Evening Express: Crowdfunding push to keep north-east larder doors open

The director of an Aberdeenshire community larder is to set up a crowdfunding campaign so volunteers can keep providing a vital service. The Haven, based in Stonehaven’s Market Square, opened as a not-for-profit wellbeing centre in January 2018. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, founder Julia Morton transformed the yoga studio into a community larder...

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The Haven in Stonehaven was founded by Julia Morton to provide a wellbeing space for everyone in the Stonehaven community. They focus on supporting and nurturing the community through providing a preventative and inclusive approach to community wellbeing, building support and resilience. Read more

Press and Journal: Stark report reveals 75% increase in Universal Credit claims in Aberdeenshire as ‘increased inequalities’ put more at risk to poverty

Julia Morton runs The Haven in Stonehaven, a community larder that has experienced an unprecedented rise during lockdown. Welcoming the new council priorities, she said: “Coronavirus has impacted us all in very different ways. “People on lower income were getting access to a range of services before the pandemic, but now we’re seeing people in...

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