Help turn research on food insecurity into action

Posted in: Community Events, Local and civic engagement

Bath and North East Somerset Council is looking for a Parish Council and/or community group to take part in two interactive workshops to explore the findings of local research and inform a creative toolkit to help turn this research into action.
Research being carried out by Bath & North East Somerset Council and the University of Bath in 2023 has revealed high levels of food insecurity for older people who are on low incomes.Two studies by the University of Bath concluded that social connection, as well as health and financial resources, is key to reducing the risk of food insecurity amongst older people.  A report on the research findings can be found HERE.The University of Bath and council's Public Health team are looking to work in partnership with one local Parish Council and/or community group to share the learning and think creatively about what more we can do together at a neighbourhood level to tackle food insecurity and social isolation.This would involve taking part in two workshops between February and July 2024, to hear more about older people’s experiences of food insecurity and work together to explore a wide range of possible responses.  Your participation will also help to inform a toolkit that can be used by other local groups and networks throughout Bath and North East Somerset.Get in touch:  If you think your Parish Council and/or community group would be interested in taking part please contact Milly Carmichael, Health Improvement Officer, by email for more information and a discussion by Friday 2nd February 2024.Please note there is only funding to work in one geographical area, so if you are interested, please get in touch soon.

Posted in: Community Events, Local and civic engagement


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