From the National Federation:
More than 98,500 members have taken part in the resolution selection process this year, an increase of over 12,000 members. Thank you to everyone who made a selection.
Two resolutions have been selected to go forward to a final vote at the Annual Meeting in Brighton on 11th June. WIs should vote on each resolution separately. They should NOT vote for one resolution over the other but need to look at each resolution independently and vote for or against each of them. If both resolutions achieve a majority of votes ‘for’ at the Annual Meeting, then the NFWI will pass the two resolutions and the NFWI will campaigns on both these issues.
The two resolutions selected to go forward to the Annual Meeting are:
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 on to charities thus helping to address the issue of increasing food poverty in the UK.’
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.’
A range of resources have been produced by the Public Affairs Team to support WI discussions about the resolutions;
- Detailed briefing notes on avoid food waste, address food poverty and appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia;
- PowerPoint presentations which can be used to discuss the issue in your WI: avoid food waste, address food poverty presentation and appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia presentation;
- Online quizzes on each issue to test your knowledge;
- Paper copies of the quizzes which can be used to test your WI: avoid food waste, address food poverty quiz and answers and appropriate care in hospitals for people with dementia quiz and answers;
- A guide to holding a resolutions discussion;
- A FAQs guide to the resolutions process;
- Videos that cover both issues to gain a deeper understanding of each topic.
In addition to these resources, following a successful social media question and answer session held in January, the Public Affairs team has arranged the following dates and times for future discussions. This is an opportunity for members to ask questions about the resolutions process and find out more about how to get involved.
- Thursday 7th April – 3pm and 6pm
- Tuesday 20th April – 3pm and 6pm
- Wednesday 4th May – 3pm and 6pm