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Webinar- Food access and Covid 19 - latest evidence from Food Foundation's YouGov poll - Shared screen with speaker view
Deborah David
05:31
Hello from Deb David
Nick Parker
06:04
Hi from Exeter
Peter McGrath
06:15
Hi
Flora Douglas
06:23
Hello from sunny Aberdeen
Christina Pollard
06:27
Hi, I'm from Perth, Western Australia
Lindsay Graham
06:31
Hello from Glasgow.
Sinead Furey
06:31
Good morning everyone. Thank you for arranging this...
Flora Douglas
06:37
Hi Christina!
Ben Pearson
06:42
Hi from Lancashire, sound all good here
Orla Delargy
06:45
Good morning everyone. Thanks Anna and morning to you Zoe.
Katie Schmuecker
06:47
good morning from Leeds!
Sue Booth
07:26
Hi All, Good evening from Adelaide , Australia
Marlene McMillan
07:42
Hi from Marlene NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Kim Newstead
07:47
good morning from Kim Newstead, public health Scotland, community food and health team
Peter Taylor-Gooby
08:02
hi everyone Peter Taylor-Gooby from Kent
Jayne Jones
08:53
Morning all, Jayne Jones here from ASSIST FM
Anna Round
09:16
Hallo, Anna Round from IPPR North here
Nika Strukelj
09:31
Morning, Nika Strukelj from Jamie Oliver Group and Bite Back 2030
Nathan Atkinson
10:10
Hi, Nathan and Kevin, Rethink Food
jenny rosborough
10:16
Hi, all! Jenny Rosborough from Jamie Oliver
Lucy Westerman
11:15
morning everyone, and thanks Food Foundation team. Lucy Westerman, NCD Alliance here.
Katie Palmer
11:50
Good Morning from Cardiff - Katie from Food Sense Wales
Rebecca Tobi
13:29
Hi - Rebecca from the Food Foundation. The link to Dr Rachel Loopstra’s in-depth analysis to download is available here: http://foodfoundation.org.uk/publications/
Zoe McIntyre
14:26
It's Zoe here - can everyone please mute themselves so that we don't pick up background noise??
Zoe McIntyre
14:29
Thanks so much!
Rebecca Tobi
14:34
https://foodfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Report_COVID19FoodInsecurity-final.pdf
Lucy Antal
21:41
Don’t forget that some of the issues around lack of food in shops is also due to food deserts - so paucity of food available anyway
Clara Widdison
34:20
Is it possible to see this data on income for each region?
Clara Widdison
34:51
We are particularly interested in seeing the data relating to the London region
Megan Farr
38:45
Would be good to see FSM info across all three nations - there is no national substitute voucher in Scotland and in many areas provision is still only collect a packed lunch daily
Matt Keeble
39:24
Is there any indication about the types of loans taken out - are they through payday loan companies or banks?
Lindsay Graham
46:05
Thank-you for the presentation most insightful
Flora Douglas
46:37
Thanks for a great piece of work! Critical at this critical time!
Lucy Antal
47:08
I’d say yes. That’s definitely what we are seeing on the ground.
Matthew Thomson
48:03
Hi everyone from Matthew in Cornwall; thankyou for this brilliant research & analysis. 2 Qs:
Matthew Thomson
48:26
1. is FSM eligibility increasing quickly and how is this being handled by LAs?
Matthew Thomson
48:56
2. clarification please on graph showing hholds with childrn and hholds with single parents
Flora Douglas
49:45
I think your recommendations are spot on. Are you seeing any signs within the Govt Depts identified moving towards acting on those?
Lucy Antal
49:54
Agreed Megan. Lots of families not collecting lunches.
A G
50:50
Hi Clara, that data for London has a large enough base so I will send that over to you after the webinar. Thanks, Shona
Clara Widdison
51:22
Wonderful, thanks so much. That’s so helpful to us on as a funder and on the frontline
Katie Palmer
52:02
Did you ask anything around people taking up Healthy Start - similar point to Matthews around increasing FSM eligability ...
