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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 feedback from service users, as well listing the diverse range of activities the lunch clubs provide for their members.

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.

Hackney Lunch Clubs Network Impact Report 2021

The Hackney Lunch Clubs Network Impact Report includes a satisfaction survey of 479 members. It highlights the crucial role the lunch clubs play in supporting older people in Hackney, and how much they are valued by their members.

Hackney Lunch Clubs serve the diverse communities in Hackney by providing lunches and reducing isolation for older people by (subject to social distancing restrictions) providing leisure and health activities, regular meeting places and opportunities to make new friends.

Lunch Clubs hope to achieve outcomes that 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 communities.
During the pandemic, these services were severely disrupted but many clubs continued to provide support in as many ways as possible, including home deliveries of hot meals and food packages, shopping and medicine deliveries, regular wellbeing checks and online Zoom activities.

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