Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021
News Every Day |

Rashford urges NHS workers to help sign families up to food voucher scheme


AS Roma v Manchester United - UEFA Europa League
Marcus Rashford wants more eligible families to sign up to the Healthy Start scheme (Picture: Getty Images)

England star Marcus Rashford has urged medics to help get families in need signed up to a food voucher scheme.

The footballer says he is concerned that more than 40% of those eligible for the Healthy Start initiative are still not registered.

Now the Manchester United striker and anti-hunger campaigner says numbers could be ‘plateauing’ for the Government-backed scheme, which he praised for helping thousands after widespread efforts last year.

In an open letter to health professionals, published in the BMJ, he said: ‘Since November 2020, members of the Child Food Poverty Taskforce have used their channels and platforms to communicate about the Healthy Start scheme and to tell people how to access it, with the hope that we will be able to reach the majority of those most in need.

‘While we have seen 57,000 more parents benefit from the scheme as a result, I’m concerned we are plateauing.

‘More than 40% of those eligible for the vouchers are still not registered for the scheme, and I’m confident that the majority of these parents can be found in communities just like mine, where I grew up — no internet, no high street, no word of mouth.’

Rashford waged a high-profile campaign last year to persuade the Government to broaden free school meals to vulnerable youngsters in England throughout the school holidays during the Covid crisis and forced Prime Minister Boris Johnson into a major U-turn.

A general view of the mural at Trafford Park is seen on July 14, 2021 in Manchester, England. A Giant mural in support of the three England footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka has been unveiled in Manchester.
A giant mural supporting England footballers Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka in Manchester is one of many to support the three players who missed penalties in the Euro 2020 final (Picture: Getty Images)

The 23-year-old has continued to speak out about issues like child poverty and literacy, drawing on his own experiences growing up.

He has won widespread praise for his campaign – and, after facing racist abuse following a penalty miss in England’s Euro 2020 final with Italy – an outpouring of love from Manchester and across the country.

Rashford has backed a number of child food poverty incentives and became the youngest person to top the Sunday Times Giving List by raising £20 million in donations from supermarkets for groups tackling child poverty.

One of his latest initiatives, launched erlier this year, was with Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, which the footballer said he hoped could help remove the kind of ‘embarrassment’ his mother had felt when using food banks.

He described the stigma attached to programmes such as Healthy Start vouchers as ‘the most silly thing I’ve ever heard’.

In his letter in the BMJ, Rashford said more awareness is needed to ensure all those who are entitled to be part of the scheme are made aware of their eligibility.

He wrote: ‘Healthcare professionals are in a position to highlight the Healthy Start scheme to eligible parents, and I would very much appreciate it if you would consider collaborating with us on communicating and educating people about the scheme when possible.’

The striker told healthcare professionals ‘we need you’ and asked them to use an online eligibility calculator to determine who is entitled to the scheme and ensure people do not miss out.

He added: ‘Help us reach those most in need in our communities.’

Labour’s Wes Streeting, shadow child poverty secretary, said: ‘More and more children are living in poverty under the Tories. With no Government strategy for lifting children out of poverty, once again we see Marcus Rashford having to do the Government’s work for them.’

People can check if they are eligible for the scheme by clicking here.

Get in touch with our news team by emailing us at webnews@metro.co.uk.

For more stories like this, check our news page.

MORE : ‘I needed to feel like I was playing my part’ – Marcus Rashford shares emotional open letter responding to surgery criticism

Read also

[Volleyball] Hawks Make History Defeating (25) Westmont

The Big List of Frankfurt Distributor Events

Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright put on rare public display of affection as they cuddle after date night

Слот 7

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Wedding Hair and Makeup - Get Ready to Try on Wedding Dresses with me! - KayleyMelissa

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


Настроение

Опросы, проведённые в народе, выяснили: население в целом довольно...




Новости России
Game News

How to overclock your PC


Russian.city


Рейтинг проектов с самыми высокими потолками в премиальном сегменте


Губернаторы России
#123ru.net

Портал покупки лекарств


Covid Free: стартовал национальный проект по добровольной сертификации

Путин оценил прошедшие выборы в Госдуму

В Подмосковье прошли инженерно-спортивные соревнования «Формула Студент Россия 2021»

Очное участие Путина в саммите G20 будет зависеть от ситуации с коронавирусом


Рэпер Тимати снова отправился на отдых с предполагаемой возлюбленной Сашей Дони

Аврора пришла на показ Чапурина в изумрудном бархате, а Баста — в ярком пуховике

Певец Николай Попов получил "Орден России"

Яков Якубович призвал к повторным выборам в регионах, где было ДЭГ


«Обидно, что не смог навязать достойную борьбу». Александр Бублик остановился в шаге от пятого финала на турнирах серии ATP

Сочинской теннисистке Елене Весниной вернули украденные медали

Смотреть онлайн Петер Годжовчик — Карен Хачанов. ATP Мец. Теннис. Прямая трансляция 23 сентября 2021

Соболенко впервые в карьере квалифицировалась на итоговый турнир WTA




ЦБ и банки обсуждают возможность расчета долговой нагрузки россиян по расходам

Путин заявил, что Россия не допустит повторения трагедии Второй мировой войны

Суд снизил срок ограничения свободы экс-сотруднику ФБК Ляскину на два месяца

Шоу «Битва экстрасенсов» вернётся в эфир с новым сезоном и новым скептиком


Фитнес-марафон: 2 неделя

Актер Андрей Мерзликин высмеял новости о своем «разводе» с женой

Сёмин: я ни в коем случае не собираюсь завершать тренерскую карьеру

Лосев: «Путин встретится с Зе в Кремле, даст газ и примет капитуляцию»



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Moscow.media