25th March, 2021 / Andrew
Founded in 2013, the Lambeth GP Food Co-op is an innovative co-operative of patients, doctors, nurses, and residents creating food growing spaces across the 45 general practice (GP) surgeries in the London borough of Lambeth. The co-op’s objective is to transform unused land in GP surgeries (e.g. alleyways or scrubland) into food growing spaces. Patients ...
2nd March, 2021 / Andrew
School holidays are normally considered times where children can enjoy themselves with friends and family; no early mornings and no official breaktimes. That 3.30 pm bell ringing on the last day of a term signifies an endless possibility of fun for a week or two! However, for some children school holidays are dreaded, as it ...
19th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN
The past decade has seen increases in rates of food poverty across the country. Over the last decade, incomes after housing costs have fallen and food prices have risen in real terms. For many low income families this has meant that it has been real struggle to provide good quality, nutritious meals for their children. ...
16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN
The Hull Fairtrade Partnership Group, supported by Hull City Council and chaired by a cabinet member, has members from the Council, voluntary sector, local communities, faith sector, university, NHS and local business, and meets on a regular basis to plan our local Fairtrade campaigns, especially for Fairtrade Fortnight and World Fairtrade Day. Within the Council, ...
15th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN
The School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP) is an award-winning, multi-agency programme which provides good-quality meals, nutrition skills, sports education and enrichment activities to children living in areas of need in Wales. SHEP was developed and piloted in Cardiff during summer 2015 by Education Catering at Cardiff Council, the Public Health Dietetic Team from Cardiff & ...
5th March, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN
Since spinning out from the local council in April 2015, we have transformed the way that we serve our local community. City Catering Southampton has evolved from being a provider of meals to a non-for-profit organisation who believes that great quality food, served with kindness and care is a right, not a privilege. Now, the ...
27th September, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN
April 2017 saw the launch of Southampton Healthy Living – a new and innovative partnership of health, voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations. Southampton Healthy Living offer a single service to enable individuals, families and communities develop more control over their lifestyle by helping create communities where healthy behaviour is the norm. Health_Healthy Living_Southampton City ...
13th August, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN
Grow, Share, Cook is a volunteer-based project in Plymouth that addresses food poverty, healthy eating and building social connections. Since 2014, it has: Provided 23,360 meals to 1,611 people Involved 86 volunteer growers, drivers and cooks with some of the cooks drawn from people who themselves have been receiving food bags Resulted in 85% of ...
29th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN
What is it? The Oldham Food Network… Is a community-led organisation – run by local people, for local people Brings together groups from communities across Oldham involved in food activity Engages members Borough-wide Read more: Oldham Food Network – Oldham Council
12th January, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN
CATERed is unique – for the first-time schools have agreed to share their budgets and resources with each other in an open, transparent and co-operative way for the benefit of children and young people. Imagine – 67 Head teachers and governing bodies all voting for the same thing at the same time? CATERed was created ...