Food Insecurity - CC Services Survey

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Background and objectives

Pre-existing issues of food insecurity, and financial precarity, related to poverty and depravation in Cornwall, have been exaggerated with the impact of guidelines introduced to manage the Coronavirus Pandemic. This continues to contribute to a wide range of negative health and wellbeing outcomes for people.

Emergency mitigating actions have been undertaken by Cornwall Council and Central Government, as well as additional effort and resource provision by existing volunteer community organisations. This has helped alleviate negative outcomes by providing free school meals, emergency food provision, help with energy bills, assistance with water & sewerage, plus the provision of other essentials. This activity is ongoing as we move through the Covid recovery roadmap and deliver grant funding supplied by the government.

As part of the ongoing project, lead by Matt Sharp, Guy Thomas & Kamal Patel with Pat Aston as PM, We are gathering information on how food insecurity in the context of financial hardship is identified and managed by the council and commissioned services. This will help inform recommendations with the aim of reducing food insecurity in Cornwall. You may have provided similar information previously as part of the COVID-19 emergency response, please feel free to provide this and answer any additional questions.

Background and objectives

Pre-existing issues of food insecurity, and financial precarity, related to poverty and depravation in Cornwall, have been exaggerated with the impact of guidelines introduced to manage the Coronavirus Pandemic. This continues to contribute to a wide range of negative health and wellbeing outcomes for people.

Emergency mitigating actions have been undertaken by Cornwall Council and Central Government, as well as additional effort and resource provision by existing volunteer community organisations. This has helped alleviate negative outcomes by providing free school meals, emergency food provision, help with energy bills, assistance with water & sewerage, plus the provision of other essentials. This activity is ongoing as we move through the Covid recovery roadmap and deliver grant funding supplied by the government.

As part of the ongoing project, lead by Matt Sharp, Guy Thomas & Kamal Patel with Pat Aston as PM, We are gathering information on how food insecurity in the context of financial hardship is identified and managed by the council and commissioned services. This will help inform recommendations with the aim of reducing food insecurity in Cornwall. You may have provided similar information previously as part of the COVID-19 emergency response, please feel free to provide this and answer any additional questions.

  • Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important survey.

    Food insecurity was rising in Cornwall before the pandemic and COVID-19 has unfortunately made this worse. Reducing the dependency of emergency food provision is a key priority for the council and the wider community. 

    We are gathering information on how food insecurity in the context of financial hardship is identified and managed by the council and commissioned services. This will help inform recommendations with the aim of reducing food insecurity in Cornwall. You may have provided similar information previously as part of the COVID-19 emergency response, please feel free to provide this and answer any additional questions.

    The Food Insecurity Project is lead by Matt Sharp, Guy Thomas & Kamal Patel with Pat Aston as Project Manager, 

    Privacy Notice 

    Your responses will help inform a series of recommendations for the council to review and implement, with the primary aim of easing access to Food Poverty related information and help across the county by enhancing existing council service processes for those in need who approach us for help.

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Where we ask you to supply personal data on this form, we will only make access to this data available to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. Please note that other information you provide, such as responses to open questions, may be published in full.

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Page published: 01 October 2021, 09:52