Meet for a meal and a chat
Lunches may be held in village and church halls, schools or local pubs. They provide a chance for older people to meet and chat, and make new friends over a hot meal.
Each lunch club is unique, meeting the needs of the members. A local pub may provide a meal by arrangement, involving no organisation or funding. A church hall might be a suitable venue for a hot meal delivered by a catering company, served by volunteers who have collected local residents by car. Some volunteers enjoy cooking for 5 or 50!
Some lunches are followed by a speaker or a quiet games afternoon and in one case by a film. Others are designed to give carers a break. All provide companionship and increase the network of close contacts.