Nurses and doctors working flat out in intensive care units
do not have time to plan or cook healthy meals. They barely have time to eat.
It’s one of the startling facts galvanising an extraordinary social enterprise. National governments could learn from grassroots innovation. At local community levels there is a rapid response to the urgent needs not just created but also exposed by Covid19.
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These are women who have volunteered their lives away, now they are finding that skills they take for granted could actually be used to get a job. Trishna Singh, Sikh Sanjog
Food features in many of the stories on the Wall of Success. But this week we pay tribute to two local enterprises that combine home cooking with great community spirit – and more than a pinch of entrepreneurial spice. Welcome to Punjabi Junction and the World Kitchen in Leith. Continue reading “Feeding community spirit in Leith”
Dads are vital to helping our kids get the best start in life. One of our main priorities for 2017 is supporting more young dads.
Dads Rock turns five this week and, like all parents, the three founding fathers can’t quite believe it. As they prepare for a quiet celebration – there will be birthday cake – they have eyes firmly fixed on the next five years. Continue reading “Dads Rock five years old – and counting”
What do we need to build a Wall of Success? That’s our challenge this week with the clock ticking for The Gathering on Saturday. As we start planning, something intriguing emerges from the stories in front of us.
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One of six designs raising money for art therapy in Leith.
No, it’s not too soon. Christmas card brochures are already coming through the letter box but here’s a local charity well worth supporting. Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB) has set up a social enterprise selling cards to fund some of their vital work with vulnerable families in Leith.
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