Cost of Living Crisis support

Help with access to food

There are various options available if you are struggling with access to food including:

  • Food banks
  • Fairshare providers
  • Early Years Centres
  • Community cafes
  • Food larders

Detail on how to access these services can be found online

Support in your locality

Across the area's five localities there are a number of venues and organisations providing access to food. Please note that other services operate locally but require referrals.



Teviot and Liddesdale


Food support for school age children

Free School Meals may be available depending on your personal circumstances.

Breakfast clubs also operate at a number of our schools. Please contact your school directly to find out more.

Low and Slow project

Low and Slow was developed as a holistic way of addressing health inequalities for families and individuals who may experience food and/or fuel poverty.


This eight week project aims to reduce fuel and food bills by providing a home energy assessment, advice and support and slow cooking recipes. 


The project is run as a partnership, with the initial pilot involving: Joint Health Improvement Team, Changeworks, Burnfoot Community Futures, Newcastleton Community and District Trust and Morrisons.  As the project develops across the localities it will take on varied partnerships but will involved the Joint Health Improvement Team and energy advisors through all the programmes.


The roll out of the project continues with planned programmes in Galashiels, Burnfoot, Selkirk, Peebles and Eyemouth.