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Research and consultations

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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Scottish Food Practices – Food & Public Health Policy Project

How do you currently use dietary guidance information at home, when shopping for food, when ordering take-aways and when eating out?     Would you be interested in participating in a research study by University of Hertfordshire,  in collaboration with Food Standards Scotland to share information about your use of dietary guidance in a way that fits …

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Community wellbeing survey

The Local Government and Communities Committee is seeking views on how to achieve community wellbeing. The Committee is keen to find out what people think affects ‘community wellbeing’ and have launched a call for the public’s ideas on what this future work should focus on. The launch also sees the Parliament make use of a new …

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Food mapping research – Urban Roots

If your organisation provides free or subsidised food to households experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, food insecurity, Urban Roots would love to hear from you. Urban Roots have been asked to carry out this research on behalf of the Scottish Government. The data collected will be used to better support organisations by gathering up …

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Public Health Scotland consultation – have your say

The Scottish Government has now issued the formal public consultation on the statutory establishment of Public Health Scotland, to be open to responses over the next 6 weeks. This consultation is a key formal step in setting up Public Health Scotland.  The questions in the consultation cover a variety of issues surrounding the legislation that …

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Food security, diet and obesity – community-led research

Central and West Integration Network were supported by CFHS/NHS Health Scotland last year to lead a community-led research project. The research explored the experiences of ethnic minority communities around food security, diet and obesity. Specifically, the aim was to learn more about: Cultural understanding and awareness about diet and obesity Differences or factors that may affect attitude to diet and obesity, such …

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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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