SRBs to PCTs: Understanding local structures and area-based initiatives to tackle food poverty

Are you up to speed with your 'SRBs', your 'RDAs' and your 'LSPs'? Do you know your Neighbourhood Renewal from your Community Chest? And can you explain the difference between a PCT and PCG? If not, and if your work involves improving diets and health through increasing access to food at a local level, then this report is for you! This comprehensive report aims to provide an easy-to-follow reference guide to relevant policy, agencies, funds and schemes which could support food poverty work at the local level.


Are you up to speed with your 'SRBs', your 'RDAs' and your 'LSPs'? Do you know your Neighbourhood Renewal from your Community Chest? And can you explain the difference between a PCT and PCG? If not, and if your work involves improving diets and health through increasing access to food at a local level, then this report may be for you!

Note: This report was produced in 2002, so many of the funding initiatives and government structures described have now either been closed or re-named.

This report aims to provide an easy-to-follow reference guide to relevant policy, agencies, funds and schemes which could support food poverty work at the local level.


Report contents

 

1. Introduction

  • Our aim
  • Community Mapping and food poverty
  • How to use this toolkit

2. Networks and information exchange

  • Introduction: networks large and small
  • Community Development and Health Network (CDHN)
  • Food and Low Income Database
  • Food Poverty Network
  • Scottish Community Diet Project (SCDP)

3. Government supported initiatives

  • Introduction: what are 'area-based initiatives' (ABIs)?
  • Education Action Zones
  • Five-a-day community projects
  • Health Action Zones (HAZ)
  • Healthy Living Centres
  • Healthy Schools Programme
  • Neighbourhood Renewal
  • New Deal for Communities
  • Single Regeneration Budget (SRB)
  • Sure Start
  • Some other useful initiatives: England l Northern Ireland l Scotland l Wales

4. Regional and local structures

  • Introduction
  • Community strategies
  • Local Strategic Partnerships (LSPS)
  • Local Transport Plans
  • Health Improvement and Modernisation Programmes (HIMP)
  • Primary Care Groups and Trusts (PCG / PCT)
  • Strategic Health Authorities (StHA)
  • Regional Chambers / Regional Assemblies
  • Regional Development Agencies (RDA)
  • Regional Government Offices (GO)
  • UK policy and modernisation round-up: Northern Ireland l Scotland l Wales

5. Finding funds

6. Contacts

  • Regional contacts
  • National contacts

Glossary

References

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