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2016: Annual Meeting Resolutions

At the NFWI Annual Meeting in Brighton on 11 June 2016 delegates voted to pass two resolutions, which will both now form the basis of new NFWI campaigns.

The NFWI will be putting together campaign action packs for both of these new campaigns that will include background to the campaign, as well as ideas for how members can get involved. If you would like a copy of the action pack, or would like more information about the campaign, please contact the Public Affairs Department.

Avoid food waste, address food poverty

The WI calls on all supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, thereby passing surplus food onto charities thus helping to address the issue of increasing food poverty in the UK Snailbeach WI, Shropshire Federation

The resolution was passed with 82.7% of the vote.  

Votes cast in favour: 5,146. Votes cast against:  1,080  

Delegates voted in support of this year’s NFWI resolution to ‘avoid food waste, address food poverty’. The resolution calls on supermarkets to sign up to a voluntary agreement to avoid food waste, as well as to pass surplus food on to charities to help address the issue of food poverty in the UK.

To find out more information about the campaign and how you can get involved, please see here

Appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia

We call upon HM Government and the NHS to provide facilities to enable carers to stay with people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia that have been admitted into hospital. Norley WI, Cheshire Federation

The resolution was passed with 79.4% of the vote.

Votes cast in favour: 4,920. Votes cast against: 1,274

Delegates voted to pass the above resolution aimed at transforming hospital care for those with dementia. This mandate now empowers the NFWI and WIs across the country to campaign for improved hospital access for family carers of those with dementia.

To find out more information about the campaign and how you can get involved, please see here.

Information about both resolutions

A range of resources have been produced by the Public Affairs Team to support WI discussions about the resolutions;