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Meal Makers presentation

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Connecting Generations through food

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Meal Makers presentation

  1. 1. Connecting Generations Through Food
  2. 2. What is Meal Makers? Meal Makers is a project which encourages and facilitates people to cook and share an extra portion of food with an older person living locally who could really benefit from a delicious, free, home cooked meal from a friendly neighbour.
  3. 3. How it works PVG Cook signs up and completes criminal record check and food hygiene test Local Recruiters find Diners and help to sign them up Cooks search for local Diners, Meal Makers team help make the match. Cook and Diner arrange a date and time for a meal share Cook delivers tasty home cooked meal to their diner
  4. 4. Why was it needed? Malnourishment among older adults It is estimated that 1 in 10 people over 65 living in the community are malnourished or at risk1 Social Isolation and loneliness 17% of older people are in contact with family, friends and neighbours less than once a week and 11% are in contact less than once a month Over half (51%) of all people aged 75 and over live alone 63% of adults aged 52 or over who have been widowed, and 51% of the same group who are separated or divorced, report feeling lonely some of the time or often 59% of adults aged over 52 who report poor health say they feel lonely some of the time or often2 Changes in society – Geographic mobility, change in family structures, demographic shift 1 'A review and summary of the impact of malnutrition in older people and the reported costs and benefits of interventions' Malnutrition Task Force, 2013 2 http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/loneliness-research/, 2017
  5. 5. Intergenerational Approach Participatory Cooks and Diners shape the project for them – when, how and how often Participants bring own positive resources to the project Promotes greater understanding and respect between generations Creates new connections in communities – happier, more understanding, more vibrant Challenges stereotypes around ageism Mutually Beneficial Both Cooks and Diners benefit from activities More than just a food project – additional benefits
  6. 6. Launch dates and progress so far
  7. 7. Launch dates and progress so far Dundee: 4th August 2014
  8. 8. Launch dates and progress so far Dundee: 4th August 2014 Glasgow: 5th January 2015
  9. 9. Launch dates and progress so far Dundee: 4th August 2014 Glasgow: 5th January 2015 Perth & Kinross: 23rd November 2015
  10. 10. Launch dates and progress so far Dundee: 4th August 2014 Glasgow: 5th January 2015 Perth & Kinross: 23rd November 2015 Renfrewshire: 5th January 2016
  11. 11. Launch dates and progress so far Dundee: 4th August 2014 Glasgow: 5th January 2015 Perth & Kinross: 23rd November 2015 Renfrewshire: 5th January 2016 Edinburgh: 16th February 2016
  12. 12. Launch dates and progress so far Dundee: 4th August 2014 Glasgow: 5th January 2015 Perth & Kinross: 23rd November 2015 Renfrewshire: 5th January 2016 Edinburgh: 16th February 2016 Stirling: 21st November 2016
  13. 13. Launch dates and progress so far 4,800 Meals shared 4,602 hours of befriending 363 ‘Cooks’ and ‘Diners’ matched *Stats accurate as of 28/02/2017 0 20 88 251 492 950 1493 2237 3112 3931 4800 0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 3000 3500 4000 4500 5000 Aug-14 Nov-14 Feb-15 May-15 Aug-15 Nov-15 Feb-16 May-16 Aug-16 Nov-16 Feb-17 Total Meals shared
  14. 14. Meal Makers in Pictures
  15. 15. Contact details  0800 783 7770 8 hello@mealmakers.org.uk * Room 28, Hydepark Business Centre, 60 Mollinsburn Street, Glasgow, G21 4SF www.mealmakers.org.uk

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