MAPPING FOOD SHOPS AND ACCESS TO FOOD IN
Announcement on behalf of ICC partner
are conducting a survey, exploring how easy it is to buy
fresh food in Hackney.
*Interview local shopkeepers
*Help conduct surveys of local shops and the fresh produce
that they sell
Volunteers should be familiar with Chatham,
New River, Hackney Wick or Kings Park. A total of 3-5 days
is required. Training will be provided.
If interested read on.
We would like your help
We are looking for volunteers to help inform
and collect local data on access to affordable healthy food.
Research in London has shown that some
communities have problems accessing affordable, fresh food.
In Hackney we are interested in finding out the situation
in four areas: Chatham, New River, Hackney Wick and Kings
We want to find out from local residents
the problems they face in accessing food as well as examples
of good practice, where local retailers or voluntary efforts
have made access easier.
Findings will help us decide how best
to tackle any identified food access problems and where
to focus efforts of both the local authority and Primary
Care Trust in future work.
What use is this research to the community?
The findings from this work will be used
to help improve access to food in the Borough of Hackney,
using ideas from local communities.
The work is being carried out in partnership
- City & Hackney Primary Care Trust (Health Improvement
and community Dietetics)
- London Borough of Hackney (Departments of Environmental
Health, Policy and Planning & Regeneration and Neighbourhoods)
- East London Food Access
- London City University
Volunteers who help in the collection of
data will receive vouchers at the rate of £10/day
(including training day). These will be provided at the
end of the agreed work. In addition, travel costs will be
reimbursed for those attending interviews or helping in
Skills and interest requirements
To volunteer you need an interest in your
local community. Training will be provided on the collection
of data and the skills needed to interview shopkeepers.
Basic numeracy and literacy skills are also required. If
you want to help in the collection of data then you can
expect to contribute between 3 and 5 days of your time between
March and April 2006. This can be done in blocks of time
as suits your circumstances.
If you would like further information on
either of the two roles then please contact:
Centre for Food Policy
Dept of Health Management and Food
Institute of Health Sciences
London EC1V 0HB
Tel: 0207 040 3248