Summary of report contentHealthwatch Kent listened to feedback from various local Foodbanks and heard that they would value the opportunity to collaborate more in order to share ideas and solutions to common issues. In partnership with Engaging Kent, they have planned a workshop to bring Foodbanks together from across Kent, on 2nd March 2018. Topics for discussion include: mental health challenges, lack of Police support and the reliance on Foodbank staff to advocate for vulnerable people.
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Focus on Foodbanks in Kent
Date of publication
Friday, 9 February, 2018
Type of report
Food and nutrition
Lifestyle and wellbeing
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Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation?
What type of organisation requested the work
Voluntary and Community Sector
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Community based services for people with mental health needs
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