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Relaunching: Emergency Food Provision - Dignity During COVID-19

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Let's ensure dignity is embedded in the design and practice of our emergency food responses during the current crisis

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As a result from a high demand in workshops and positive feedback from participants we will continue running 'Emergency Food Provision - Dignity during COVID-19' online workshops from the end of September to January 2021.

What can I expect?

The pandemic has increased the number of people struggling to access food. At the same time, many more people have become involved in providing emergency food services. So how do we ensure this work promotes dignity for those needing support?

To answer this question we have been working with staff and volunteers from community food initiatives across Scotland to develop a workshop that provides you with a space for reflection and a practical understanding of the steps you can take to enhance dignity in your own project.

Join us in this interactive online workshop to:

  • learn about the Dignity Principles;
  • hear about good practice examples in Scotland;
  • learn practical tips and strategies;
  • reflect and reconsider how dignity can be enhanced in your practice
  • continue co-constructing an understanding of how dignity can be put in practice during this crisis.

Please note that due to the participatory nature of the workshop you will require a computer in order to join.

Is it for me?

Whether you are a new or experienced organiser or volunteer working in emergency food provision responses this workshop is for you! Enhancing dignity is a reflective process and learning from each other's approaches can always reveal something new for you.

Previous Workshops

The previous workshops brought together a range of people with different backgrounds and expertise in community and emergency food provision from across Scotland. Participants were introduced to the Dignity Principles in the context of COVID-19 and weeks after attending the workshop began taking actions to enhance dignity in their projects.

One participant said:

"It was great to get a deeper understanding of dignity. Relating to what it feels like to be in a situation where dignity is not afforded to you is a very good learning tool. Great moderators and clear examples and practical learnings."

We invite you to read the Dignity Principles in Practice: Adapted Guidance before attending the workshop

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