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Open meeting: Food poverty and holiday provision

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Joachim Room

College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham University

Durham

DH1 1SZ

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In 2016 the North East Child Poverty Commission will have a campaign focus on food poverty. This meeting is designed to bring together a range of people including commissioners, practitioners, researchers, campaigners and those with experience of living in poverty. The aim is to update on current and planned provision in the region, explore key issues affecting children and families, and share ideas about how we can work together to continue to raise the profile of food poverty in the North East.

A detailed programme will follow in early 2016. Themes will include:

  1. Holiday hunger and school holiday provision
  2. Food banks and emergency provision
  3. Healthy food access, including Healthy Start

Key questions:

  • What is happening (and not happening) in the region?
  • What do we know about ‘what works’?
  • How can we work together to raise the profile of food poverty in the North East?
  • How can we work together to tackle the problem?
  • Who do we need to influence in our campaigning, and how?

This open meeting is intended to be of interest to a wide audience, including:

  • Local Authorities and other public sector agencies
  • Housing providers
  • Third sector organisations
  • Schools and children’s services
  • Researchers and academics
  • NECPC members
  • Young people and families affected by poverty

This event is free and lunch is provided, but places are limited. If you have any dietary requirements please contact deborah.harrison@durham.ac.uk.

Got a project or issue you want to shout about? Something specific you want us to cover? Ideas for a future meeting? Get in touch with NECPC’s Coordinator Deb on deborah.harrison@durham.ac.uk or 07983 408966.

To find out more about the NECPC, please visit our website: www.nechildpoverty.org.uk

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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Details of the College including map, site plan and transport options can be found at the following link:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/event.durham/venues/colleges/hildbede.college/delegate/

Please note there is a small car park (approximately 50 spaces) at the College, which is free to use and does not require a parking permit. As the event is outside of term time we are able to use this car park, however spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis and can not be guaranteed. Nearby park-and-ride options or public transport are recommended.

The Joachim Room at College of St Hild and St Bede has full disabled access. If you have any access requirements or are a Blue Badge holder and would like a disabled car parking permit (to guarantee a space in the College car park), please contact the event organiser Deb on deborah.harrison@durham.ac.uk.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The North East Child Poverty Commission Coordinator, Deborah Harrison, can be contacted on deborah.harrison@durham.ac.uk or 07983 408966. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions or suggestions.

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Joachim Room

College of St Hild and St Bede

Durham University

Durham

DH1 1SZ

United Kingdom

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