Signposting Documents

Leeds FAN does not advertise online specific details of food aid providers, unless the provider in question wishes us to do so. The main way in which we circulate information is through our signposting documents.

Please read the information below on how to appropriately use the different signposting documents.

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For Assistance

Contact Mary Halsey: Email – mary@leedsfoodaidnetwork.co.uk / Phone – (07557) 331519

If you need to access information very quickly, you can call Dave Paterson from Unity in Poverty Action on (07903) 123283. To access the password to view these documents, or receive copies of the documents by e-mail, please contact Mary Halsey (details below).

Signposting documents – a brief description:

Homeless and Food Aid Document:

This document is designed to help frontline workers or volunteers, who come into contact with people struggling with food poverty and/or homelessness, to signpost or refer them on to appropriate services and groups.
Please note that this document is to be used as a signposting tool only and not given out to people who use the services, or made publicly available. Thank you.
Please contact Mary Halsey or Dave Paterson (details below), if you have any questions about how to use the document and the reasons why.

Homelessness Initiatives Map:

This map shows some of the drop-in food provision and services that are available in the city centre, particularly for homeless people. It can be handed out to people using the services, to help them to find the venues. It is designed to be used alongside the Homeless and Food Aid Document, as times and dates of services need to be added in the spaces provided on the map.

We are currently trialling this map, so please do feedback to us about how useful you find it, any problems you have with using it, or suggestions of possible improvements.

Leeds (Trussell Trust) Foodbanks document: 

This document shows the venues and times for the different distribution outlets of the Trussell Trust Foodbanks in Wetherby, Leeds North and West, and Leeds South and East. It also includes details of where and when donations can be given to them.
Again, please use this for signposting only and do not hand it out.
If you want to refer people to these foodbanks you will need to contact the relevant foodbank (or more than one) about becoming a voucher holder.

  

Food Provision for Destitute Migrants in East Leeds: 

This document shows different venues in East Leeds where destitute migrants can go to access a small food parcel (and sometimes a meal) on different days of the week.
In this case, destitute migrants are those who have no right to claim benefits and who are likely to have a longer term need for support with food. We ask that people in this situation are pointed to these venues, rather than to the Trussell Trust Foodbanks. This document can be given out to those accessing the provision, and we encourage workers to distribute it as widely as possible to migrants who are destitute in the East Leeds area.

Food Provision for Destitute Migrants in South Leeds:

This ​document ​shows different venues in South Leeds where destitute migrants can go to access a small food parcel on different days of the week. In this case, destitute migrants are those who have no right to claim benefits and who are likely to have a longer term need for support with food. We ask that people in this situation are pointed to these venues, rather than to the Trussell Trust Foodbanks. This document can be given out to people accessing the provision.