Govan Community Project facilitates a co-production group, made up of volunteer peer researchers with lived experience of the asylum process. The group uses Participatory Action Research and co-production methodologies and focuses on the particular challenge food insecurity presents for people seeking asylum, with the aim of influencing policy and best practice in this area.
Dignity in Practice: Involving and learning from the asylum community
The Food for All Group is currently engaged in a project in partnership with Nourish Scotland to develop resources and activities and deliver a new Dignity in Practice workshop series. These workshops focus on the specific challenges people in the asylum process are facing and the small, but meaningful, changes that could help enhance the dignity of people coming to their services. You can read about the project and how it came about in this blog post.
At Govan Community Project we want to see an end to people in the asylum process having to rely on food surplus or charities to feed themselves and their families. Although communities cannot be held responsible for food insecurity in Scotland, or bear the disproportionate burden of it, we understand that the community food sector is well placed to respond to the ongoing crises and promote and restore dignity at a local level.
Immigration policy and food insecurity
In 2021, the Food for All Group contributed to IFAN’s Structural Inequalities and Food Insecurity Webinar Series: Immigration Policy and Food Insecurity. Read about the briefing note published following the webinar here.