Our Food For All participatory action research group (PAR) have recently launched their report into food insecurity experienced by people seeking asylum in the UK. The report also explores and assesses the current provision of support in Glasgow in addressing this issue. This research project was commissioned by the Scottish Government Tackling Food Insecurity Team.
The project brought various stakeholders into discussion and looked to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of the issues in focus. The research employed a co-production methodology.
Govan Community Project delivered a short term, small-scale supermarket voucher pilot from February to end of March 2022 on behalf of the Scottish Government. The goal was to reach communities including people seeking asylum and people who might otherwise have No Recourse to Public Funds and who experience severe financial hardship or destitution, with a primary focus on tackling food insecurity.
This pilot was aimed at gathering data to support the draft national plan to End the Need for Food Banks, alongside the main pilot already being delivered by Citizens Advice Bureau.