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Report published on lunch clubs in Hackney

A report by Hackney CVS shows the results of the satisfaction survey carried out by the 14 lunch clubs in Hackney. It includes brief case studies and feedback from service users, as well listing the diverse range of activities the lunch clubs provide for their members. 
As with any satisfaction survey the aim is to gauge the levels of service user satisfaction and strive to improve services.
The report, written by Hackney CVS, for funders London Borough of Hackney, but can also be shared widely to promote the work of Hackney Lunch Clubs Network and how lunch clubs help their members to age well.

About Lunch Clubs

Hackney Lunch Clubs serve the diverse communities in Hackney by providing lunches and reducing isolation and loneliness for older people by providing leisure and health activities, regular meeting places and opportunities to make new friends.
While some Hackney Lunch Clubs are tailored to meet the needs of specific BAME communities all lunch clubs are open to Hackney residents aged 55 and over, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, faith or religion, and residents are free to choose whichever club they feel best meets their individual needs.
Hackney Lunch Clubs aim to improve health and wellbeing by:
• Reducing the number of older people becoming isolated and socially excluded
• Empowering individuals to influence the design and delivery of the service they receive 
• Improving individuals’ quality of life
• Ensuring Lunch Club services are accessible to disadvantaged groups including people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. 
As well as hot lunches cooked on the premises, the lunch clubs provide health and wellbeing classes and awareness sessions on a host of topics that benefit their members. They also have outings to places of interest locally, and regionally such as trips to the seaside.
For details on Hackney Lunch Clubs contact:
Suj Ahmed, Hackney CVS’s Development Coordinator for Lunch Clubs

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