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This week's Senscot Bulletin includes:📢 Feedback from yesterday's SE Ref Group meeting in Perth📝 Latest Senscot Briefing📋 @NHS_HS report on food poverty📝 A look back at the series of @CommHealth_Blog briefings🔥🇬🇧🔥 Update on Brexit➡️senscot.net/senscot-…⬅️ pic.twitter.com/OLMz…

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Bulletin Articles
28th February 2018

Obesity epidemic getting worse as Scots refuse to eat healthier d…

Herald Scotland, by Helen McArdleTargets to cut junk food food from Scotland’s diet and get Scots to eat more healthily have been “consistently missed for over 17 years”, new research has re…
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Bulletin Articles
28th February 2018

Social Prescribing – Self Management

NHS Health Scotland …
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2018

CommonHealth

George Monbiot26.02.18A remarkable experiment suggests that emergency admissions to hospital can be reduced by tackling lonelinessBy George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 21 February 2…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2018

Scotland on target to deliver biggest boom in social housing sinc…

CommonSpace, by David Thomson26.02.18Scottish Government has got a target of building 50,000 new affordable housing by the end of this parliament.New research has revealed that Scotland is…
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Bulletin Articles
27th February 2018

Local community to buy historic windmill with Scottish land fund …

Big Lottery Fund22.02.18A South Lanarkshire community with plans to purchase the site of a historic 18th century windmill, and breathe new life into the local area, is one of eight across the…
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Senscot Bulletin
23rd February 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 23.02.18

Dear members and friends, Like myself, Julian Barnes will be in his 70s; like 'The Sense of an Ending; (2011) his latest book is about an old guy reflecting on his life; I was hooked from its opening…
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23rd February 2018

The SENs: Friday 23rd February 2018

Senscot yesterday attended a meeting around the notion of the Buy Social model rolling out in Scotland. The meeting was hosted by Social Enterprise Scotland (SES) who were asked by Scottish Govt to co…
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Bulletin Articles
21st February 2018

Labour commits to community wealth building approach

New Start, by Clare GoffThe Labour party is to set up a community wealth building unit to explore creative approaches to the running of local services and economies.Building on the Preston Mod…
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Bulletin Articles
21st February 2018

German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

The Guardian, by Philip OltermannPlan to be tested in five cities in effort to meet EU air pollution targets and avoid big fines“Car nation” Germany has surprised neighbours with a radical…
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Bulletin Articles
21st February 2018

Jobs boost for third sector

Third Force News, by Robert ArmourNicola Sturgeon has pledged 700 new jobs for young people as part of a £6.1 million funding package.The first minister reaffirmed her commitment to Community…
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Senscot News
20th February 2018

The Community Bond – Putting the Spirit of Collaboration in…

At our Social Enterprise Conference in December 2017, the lack of appropriate loans, in particular bridging loans, for social enterprises was raised by many attendees.  At the same event, a new Commu…
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Senscot Bulletin
16th February 2018

Senscot Bulletin: 16.02.18

Dear members and friends, My mum died before I was five – so my core family was my dad and older sister; then a ‘foster’ aunt/uncle with two sons - my quasi brothers; then three grandparents; t…