Local Authority Toolkit
Local Authority Toolkit
We recognise the great work councils are doing with your vulnerable residents and want to do all we can to support you. 

We are therefore providing you with these press, digital and print assets to aid you in communicating the ‘how to access food’ messaging during the coronavirus pandemic.
We know you are likely to be already doing work to spread these messages to your audiences. We would welcome any feedback you have on the assets and would be grateful to see any examples of them being used.
In this toolkit you will find:
  • Template press release – adaptable to include further information on the local services you have available
  • Template media Q&A – to support the handling of media enquiries on accessing food
  • Draft web copy*
  • Draft print copy*
  • Sample social media posts
  • Social media graphic and video*
*Please do not alter these assets before you use them
The Royal Voluntary Service also has an FAQ document for referrers, which they update regularly: https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders-portal/referral-healthcare-referrers
Please note that we will update this toolkit with new or amended assets to ensure they are up-to-date. 
Many thanks, 

Defra Communications