Attendees at the Patient Information Forum event last week warmly welcomed the concept of using bread to engage people around health. The event, ‘Reaching and Engaging Hard to Reach Groups in the Provision of Health Information’, was a fascinating day of presentations from health communications professionals. The focus was particularly people and communities that are perhaps easier to ignore and I was delighted to be asked to attend and present with Jenny Hand, CEO of Reaching People.
Planet Leicester Bakers is delighted to share news of the first work in the Leicester Bread Clubs initiative, which was featured in edition 3 of Planet Leicester News. Working in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, these first clubs are funded by Leicester City Council’s ‘Time to Change’ fund, which aims to improve mental health in the city.
For more information, including how to volunteer on the project, check out the media release in this post. You can also contact Planet Leicester Bakers via this site, by email or phone, for more details of this exciting new initiative! Read More
In time for Christmas, Planet Leicester News in its new 8 page format is now AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD – for free!
Packed with news of bread activity, our guest contributor Jane Mason, Founder of Bread Angels, Jane’s tasty Raisin Bread recipe and more!
Bi-annual Planet Leicester News is posted out to all registered Planet Leicester Bakers, given to current customers and project partners and available at stalls and events over the coming months.
Comments and ideas for Planet Leicester News are always welcome, so please do drop us a line. Photos of your delicious Raisin Bread bakes for sharing on social media would raise the smile levels at PLB!
Thank you to our edition 3 sponsors, Lloyds Bank, Lloyds Bank Mentor to Planet Leicester Bakers Andrew Northcote, and local food businesses, The Bee Farmer and Thirst Media.
Planet Leicester Bakers needs sponsorship to make the newsletter happen, so if you or your business, organisation etc would like to be a sponsor of edition 4 then please do get in touch.
Over several months Planet Leicester Bakers, with L4A’s staff and volunteers, delivered 12 sessions in 3 very different residential settings for older people: a care home, nursing home and sheltered housing.
We are now delighted to share our full end of pilot project review.
We believe there is much potential for extending the project and we will be seeking further funding and opportunities to do so.
For a flavour of the project, watch this one minute video.
Questions and comments are always welcome, so do get in touch.
And if you or your organisation would be interested in collaborating with Planet Leicester Bakers then please start a conversation.
Baking a Difference was funded by the Big Lottery.