Webinar : Findings on Food Access and Covid-19:How has the story changed? - Shared screen with speaker view
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Today we've got Anna Taylor from The Food Foundation with Rachel Loopstra presenting the slides
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that group of helpers I think should be added to the charity delivery. it is often unclear to benificiaries wherwe the food bag comes from
Maurice Di Rosso
Does the data show the portion of people on UC who are reporting as food insecure in the earlier slides? Slide 8 implies something around UC softening the impact...but by how much?
Hi - my first meeting, so forgive me, how have you collected this data - and how was this group of participants selected?
Hi Maurice, we have some later data on universal credit but happy to ask the question in terms of further analysis
Maurice Di Rosso
thanks Zoe - happy to wait til later
Hi Denise, this is the 4th polling we have done - it's done YouGov - with just over 4,000 participants from across UK and is weighted to be representative. Participants complete online
Do we know how many participants were in Scotland?
Do you have this data presented by demographics? so we could see who is being more affected?
You can access info on our previous data via our website: https://foodfoundation.org.uk/news/
Thanks Zoe :)
Hi Ezmie, we do have a breakdown on Scottish data - happy to share with you after the webinar or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more info
OK - thank you for clarifying
Majorie - as above we do have more demographic data breakdowns. Feel free to email us on specific data breakdown if you'd like it
Jia Yi Lee
As the study is conducted online, how is it ensured that the sample is not biased towards people who have internet access?
I would be interested in the Scottish data too if possible. Thanks.
I'd be interested in the Scottish data too, Thanks,
Or those that are digitally excluded?
Hi Jia, given that it is completed online we should take into consideration when looking at the data that those are severely marginalised and/or do not have access to the internet may not be represented
I would also be interested in Scottish data many thanks
We are running Dignity in Practice workshops for the next two months. We address the stigma on accessing food and discuss the steps organisations can take to embed dignity in their services. Just in case people are interested: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emergency-food-provision-dignity-during-covid-tickets-104752517600
Our local council declined to issue FSM vouchers during this half term, which also coincided with week 5 of Universal Credit. Not good
What kind of tools did you use?
Is there a breakdown to show the spread of food insecurity across different regions? in the context of BAME data?
So sad to hear Lucy! I understand that councils are under financial pressure but its horrible to read that this isn't a priority for them!
Very interesting findings on an important topic - however the slides are extremely hard to read on a small device at home - could you please make the captions, variables, actual % numbers etc larger in future? Thank you
What’s the reason for not receiving school meal support? Issues with accessing vouchers?
Really interested to see the findings relating to children being offered a substitute.
Hi Helen, sorry to hear that! The updated slides will be available on our website so you can see them more clearly - we will share link after the webinar
The council received considerable less funding from central govt than expected so say they can’t afford it.
Were there any baseline surveys which you are using to compare that how food insecurity has shown different trend in times of COVID? What kind of tools are you using to assess this?
Was Northern Irleand included in this survey of all households? NI had a small sample in Wave 3 with households with children...
Hi Ayushi we compared data across our four pollings which we've undertaken since the start of lockdown to compare and then used a baseline from FSA's Food and You survey (2018)
Thanks for clarification, this is great!
Hi Sinead, yes Northern Ireland has been included in our last 2 surveys - this one and the survey with households with children
Priva - in response to your ealier question - yes we have BAME breakdown of data and regional breakdowns
Thank you, Sharon. A powerful contribution: "Food aid recipients don't get to CHOOSE their food do they? They get GIVEN it!"
Having looked through your slides on your previous report on families with children, I don’t see any data on children younger than school age. Our own research has found that infants and children under 2 years are often invisible in planning and food security - what will you be doing to address this especially vulnerable population?
See indicator 9 on infant feeding in emergencies in our 2016 WBTi UK report
reducing us all to one group receiving free food bags is awful but when you are as stretched as we are it is very hard to recognise individuals. we try/ it is so important. the harm done to esteem will last
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the food industry needed to increase its margins
respect has gone to the wall
Adrian Clee(Salvation Army/VCS Emergencies Partnership)
My over riding concern is what is heading our way. From the end of July the furloughing scheme will tail off and unemployment will jump significantly. Current Government funding support for Food provision is only for the next 12 weeks and whilst welcome is a drop in the ocean compared to need. Charities cannot continue to meet the increased demand for food provision without adequate levels of funding.
I agree with Adrian 100%
I just want to say how helpful have this ongoing polling has been during this crisis. Being able to cite the findings and reference Scottish colleagues to this data and the narrative experiences shared on this forum - across academia, NHS and third sector - has been incredibly helpful. Thank you. Please keep up the good work. You may struggle to get the attention of UK Govt ministers at the moment, but this information is vital for the rest of us in the here and now and in the future.
really fantastic speakers with extremely valuble info
Thanks for the webinar, well done!
~Thank you for all the fabulous reports!
Thanks all for joining!