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Board Members – Poverty and Inequality Commission

Scottish Ministers are looking to appoint up to eight Members to the new statutory Poverty and Inequality Commission.  The appointments are for up to five years following establishment of the body on 1 July 2019. More information available at the Scottish Government’s public appointments site.  

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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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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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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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Vacancies at Broomhouse Health Strategy Group

Broomhouse Health Strategy Group currently has two posts available: CHIEF EXECUTIVE: 24 hours/week £31,100 – £33,000 FTE:  To provide strategic leadership, co-ordination and management of the organisation. They are looking for a versatile individual with experience of a leadership and development role within a charity sector organisation who will able to demonstrate the ability to …

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Have your say on health improvement plans for Scotland

The Improving Health Commission wants to hear from you as it considers the health improvement aspects of the reform of public health in Scotland. You have until 23rd November to take part in their survey available on the Public Health Reform website.    

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Food on the Table campaign and survey

Citizens Advice Bureaux across Scotland recently launched the Food on the Table campaign which aims to give the Scottish public a voice on the affordability, choice and access to food. The first phase of the campaign will promote a national survey, both on and offline, which will ask the public’s opinion on food concerns: What …

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It’s the first ever UK Malnutrition week! 1- 7 October

One in ten people aged over 65 in the UK is malnourished or at risk of malnutrition. In Scotland, Eat Well Age Well are hoping to maximise the impact of the week and have recently launched their Small Ideas, Big Impact Fund which aims to encourage groups and individuals to test ideas that will prevent, detect and/ …

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Community cooking skills – evidence and networking event

Thursday 15 March, 10:30 am – 3.15 pm, The Studio, Glasgow  Our event will give participants the chance to hear about the evidence of the impact of cooking skills courses, with inputs from: – Professor Martin Caraher, City, University of London. What evidence do we have of theimpact of community cooking skills courses? – The results …

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