Youngsters inspired by community larder set up their own Haven at nursery school

The Haven Community Larder in Stonehaven is bracing itself – it now has a competitor. After being impressed by the work going on at The Haven’s community larder, youngsters at Mill O’ Forest Nursery have set up their own “Mini Haven”. Attendees at the nursery in the town’s Woodview Place created their own larder which became...

Putting our young people first with The Haven

There has seldom been so much upheaval for our children and young people, missed school, separation from friends and family and exam and employment worries. Nora McElhone spoke to Julia Morton of The Haven about how best to support our next generation through the pandemic and beyond. Julia Morton, yoga teacher and founder of...

Community larder: Now is the time to ‘challenge and change’ stigma

A community leader says now is the time to “challenge and change” attitudes and stigma surrounding poverty to make the biggest difference as Scotland exits lockdown. The Haven Community Larder in Stonehaven has experienced a “massive increase” in demand over recent months and is now assisting hundreds of people every week. This has included people...

Evening Express: North-east community larder feeding 300 households every month

Volunteers at a north-east community larder have helped to feed around 300 households every month since the Covid-19 pandemic began. The Haven, based in Stonehaven’s Market Square, opened as a not-for-profit well being centre in January 2018. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, founder Julia Morton transformed the yoga studio into a community larder...

Support our Crowdfunder

The Haven saw 425 visitors in its first month as a larder, and a 50% increase in its second month, when volunteers saw 675 people come through its doors. However we’re looking to raise money to enable us to keep our doors open. There is funding for food and funding for PPE and volunteer...

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...

Firstport Case Study

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...

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