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FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Food for Thought with Queens Cross Housing Association, February 2019.
WHAT: Food for Thought is a free engaging and informative talk
series on research which is relevant to people’s lives followed by
dinner and discussion in community venues in North Glasgow.
WHERE AND WHEN: Community venues in Maryhill and
Westercommons in North Glasgow, February 2019.
WHO: Community partnership between CPE and Queens
Cross Housing Association (QCHA), Social Regeneration
Team managed by Jamie Ballantyne. Researchers from
across the University have been involved. Between 15 and
30 people usually attend each talk; a combination of tenants
and other members of the public from the local community
and sometimes from further afeld depending on the topic.
Our regular attendees have helped shape the project and the
feedback has been really positive.
WHY: QCHA’s own social research highlighted stark fndings
around the challenges caused by poverty and inequality.
Food for Thought was designed to ofer QCHA tenants and the
wider community new learning and social experiences to reduce
social isolation. Attendees are ofered a hot home cooked
nutritious dinner from QCHA’s community café, Flourish House
and although they are an evening event, the talks are always
in an environment without alcohol to provide an alternative
for people. Food for Thought take place from 6.30pm –
8.30pm on the last Thursday of the month over a few
months in the academic year in a few QCHA community
venues. Our message is that everyone is welcome along and
everyone’s contribution to the discussion is valued.
OUTPUTS: Food for Thought in February 2020 was with
GCU Community Partner, Gathering the Voices and we were
joined by 19 members of the public and the QCHA team
and our frst online FfT was in July 2020 with the HEADS:UP
Mindfulness and Stroke Research Team at GCU with 3 members
of the public and links were made between the Mindfulness
group within QCHA and the researchers. Recruitment for
their new study is going to be shared within the Older
OUTCOMES: At February’s Talk ‘And Then I Came to Live in
Glasgow’ by Dr Angela Shapiro, GCU Honorary Fellow,
GCU Emirates Professor and Gathering The Voices Association,
from the feedback we know that:
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