Principles met

  • We will develop systems that enable citizens to be equal partners in designing and commissioning public services and in determining the use of public resources.
  • We will support the development of a framework and criteria for social value, giving substance to the concept and supporting Councils with the tools to ensure better local social and economic outcomes.

About the project

Diabeaters was set up at the request of local GP’s for people on the cusp of, or who have just developed Type 2 Diabetes. This builds on the Grow Share Cook model, a volunteer-led project where food is grown in and around the city, this produce is then shared with beneficiaries via volunteer drivers and volunteer cooks, the beneficiaries are then assisted to use the produce via community cooking sessions. This extra funding would feed a further 3 households for a year to assist them in dealing with their Diabetes and produce a toolkit for others to follow.


Darin Halifax
STP Lead for the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise at NHS Devon