Improving nutrition and creating friendships: the benefits of the Casserole Club in Brighton
Casserole Club is a great way of both improving nutrition and creating friendships. The community service, run by the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, connects volunteers and older neighbours together to share a meal and have a friendly chat on a regular basis. The service is a wonderful way to connect communities and provide nutritious meals to older people who may at times feel lonely or isolated.
Despite the majority of diners being over the age of 65, as it has grown in Brighton the project has seen an influx of diners from other age groups who may also be in need of a home-cooked meal and friendly chat.
“I look forward to seeing the [cook] every Wednesday. It’s a chance to have something homemade and different.” A user of the Casserole Club in Brighton
As well as providing nutritious food and reducing isolation, the Club can also provide advice about additional support that is available from the local council, NHS or Age UK Brighton and Hove.
So with the ability to tackle undernutrition, reduce isolation and improve wellbeing, let’s hope the Casserole Club initiative will continue to thrive in Brighton and beyond!
Find out more, please visit https://bhfood.org.uk/get-involved/casserole-club/