Next Healthy Steps

Organisation : Edinburgh Community Food
Grant Amount : £ 37,300

We wish to provide a stepping stone for women who have completed the programme at the Willow project. The Willow Project is a partnership project between Sacro, City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian. This city-wide programme supports women in the criminal justice system and aims to improve their health, access to services and reduce offending behaviour. We work with the women to provide healthy meals/food and provide straight-forward nutrition information in a relaxed and informal setting.This nutrition element of the programme is a vital part of the recovery process for women who have led/lead chaotic lifestyles. We wish to continue working with women who have completed the Willow programme and support them in healthy eating/lifestyles within their own communities. We will also provide accredited cooking skills and food hygiene training which supports employability.