Healthwatch Camden: Impact of Food Poverty social media project

We’ve started work on our new project looking at the impact of food Poverty. It’s a social media project launching at the end of next month. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook so that you don’t miss out on it!

We’re working with Life After Hummus Benefit Society, The Felix Project and Single Homeless Project (SHP).

The aim of the project is to explore the impact of food poverty on health and wellbeing. We’re using social media as a key tool in this project, to reach people and to share our findings. The project relates to wider work on wellbeing and on healthy lifestyles which is sponsored by Camden’s Health and Wellbeing Board.

On March 4 we began the focus groups at Life After Hummus’ cooking classes. They’re based in our old offices in Somers Town. Four of our UCL student volunteers helped with the research for the focus groups which will last a few weeks. We’re speaking to a variety of people at the classes to find out about their views.

It will give decision-makers a snapshot of people’s experiences of food poverty and will inform on the actions people want taken to assist them.

Speak up below and share your thoughts on food poverty.