We are happy to announce that our Healthy Holidays Project in Bradford has won an award in the Staying Healthy and Creative category for the Room for Young People Awards 2020!
Over summer, youth workers have provided 109 food parcels with 975 meals worth of food to young people and families in Great Horton, Bradford.
In the summer months those who are eligible for free school meals can be left with little food. Parents often even skip meals to help ensure that their children can eat during this time. The Healthy Holidays Programme is there to try and address holiday hunger.
Due to the local lockdown in Bradford, it did restrict what we could do. However, we were still able to keep contact with young people, and meet families. This created the space for conversations around Covid-19, which included fears, the new regulations and myth busting.
“You guys are saviours coming out in this weather and still delivering food parcels to families in need” (Ruth, Withins Close)
We were still able to run some socially distanced activities, such as rounders, alongside Bradford South youth workers. Youth workers were also able to carry out a site assessment of Withins Close and Black Mountain, looking at litter and access of the green space to start implementing the plans that young people made before lock-down to help improve their area.
It has been great to still maintain the presence in the area, despite the Covid-19 restrictions, and we look forward to carry on working in the area over the coming months.