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Social Enterprise: Creating Wellbeing in Communities

This latest in the series of Senscot briefings is now available to download from its website This Briefing aims to demonstrate the existing contribution of social enterprise in improving health and wellbeing through social and community activities. It also outlines the potential for social enterprise to collaborate with public, private and third sector partners to …

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Jobs at Helmsdale and District Development Trust

Helmsdale and District Development Trust has two new part time jobs available. Both posts are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and are for a fixed term of 2 years. Closing date for applications is noon 15th March, 2019. Head Gardener: part-time 21 hours per week: Salary £23,400 – £25,500 FTE pro rata 21 hours – based …

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Food support worker at Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse in Edinburgh is looking for a Food Support Worker to help build a local community through food based activities, making Bridgend Farmhouse a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together to enjoy and learn about food, develop new skills and improve their lives. Closing date: Friday 15th March 2019 (12 noon). …

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Community food development worker vacancies x 3

NHS Forth Valley Nutrition and Dietetics Health Improvement Team have three posts suitable for either an experienced Community Development Worker with an interest in food or a Nutritionist / Dietitian with Community Development experience. More information and details of how to apply on the SHOW website.

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Vacancy at Community Development Alliance Scotland

Community Development Alliance Scotland (CDAS) is the national network of organisations that support community development in Scotland – It is currently looking for a new Co-ordinator to deliver the core activities of CDAS and are inviting interest in the role. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who has an interest and experience in community …

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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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