Healthy Start vouchers (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2018-11-22
Session date: 
November 22, 2018
Reference: 
2018/3372
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What is the current uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers in London? Can this be broken down by borough?

Answers

Answer for Healthy Start vouchers (1)
Healthy Start vouchers (1)

Healthy Start vouchers (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Research recently published by food and farming charity Sustain showed that over 30% of Healthy Start vouchers are not being claimed in London with an average uptake rate of 63.8% across all 33 boroughs. A breakdown of the data by borough shows that uptake rates range from 53% to 77%, and that in total over 22,000 eligible households are missing out on over £5.5m worth of vouchers. By participating in my Healthy Early Years London programme, early years settings will encourage more families to take up Healthy Start vouchers