Campaigns and Interventions:
In Summer 2019, Food Active delivered four six-week cooking courses, engaging with over thirty older male carers.
Once the cooking sessions had come to a close, we trained up five members of staff at Liverpool Carers Centre (within Local Solutions) who will continue to deliver the programme post-funding, and incorporate this as part of their existing programme of activities and classes for carers.
We have also developed an online toolkit which contains information, advice and practical support for older male carers.
Throughout the programme, data was collected to measure changes in dietary behaviours, knowledge and mental health at baseline and again after the six week course had been completed. We also evaluated the quality of the train-the-trainer programme. Preliminary data indicates the programme has been highly successful in increasing knowledge and skills in the kitchen, as well as making good friends. All sets of data are currently being evaluated as part of a wider evaluation of the whole project, and will be shared on this page as soon as it is ready.