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Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grants

To celebrate 100 years, Tesco have launched special bagsofhelp Centenary Grants. £25,000; £15,000 and £10,000 is available to projects that benefit the community across 5 regional areas in Scotland. In the July/August 2019 voting period, projects with a Health and Wellbeing theme, and projects focusing on cancer, heart disease and diabetes will be prioritised. In the November/December …

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Community Wellbeing Action Research

The Community Wellbeing Action Research (programme) from the Robertson Trust will see up to 8 community organisations developing and delivering support and services alongside their community, which take a trauma informed approach to improving wellbeing, targeted on the needs of families and children aged 0-12. An initial 6-12-month period of learning and support will give …

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Reducing health inequalities web content survey

NHS Health Scotland has updated the information and guidance in the Reducing health inequalities section of its website, and is keen to get your feedback. You can help to improve these pages by answering a short survey (5-10 minutes). All responses will be entered into a £250 prize draw, where the winner can choose a charity addressing public health priorities …

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Raising the Issue of Malnutrition Training

The Raising the Issue of Malnutrition from Eat Well Age Well aims to increase practitioners’ knowledge and confidence around identifying and supporting older people at home in the community who are at risk, or are suffering from malnutrition. This training is open to Small Ideas, Big Impact grant holders and applicants, NHS, Local Authority, Carers, …

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Vacancy at the Ripple

The Ripple in Restalrig is currently recruiting for a Community Food and Development Worker for its Hub Grub community cafe. More information and details of how to apply at    

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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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Reasons to be cheerful part 2 – CFHS cooking skills research. What did we learn about the best ways to run a cooking skills course?

Our cooking skills study group realist evaluation (2016-2018), gathered information from 29 community cooking skills courses (attended by 75 adults -all of whom were managing on low-incomes and the majority were ‘vulnerable’*). The results showed that: 79% improved their cooking skills (a further 16% could already cook) 68% made steps to improve their diet As …

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Older People’s Framework – have your say

The Scottish Government is developing a new Older People’s Framework in 2019. The Scottish Older People’s Assembly have been asked to help gather views to feed into this process. If you can lend your support, then please complete the online questionnaire and circulate to your networks of older people and older people’s organisations. Paper copies …

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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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Parent Club Scotland

Scottish Government yesterday launched its Parent Club campaign at Lorne Primary School in Govan. The kids and parents made a healthy meal together with Moogety Foods and Maree Todd MSP. Cooking together is a ‘small win’ to get the kids involved and keep them busy, happy and healthy. For more tips and ideas from parents to make your …

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