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Approaches to improving food access/addressing food poverty with older people

Study tour to London, 1-3 October 2013

‘The main thought that stayed with me the entire trip was – food is what sustains life, nourishes and connects us, threading its way through every part of daily life for older people, it is the universal vehicle for the health and wellbeing of our older population; so why does it lack such importance or prominence that we now have older people malnourished in Scotland.’

Eleven people took part in a busy two days visiting projects and meeting people in London to look at different approaches to improving food access and addressing food poverty with older people.

Visits included Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency, Age UK in Eltham and New Horizons Centre in Kensington and Chelsea.  Meetings were held at the London Assembly, the London Boroughs of Newham and Southwark, the Malnutrition Task Force and with the organisations working on two initiatives – Casserole Club and London Circle.

The programme is available here and a full report on the findings will be available soon.

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