The one thing the team want you to know
Livewell Southwest’s Wellbeing Team and Food is Fun CIC have a track record of working collaboratively to support individuals and groups with healthy lifestyle behaviours. Recently, the Wellbeing Team has commissioned Food is Fun CIC to produce a healthy eating recipe booklet specifically for slow cookers and to coordinate a community outreach programme (outlined below).
Positive feedback has been received from participants and local VCSE stakeholders. However, funding for this project runs out from March 2023. The vision is to build on the success from the Winter Roadshow and take this forward into Spring 2023.
Livewell Southwest’s Wellbeing Team and Food is Fun CIC to coordinate and facilitate a series of community engagement events to support local communities with healthy lifestyle behaviours under the constraints of the cost of living crisis. Specifically, Food is Fun CIC will provide slow cooker cookery workshops and The Wellbeing Team will offer group based health education and 1:1 brief behaviour change interventions. Livewell Southwest’s Wellbeing Team will be using the grant to commission Food is Fun CIC to support the project and to facilitate the cookery workshop element and to adapt the existing recipe booklet for Spring/Summer.
Slow cookers are one of the cheapest kitchen appliances to use and have been described as a money saving tip this winter by various media and money saving sources. However, through community insights and engagement, it is clear that many people do not understand the cost saving benefits of using a slow cooker. Also, many people only associate a slow cooker with stews or soups. The slow cooker cookery workshop element will promote using slow cookers for different types of healthy, cheap and sustainable meals. The Wellbeing Team will use this opportunity to discuss the benefits of healthy eating and to engage participants with other lifestyle behaviours. For example, smoking, physical activity and alcohol.
This will be a roadshow event style and will take place in different communities across the city. Warm Spaces and Wellbeing Hubs will be used as the primary locations.
Funding needed £5000
What group or groups of people will the project be working with and why?
People living in areas of high deprivation.
Deprivation is linked to poorer health and well-being outcomes.
Health inequalities are multifactorial. A key factor being people living in deprived areas are more likely to have health-related risk behaviours. For example; smoking and diet.
What areas will the project be working in?City wide
The most deprived communities will be targeted based on local knowledge and according to the Indices Of Multiple Deprivation (IMD). This will include, Stonehouse, Devonport, Barne Barton, Whitleigh, East End and North Prospect. Neighbourhoods in the upper middle IMD ranking will also be included.
What is the group or organisations track record? Track record:
Been delivering for many years
How new is the idea? Experimentation:
Been delivering for years
Salaries & peoples time 70%
Project costs 30%
IT spend 0%
Core costs 0%
Food is Fun CIC
Livewell Southwest CIC (Wellbeing Team)
Community hubs and Warm Spaces