This project runs in disadvantaged areas of Angus, focusing on food and health, particularly for women of childbearing age, pregnant women and the under-fives. It has Healthy Start cafés and community gardening and cooking projects. Collaboration between community members and local service providers is central to the project. Learning workshops with community members allowed the professionals to learn more about local experiences of health inequalities and together they worked out how to put ideas into action.Read ‘Healthy Happy Communities Project’ here
Families with children: case studies
Developing a whole family interest in healthy, affordable food can have a wide impact lasting for generations. Becoming a parent or carer can motivate people to address their own health issues as well as giving a good start for their children, and food is central to this. Community food projects, such as community cafés, food co-ops and cooking and gardening schemes, are great opportunities to learn a wide range of life and wellbeing skills and reduce social isolation.