Improving the uptake of Healthy Start vouchers
Healthy Start is the UK’s food welfare scheme for pregnant women and young children in low-income families, who are amongst the groups most at...
Promoting breastfeeding via the Baby Friendly Initiative
Breastfeeding improves the health and wellbeing of both mothers and babies
Harnessing the value of children’s centres
Children’s centres can play a critical role in supporting families at risk of food poverty.
Ensuring low-income families have adequate access to childcare
High childcare costs have a critical bearing on low-income families’ ability to meet household expenses, stay in work or engage in the training...
Ensuring children’s access to food 365 days a year
Free school meals are a critical safety net. For 10% of children, school lunch can be their biggest meal of the day. But children may need more than...
Supporting fair pay by promoting the Real Living Wage to the local council and employers
Local employers and authorities can help people on a low income to eat well, by paying and promoting the London Living Wage.
Ensuring all residents have physical access to good food
Those on low incomes often live in areas where convenience stores (with a limited range of goods) or fast food outlets predominate.
Supporting and enhancing meals on wheels provision
Nationally more than 1.3 million people over the age of 65 are malnourished.
Supporting services that provide financial crisis support and advice
Boosting people’s incomes - either directly for example through council tax reduction, or indirectly through information and advice on tax,...
Food Poverty: Over 8 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. Sustain is working with communities, third-sector organisations, local authorities and government, aiming to make sure everyone can eat well.
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