Scottish Government approach
11. In line with wider action on poverty and informed by human rights, the Scottish Government's approach is weighted toward prevention with cash-first and dignified support in place where needed.
- Prevention – strengthening incomes from fair work, social security and reduced cost of living to make sure everyone has enough income to afford food that meets their needs and preferences
- Response (where emergencies/crises arise) – supporting joined up local responses to hardship that seek to make food banks the last port of call by promoting emergency financial assistance and money advice first alongside holistic support services. Where help to access food is required, this is provided in a way that maximises dignity and reduces future need.
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