Simon Shaw

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Simon Shaw

Exploring innovative enterprise models for meals on wheels provision

Fellowship

Focus

Employing social enterprise to support older people's access to food

Fellowship year

2019

Locality

London

Biography

I head up the food poverty team at the food and farming charity Sustain. My Fellowship explored enterprising approaches to meals on wheels delivery for older people. I investigated how meals were delivered by a range of public, charitable, social enterprise and private sector organisations and how they manage to survive and thrive. This is of particular relevance to the UK, where reductions in traditional funding have led to the closure of many meals on wheels services, despite high levels of malnutrition amongst older people living in the community. There are organisations managing to buck this trend and continue to deliver or even expand their services. Since my Fellowship I co-founded Sustain's Older People's Food Campaign and I am currently delivering a project focusing on older people's access to food at the point of hospital discharge and beyond.

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All Reports are copyright © the author. The moral right of the author has been asserted. The views and opinions expressed by any Fellow are those of the Fellow and not of the Churchill Fellowship or its partners, which have no responsibility or liability for any part of them.

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