Lindsay Graham
52:55
There is an increase in FSM applications
Clare Pettinger
52:56
In terms of recommendations, e.g.. ‘scaling up’ local government response/action, is it possible for this to be standardised? I am not sure?…Surely local/regional responses will vary…? by my own experience (and locally in Plymouth) this very much depends on local infrastructure, emergency food provision scale/scope and general funding (or lack of) for community food projects…? sharing best practice is good idea (e.g. Sustainable Food Places activities - response to cover??)….but our experiences in SW are probably very different from those in SE (London)…??
Lindsay Graham
54:05
Mixed responses in Scotland on FSM not just vouchers and collection of packed lunches.
Deborah David
54:06
The strain on head teachers/schools with voucher delivery and food banks around my area (gas board helping with deliveries?) where I volunteer is enormous : any idea of leadership from this govt. on this going forward?
Chelsea Marshall
55:24
Dundee FSM approach: A direct weekly payment of £11.25 per child will be made into the accounts of families who qualify, where the Council holds bank details. If the Council does not hold a family's bank details and they are eligible, they may receive a text message asking them to contact the Council. Also included are children in a nursery which is part of the additional hours pilot scheme, and any child in a nursery who would normally get free school meals.Of pupils in P1 to P3, only those who receive the school clothing grant will qualify. Payments for P4 to S6 will be based on free school meals entitlement. Vouchers will be available as a safety net in case bank details for some families cannot be confirmed. Payments will be backdated until 23rd March, the date from which the Council was unable to provide the normal free school meals service.
Katie Schmuecker
55:39
are you talking to Scottish and Welsh government too? first rec would be needed in each nation cos they’re devolved matters?
Lucy Antal
55:59
There was some confusion about where the FSM vouchers are eligible for - is it up to the individual schools to set that or is it the advice from the govt (which doesn’t include many of the shops which are the only option in some areas)
Megan Farr
57:55
Concerned that the amount in Scotland is low - based on the price of FSM not LA expenditure. CPAG call was for £20 per week per child to recognise that schools have economies of scale that families in poverty do not.
Katie Palmer
57:56
We're talking to Welsh Gov on a daily basis and influencing as far as possible re a co-ordinated response.
Megan Farr
58:18
CYPCS are also talking with SG
Clare Pettinger
59:28
Fantastic piece of work from you all - it is great to see resilience and such a rapid response to our shocking period of (covid) crisis…I need to sign off now as have young children who are playing up THANKS
Niall Cooper
59:30
Happy for anyone to email me at niallc@church-poverty.org.uk to discuss helicopter payment to all households in UK
Niall Cooper
59:46
Or to sign letter to Times later in the week…
Matthew Thomson
59:57
Completely agree with Teresa on Wholesaler dimension... must also preference local food in any food aid distribution
Jane Corbett
01:00:33
Yes...I agree Niall...I put forward the child benefit idea as the system is already in place but that is just a start and can be done immediately...as long as the dwp remove the benefit cap (and 2 child policy)
Samantha Kenny
01:01:07
Many thanks for a useful talk and Q&A session, much appreciated.
Lucy Antal
01:01:17
food access Rachel. Lots of city suburbs don’t have food shops
Deborah David
01:01:18
Comment: The data on the nutritional quality of meals consumed by families during this crisis will be essential for future research on public health issues-
Katie Palmer
01:01:25
In Wales Gov has directed councils to service FSM through either a)cash payents, b) physical delivery of food/meals c) vouchers - including through holidays. Many councils are now doing cash payments. SOme are intending to used a mixed method approach depending on family circumstance
Leandra Geyser
01:01:35
Food waste is about to become a massive global issue
Lindsay Graham
01:02:28
This was really helpful can we have another zoom soon please. Thank-you
Pandora Haydon
01:02:43
Contact here > office@foodfoundation.org.uk
Deborah David
01:02:44
Thanks to Anna, Rachel and all for an excellent webinar today. Look forward to more. Keep well everyone.
Christie Newman
01:02:45
thank you everyone for your time and the food foundation team. Take care
Zoe McIntyre
01:02:50
office@foodfoundation.org.uk
Orla Delargy
01:02:51
Thanks so much to you all.