Socially isolated Hornsey residents benefit from new supper club.
Socially isolated residents living close to Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Centre are being supported to make relationships, build social networks, and reconnect with others in their communities through a new fortnightly supper club.
The ‘Local Living Room Supper Club’ initiative, launched by Ahu who runs the café at Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Centre, supported by Haringey Council’s Local Area Coordination team, held its first meeting at the end of September and will now run fortnightly on a Thursday afternoon. Any residents wanting to attend can book their place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07811 808504. North London Estate Partnerships contributed £500 towards the running of the Supper Club, which is free for residents to access and provides them with a nutritionally balanced 3-course hot meal with vegan and vegetarian options. The sessions are being run by volunteers and will have numerous activities for the residents to get involved with such as music, a quiz and bingo sessions.
Hornsey Central Neighbourhood Health Centre in North London is occupied by a wide range of health and wellbeing services. This important NHS community building, which is managed and maintained by North London Estate Partnerships, is a key part of improving the health of local people and their access to a wide range of services. The new super club will encourage the local community to come into the building, helping to reduce loneliness and improve the wellness of local people through improved access to good food and nutritional advice.