Monthly Archives: October 2021

Food Poverty – A Community Solution – Rochdale Metropolitan Council

4th October, 2021 / Andrew

Rochdale is ranked the 15th most deprived borough in England based on a rank of the average for LSOAs in the area (defined in the Indices of Deprivation). Many of the people in the borough were already significantly disadvantaged when the pandemic struck. Its primary impact was on food and poverty. The initial response saw ...

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Addressing food insecurity with VCS partners – Newcastle City Council

4th October, 2021 / Andrew

During COVID-19, Newcastle City Council developed a joint response to address food insecurity alongside local voluntary and community sector (VCS) partners, schools and businesses.  Initially over 40 organisations supported residents affected by food insecurity who had to self-isolate or were affected financially because of the virus.  Food parcels, hot meals and essential items were provided, ...

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The Blankfaces: Reversing Social Decay – Glasgow City Council

30th September, 2021 / Andrew

The Blankfaces, based in Glasgow, is the UK’s first fashion label aimed at ending homelessness.  Formed in 2016, from modest beginnings near the city’s famous Barrowland Ballroom, the social enterprise has grown to become a vibrant element of Glasgow’s fashion sector. Each of their designs is inspired or created by a homeless person, this inspiration ...

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Collaborative Alliance supporting those in Food Poverty – Torbay Council

3rd September, 2021 / Andrew

When the pandemic hit it became apparent very quickly that there was an increasing number of residents in Torbay who needed support in accessing food. To tackle this Torbay Council, who are committed to being cooperative, helped facilitate the Torbay Food Alliance, a consortium of 10 food banks and community voluntary organisations. When the Food ...

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Reducing Poverty in Brent – Brent Council

5th August, 2021 / Andrew

Poverty is increasingly an outer London problem. The urgency of the issue has been reinforced by the pandemic, which has proved just how easy it can be to experience poverty – but also how much can be achieved by local action. Brent council has long been committed to tackling poverty, the blight it casts on ...

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