Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus Updates

Coronavirus

Responding to COVID-19: ECHF Report

At the forefront of the COVID-19 response Community organisations have been at the forefront of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigating the negative impact of COVID-19 on health inequalities. Over a matter of days, many organisations transformed their ways of working. They responded to urgent need in their communities and adapted existing services and projects so they could continue to provide support at a distance. There is so much to learn from this time of rapid innovation. We were pleased to be able to

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Coronavirus

Best Start Food Boxes via Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food are supporting the Best Start Food scheme by supplying a substantially enhanced healthy food box for those in receipt of the Best Start Food Grant. This provides exceptional value for money to ensure young families have access to an affordable, healthy diet. Best Start Foods is a payment that replaces the UK Government’s Healthy Start vouchers in Scotland. The payment will replace the paper vouchers with a payment card, giving you more flexibility in how you use

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Ensuring Services are Accessible

Phone & video calls are being heavily used by health, care & befriender services. # But can everyone hear & follow well enough to access this support? Learn what creates problems & what fixes them in this new video for staff & volunteers:

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Coronavirus

Impact of COVID19 on Voluntarty Services – VHS Report

This briefing sets out the top-line results of research VHS conducted in late March 2020. The results demonstrate the impact the COVID-19 crisis is already having on the health and wellbeing of people supported by organisations and on organisations’ own ability to continue supporting people. It highlights the speed, creativity and flexibility that our sector is demonstrating as it responds to the crisis. It also shows the real need for additional resources – and fast. The intention is that this

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