Feeding Britain has secured a grant from the Big Lottery to deliver an advice services project in community food projects across 4 of our local Feeding Britain pilot areas.
The project will ensure that people in food crisis have immediate access to quality advice and case advocacy to tackle the issues that made them vulnerable to hunger. Advice will be in accessible formats, in the community food projects where they first go to seek help.
The project seeks to:
- Train community advice volunteers, with direct experience of food poverty and using emergency food services, to act as a ‘triage’ or gateway service.
- Provide professional advice workers in each location, who will train, support and monitor volunteers. They will ensure the quality of the advice provided and will also take up more complex cases.
- Create support networks. The volunteers and advice workers will be part of a national network across the 4 locations, to share learning, access peer support, and identify common issues and emerging trends.