Events and conferences

Empowering our Communities pop-up day, June 26th

Scotland now has ‘Community Empowerment’ legislation, growing co-production and participatory budgeting (or ‘community choices’) movements, and communities who are have shown the difference that community ownership of assets can make for making local places better.However, many of us who are working hard to change things locally can feel cut off from sources of support and …

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CHEX annual conference 1 March 2017 – power, inequality and community-led health

Presentations from the speakers at yesterday’s event now available on the CHEX website

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Booking open for CFHS community café visits

Booking is now open for CFHS’s latest community café learning visits, on 24 March in Edinburgh. The visits are open to anyone involved in or with a community café. The aim of the visits is to bring together café staff, volunteers, board / committee members or support / development workers to learn about how other …

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CHEX conference – save the date

This will be another event to bring people working for community led health in Scotland together to talk, learn and share.  The theme for the day is still being finalised, but is likely to feature issues around power and opportunities for empowerment brought about by the Community Empowerment Act and beyond. The Community Health Exchange …

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CFHS cooking skills learning exchange 2016

Our cooking skills learning exchange took place at the Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh on 10 November 2016. The event was aimed at those who plan to, or already run, manage or commission community cooking skills courses in low-income communities in Scotland, and who were looking to improve the way they run, review and assess …

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Household food insecurity

In December 2016, at Serenity Café in Edinburgh, a workshop was held sharing learning about, and reflecting on, work that is currently taking place in Scotland and in the rest of the UK on the issue of household food insecurity measurement. The day was supported by NHS Health Scotland, the Rural and Environment Science and …

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Co-production Week Scotland

Co-production Week Scotland is taking place on 14th – 20th November 2016. It’s a chance to highlight and promote the co-production approach, celebrate good work being done at local and national level and help create a shared vision for co-production in Scotland. Find out more at

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Chewing things over … CFHS annual networking conference

The CFHS annual networking conference took place on 26 October in Edinburgh. Thank you to those who attended and contributed to the day, particularly to our speakers, Martyn Evans, Chief Executive, Carnegie Trust UK, and Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive Officer, Cyrenians, and to our Chair, Iain Stewart, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Community Food. The conference …

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Increasing access to fruit and vegetables : Learning from Wholesome Wave 

Nourish, Community Food and Health (Scotland) and the Glasgow Food Policy Partnership are inviting community food organisations, policy makers, public health practitioners, food producers, food businesses, housing associations and civil society groups to meet Gus Schumacher from Wholesome Wave on 28 November in Edinburgh or 29 November in Glasgow. Book on the eventbrite website.

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CFHS cooking skills learning exchange

Registration is now open for our cooking skills learning exchange, to be held in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel in Edinburgh on 10 November. Come and hear  about our cooking skills work, learn from your colleagues and share your ideas. This event will be useful for you, if you: Plan to, or, already run, manage, or …

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