courses, on how they have cascaded learning from a CFHS realist evaluation of community cooking skills courses. Share and learn from …

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Public Health Scotland and Community Planning events

Public Health Reform, in partnership with the Scottish Community Planning Network, has organised a series of engagement events for community planning partners on the development of Public Health Scotland and support for community planning. The location and dates are summarised below: Dundee -Cairn Centre – Monday 11th March 10am – 1pm Inverness – Mercure Hotel …

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Cafes in communities

Are you involved in running a café in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people on a charitable, ‘not for profit’or enterprise basis? Whether your café is informal in a community centre or church, set up as a social enterprise, community interest company or other, run 1 …

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Finland study tour

Six colleagues from Finland arrived on 3 December 2018 to share experiences on work around older people and food. Their project in Finland ‘Eating Together – Lunches for Seniors’ involved organising lunches for older people with local businesses and charities in a sparsely populated region of South Savo in Finland.  The seniors were also involved …

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Rights into Reality: Human rights and community-led health conference

Registration is now open for this CHEX conference, taking place in Glasgow on 6 February 2019. More information at  

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