Accessibility Katherine Harford

Report
Accessibility Workshop
Healthy Food for All , National Conference 20th November 2013
Niche Community Health Project
Using a community develop approach Niche works to
promote a social model of health and health equality to
improve the quality of life for people living in the
Knocknaheeny/Hollyhill area of Corks Northside.
1.Family Health
2.Well-being and Lifestyle
3.Food & Environment
4. Access to Health Information & Services
5. Influencing Policy
www.nicheonline.ie and
Food Poverty: Local Evidence
Proximity
& choice of
shops
Limited
access to
f&v source
Family Life
Accessibility
New
estates:
amenities
Income
skills
Community and Interagency strategic action plan to:
•respond to risk & instances of food poverty
•improve community food experience
Food Focus Implementation
• Partners
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Niche
HSE Community Dietician/Health
Promotion
Cork City Partnership
Le Cheile SCP
Dept. Geog.UCC
Knocknaheeny Community Cafe
HSE / HAZ, Community Work Dept)
RAPID
Local Community
Supported by
Healthy Food for All & Demonstration
Programme of CFI’s
• Funders
Food Focus Action
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Steering Group
Garden Committee
Staff recruitment
Community Food Resource Audit
Community Food Charter
Food Club (training)
Grow your own
Community Garden
Community Fruit Tree Planting
Food Events
Competitions
Co-ordination role
Fundraising
Regional/national linkages
Influencing policy
What has happened?
Raised beds; Water harvesting; Cob Oven & barbeque; Wormery; Composting
area; Polytunnel; Forest trail; Herb Spiral; Tools shed; training area & community
kitchen; native Irish hedging; orchard;
Sustainable Community Garden
Recruitment
Community Gardeners
FTAC Horticulture training
Work Experience
Open Access Tues/wed/Thurs
Supply to Comm. Cafe
Veg box scheme to residents
Seasonal Community Events (harvest/halloween)
Seasonal Workshops (foraging, preserving, etc.)
Food Club: Social Enterprise
Recycling/reusing/up-cycling
Site Extension/Allotment Management (partnership
with Council
Winter Garden Art Project
Food Policy Council
Accessibility and other outcomes
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Affordable fruit and veg available
locally
Cooking
Collective action for healthy food
Community buy in
Volunteerism
Growing as a healthy activity
Training and education
Social Enterprise
Development of waste land/local
pride
Environmental
improvements/biodiversity
Awards and acknowledgements
Local people regarded as partners to
work with
Shared learning across city
Cork Food Policy Council:
addressing accessibility in local communities
• towards the achievement of
a fairer, healthier,
sustainable and resilient
food system across the Cork
region and to this end,
seeks to promote socially
inclusive engagement in
supporting best practice in
the production, retail and
consumption of food.
• CFPC is food system – not
sectoral – approach
• Food systems can be
improved
Addressing
food
consumption
practices
Increase
marketing
opportunities
for local
producers
Maintaining
diversity of
food retail
Support
local food
enterprise
Protect
infrastructure
for local food
supply
Redistribute,
recycle &
compost
food waste
Food
Policy &
Planning
Increase
urban food
production
& supply
Safeguard
land for
food
production
Cork Food Policy Council
• Steering group Membership
(Local retail, charity, community, primary food producers, education,
Council –planning, environment & waste, health, business etc.
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Terms of reference
Task groups
Values and principles
Outreach/engagement strategy
Evidence base
Policy submissions
Food Charter
Thank you

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