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Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk

Two new reports are now available to download from the Scottish Government website: Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk – qualitative research Findings from interviews with representatives of 16 local authorities across Scotland, exploring how they have been supporting people at higher risk during Covid-19. Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk – survey …

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Use of shopping vouchers by food banks

A new briefing from the Independent Food Aid Network examines the learning from the use of food vouchers instead of or alongside food provision during lockdown. Its Cash First Project in Scotland involves co-developing practical tools and resources to improve access to cash-based options for those experiencing food insecurity, as well as working collaboratively with …

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New reports from Public Health Scotland

Two recent outputs from colleagues in Public Health Scotland should be of interest. In collaboration with the Scottish Government, international literature has been reviewed to identify potential impacts of COVID-19 outbreak control measures on diet, weight and physical activity. You can download the report from the Public Health Scotland website. You may also be interested in …

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Eat Well Age Well – the hidden problem of malnutrition

Eat Well Age Well has launched a research study and calls to action as part of its activities to support UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (5 – 12 October).  The major study – The Role of Food Security and Malnutrition Risk with Psychosocial Indicators of Healthy Ageing in Place was led by the University of Glasgow …

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Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife

Two new reports are now available that look at Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife, looking back and moving forward. Fife Food Champions are people who have been identified and supported by Fife Community Food Project and have demonstrated the ability and commitment to promote and deliver positive food messages to their …

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Public Health Scotland Strategic Plan has launched

Earlier this week, Public Health Scotland published its three year strategy. It is driven by a vision of a Scotland in which everybody thrives: where healthy life expectancy increases, health is protected and health inequalities are in the past. You can read the strategy on the Public Health Scotland website.  

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New reports from Public Health Scotland

Two new reports from Public Health Scotland should be of interest to Scotland’s community food initiatives. The COVID-19 Shielding Programme (Scotland) Impact and Experience Survey presents the findings of this online survey, which ran between 1 and 14 June 2020, was open to individuals who had received a letter from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer advising them …

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The Broken Plate 2020

This new report by the Food Foundation, The Broken Plate 2020, documents the health of our food system, how it impacts our lives and why we must change the food environment. Read the full report here: https://foodfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/FF-Broken-Plate-2020-DIGITAL-FULL.pdf…

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Social Enterprise Reset Week Impact Report

Senscot, Social Firms Scotland (SFS) and the Social Enterprise Networks (SENS) have now published their Social Enterprise Reset Report. Social Enterprise Reset Week saw 24 separate meetings/sessions take place (via Zoom) – attracting over 800 participants. The focus of the majority of sessions – covering both local and thematic SEN members and others –  sought …

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Supporting communities safely

A new resource has been released to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. The online resource, developed by Scottish Community Development Centre and Public Health Scotland, features a range of practical information and advice, such as: safely promoting an organisation’s services making sure volunteers are safe and …

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