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 with the response of ‘outstanding’ from funders Time to Change Leicester to our latest community project. The idea for Leicester Bread Clubs was first promoted in edition 3 of Planet Leicester News in 2017. The project report (available as a PDF here) details the first Leicester Bread Clubs project, which has been developed and delivered in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
The funders were delighted with the report as well, feeling that it was ‘incredibly comprehensive’ and ‘a great mix of statistics and stories that captured the impact the project has had for service users’. The media release gives a flavour of the success of the project: Read More
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
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.
Planet Leicester Bakers has been created and carefully nurtured with very clear aims and principles. At the very core of the business is a desire to use and exploit a common, much loved food stuff, to bring people together. People from differing communities of common interest, not just those identified by ethnic or religious characteristics. To build strength, mutual support, togetherness and understanding.
Along the way it is an opportunity to raise awareness of modern food production, to encourage people to question the food choices they make, and to empower people to take more control over their food and therefore their health and wellbeing; food really is the most basic stuff of life.
Not only that. For me, and therefore my very small business, to be truly part of a wide, diverse community demands building understanding and working together. It’s a no-brainer. Whether that is at local, national, European or global level. And by doing so you reap benefits for yourself and others. Read More