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The May edition of the Tayside Nutrition MCN Food Connections newsletter is available here, and focusses on Adult Weight Management.


The latest edition of the Tayside Nutrition MCN Food Connections newsletter is available here.

Contents include:

  • Survey on 'what next' for the newsletter
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
  • Ready to Act - allied Health Professionals in Child Health
  • Celebrating World Kidney Day
  • Training Dates


Issue 4 of the Dundee Partnership e-Bulletin was circulated recently. It can also be found below, along with our previous issues in case you missed them.

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The November issue of the Tayside Nutirtion MCN Food Connections newsletter is now available here.

Contents include:

  • Nutrition in Tayside Care Homes
  • Adult Patient Pathways for Oral Nutrition Supplements
  • Food in Hospitals - a Scottish Government report
  • Training dates



Would you employ someone with a criminal record?

Recruit with Conviction in partnership with Tayside Community Justice Authority would like to invite you to discuss the potential benefits of employing people with convictions.

This unique Scottish Event will take be held at HMP Castle Huntly on the 12th of September and presents an opportunity to discover why major employers such as Virgin, Timpsons and Sue Ryder actively recruit from this talent pool.

Places are very limited and are open to employers from Dundee, Perth & Kinross and Angus.

Bookings can be made @
or by contacting


Historically, ‘Common Good’ is a term synonymous with the creation of Burghs as trading
counties. A Burgh became a trading county when the King licensed that Burgh to have
markets, and at that time a ‘Burgh Fund’ was set up - this is now referred to as the
Common Good Fund.

As indicated by its name, the fund is to be used for the common good of the city, and
within this fairly broad banner, applications are now being sought. Awards will generally be
in the region of £5,000 to £20,000, though consideration will be given to larger or smaller
requests and are strictly one-off awards (i.e. not for continuing / ongoing activity).

Bodies in receipt of an Award need to ensure that there is suitable publicity for the work /
activity funded by the Award at the start, and in appropriate ways and at appropriate
intervals thereafter. In such publicity, full recognition should be given to the value of the
award received.

For an application form click here, or for an informal discussion about a potential application, please
contact Paul Davies, Senior Community Planning Officer, on 01382 434624 or email to


The Commission's report 'A Fair Way To Go' was launched on the 20th May 2016. It brings together the work of the Fairness Commission during the past year and sets out a series of 56 reccommendations to help tackle poverty and deprivation across Dundee.

A copy of the report can be downloaded via the link above, and additional information on the data sources within it can be found here.

Dear Colleague

The closing date for the first round of applications for Healthy Dundee's Healthy Communities Small Grants funding is Friday 27th May 2016. It is anticipated that applications received by this date will be considered by the Healthy Communities Small Grants Assessment Panel at a meeting on 2nd June 2016 with applicants being notified of the outcome immediately thereafter.

The application form and guidelines are attached and take account of Healthy Communities' partnership with NHS Tayside’s Grants to Voluntary Bodies in allocating funding to support voluntary sector projects which tackle Healthy Dundee priorities. Please note that the maximum amount of award is £500.00.

Applications in excess of £500 might be eligible for consideration for Community Innovation Fund funding (previously cash4communities) providing your proposal meets the criteria. For further information, you can email

Should you require any additional information about the Healthy Communities Small Grants Fund, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Christie,Financial Administrator,NHS Tayside,Directorate of Public Health,Kings Cross, Clepington Road,Dundee DD3 8EA. Tel 01382 424084

The Fund is aimed at groups of people in communities and new/emerging groups who want to increase activities which benefit older people.

Types of funding

There are two types of funding:

  • Level 1 – grants of up to £500
  • Level 2 – grants of between £500 and £5000

Funding aims and outcomes

The Small Grants Fund sits within reshaping care for older people programme 10, Capacity Building, aiming to build the capacity of communities to deliver services which maintain older people in their own home in response to identified community need.

The outcomes of the programme are:

  • Maintain more people at home
  • Build Community resilience
  • Develop social enterprise
  • Increased choice
  • Improved service users and carers health and wellbeing
  • Extended co-production
  • Further integration across sectors
  • Manage resources to meet growing demand

All Small Grants Fund projects should meet at least one of the above outcomes.

Application process & assessment

The application process is now open and applicants can expect a six week turn around.

  • Level 1 – assessed by reshaping care capacity workers (DVA, VCD, DSEN)
  • Level 2 – short form completed – assessed by small panel of the Reshaping Care Working Group.

For further information or to apply contact Christina Cooper, Reshaping Care Coordinator – or Tel: 01382 305701