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Views sought on strategy for older people

The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation on improving health and social care for older people in Scotland. Responses are sought from older people and the organisations that support them, as well as health professionals and social care staff. The consultation is available on the Scottish Government website.

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How can we address health inequalities? Your views needed

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into health inequalities in Scotland. The inquiry includes finding out views on how the third sector can contribute to addressing health inequalities. The call for views closes on 31 March 2022. Information about the enquiry is available on the Scottish Parliament website.

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Ending the Need for Food Banks consultation

Public Health Scotland has responded to this recent consultation, which closed on 25 January 2022. You can read the response at the link below. PHS Response – Ending the need for food banks 20.02.22

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Consultation on new approach to prevent food insecurity.

Proposals to end the need for food banks as a primary response to food insecurity have been published by the Scottish Government. Views are being sought on the Scottish Government’s draft national plan. The plan follows action during the pandemic to prevent food insecurity through strengthening household incomes and the delivery of cash-first responses to …

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Protecting Scotland in a Changing Food Environment

Food Standards Scotland has opened a public consultation on its new five year strategy.  The consultation runs until Friday 18 December. Details can be found on the Food Standards Scotland website.

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Glasgow needs to hear from you

The public consultation on the Glasgow City Food Plan has just commenced and will involve engagement events and an online survey, closing at the end of the year. The draft plan can be found on the Glasgow council website. Further details on the consultation, as well as videos on Glasgow’s relationship with food are available on the …

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Fruit and veg stories survey – respondents needed

Peas Please is looking for stories from people about their experiences of accessing fruit and veg, especially those who have had difficulties in accessing enough during Covid. Contributors will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 shopping voucher

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Shifting the Balance of Community Power

This new project aims to capture and share the good practices that have emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, and find ways to embed and build on them. If you work for a local authority, public service, community group or simply have a story to share, they would be interested to hear from you.

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Refreshing an online resource for communities

Since 2014, the Communities Channel Scotland website has been acting as a first-port of call for many community organisations, providing and linking to important information and sharing the great work of groups across the country. In 2016, the website began hosting the Scottish Government’s Social Impact Pledge, which is a way for public bodies to …

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Local action in Scotland to tackle food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis

The Poverty and Inequality Commission has now published this report of the results of its recent survey of community organisations providing emergency food across Scotland . The report and the Commission’s response to it can be found on the Poverty and Inequality Commission’s website.  

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