Over the past few years our focus has been on developing activity around older people and food access. This work has included hosting a roundtable discussion, carrying out local and national research, developing good practice case studies, micro funding new initiatives, and supporting the roll out of successful initiatives nationally.
A CFHS study tour in October 2013 took representatives from community food initiatives working with older people in Scotland, the Scottish Government and NHS Health Scotland to London to look at different approaches to addressing food access and food poverty with older people. The tour has already had very positive outcomes one of which is the formation of a Scottish Older People’s Food Task Force and the development of an illustrative results chain on older people eating well.
Our plan for 2017/18
There is no specific work planned around this theme for this year, but we will continue to take opportunities to take this forward within our general work with community food initiatives, and support, if applicable, through our funding opportunities.