Networking for Food Skills Practitioners
CVS have been bringing together practitioners working across the District to with a wide client group in the area of healthy eating and cooking on a budget.
1. Food Practitioners Skills Share and Network Event March 2015 – Held at The Rainbow Centre in Moreacmbe:
resources: (prepared by Skelmersdale Community Food Initiative, Soup Dragon & Stoneham Housing)
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2. Food Trail – September 2015 In partnership with LESS
Community workers and clients were able to visit three sites in Lancaster offering different opportunities for people to get involved in food growing.
3. Train the Trainers – Delivering Food Activities
forth-coming – a two day training session aiming to gives people the knowledge and confidence to plan an effective healthy eating activity, and the opportunity to experience ‘real life’ delivery to a group. Course is suitable for those working on community projects and services looking at delivering courses and/or sessions to the public.
Blackpool Food Partnership can offer free low cost recipe booklets to go with any food parcels you distribute and to give to people engaged in cook and eat programmes. Contact: Nina Parker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancaster Youth Challenge
Lancaster Youth Challenge (LYC) is a group that is made up entirely of volunteers including our very own Chief Officer Yak Patel. This group was formed late in 2012 with the aim to recruit, develop and change the lives of young people, especially those that face barriers in their lives. Their aim is to provide young people with a once in a life time opportunity as a vehicle to help change their lives for the better. Our centre in Lancaster acts as a base and hub for the LYC.
What do they do?
In 2014, the project won the National Sportivate ‘Project of the Year’ Award from Sport England (pictured), ahead of 140 other projects from across the UK.
The LYC completed a second challenge in 2014 to undergo a 6 month training programme and take part in a gruelling 7 day cycle ride from London to Paris. In 2015, 15 young people conquered the National Three peaks in less than 12 hours in one of the wettest and gruelling days of the year. They were proud to recieve thier charitable status in 2015 and are now looking ahead to taking on the National Three peaks in 2016!!