Food needs of vulnerable, older and disabled groups (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-03-21
Session date: 
March 21, 2019
Reference: 
2019/6354
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Your London Food Strategy states that you will undertake research to understand the food needs of older, vulnerable and disabled groups across London. When do you intend to start this work? What is the timescale for completion?

Answer

Food needs of vulnerable, older and disabled groups (1)

Food needs of vulnerable, older and disabled groups (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are currently undertaking the first ever research on the level of London household food insecurity, to help us understand which groups are being most impacted by food insecurity. The findings will inform further research with vulnerable groups to support the development of solutions to food insecurity and its impact on these groups.  

I have supported ten boroughs to develop local Food Poverty Action Plans, helping local authority teams take a more strategic approach to food insecurity and develop their understanding of the food needs of their most vulnerable residents.   

I am also supporting five boroughs, and another five later this year, to develop Good Food Retail Plans, including to help them support the food needs of their vulnerable residents.