This exciting new programme seeks to increase the number of opportunities for older people to come together and eat communally in Greater Manchester, thereby creating a range of social occasions where people feel they belong and can make new friends with whom they can eat regularly. These are very significant factors in reducing social isolation among the over 50s - an increasing evidence base tells us that communal eating increases social bonding, feelings of well-being and enhances people’s connections to their communities.
To this end, we will be piloting a range of social eating projects, intended to become sustainable in the longer term. The learning gained through delivery will be used to create a ‘how to’ guide for people wishing to run similar projects in future. The work will be delivered in 23 wards across Bury, Rochdale, Bolton and Manchester.
We look forward to working with Talk Listen Change (TLC), the lead contractor for the project who will be working in conjunction with seven other partner organisations.
For more details, contact Emily Williams, People Helping People Lead
0161 872 1100
Regular news updates about the programme will be published on this page.
In the meantime, you can follow developments on Twitter @TLC_Charity