Hackney Lunch Clubs serve the diverse communities in Hackney by providing lunches and reducing isolation and loneliness for older people by providing leisure and health activities, regular meeting places and opportunities to make new friends.
Whilst some Hackney Lunch Clubs are tailored to meet the needs of specific BAME communities. All lunch clubs are open to Hackney residents aged 55 and over, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, faith or religion, and residents are free to choose whichever club they feel best meets their individual needs.
All lunch clubs hope to achieve outcomes that improve health and wellbeing by:
Hackney’s lunch clubs provide:
Hackney Lunch Clubs Network Impact Report 2021
The report includes a satisfaction survey of 479 members and highlights the crucial role the lunch clubs play in supporting older people in Hackney, and how much they are valued by their members.
An Viet Foundation c/o Hackney Chinese Community Services
28-32 Ellingfort Road, London, E8 3PA.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.30am to 4.30pm
020 8986 6171
VLC – Centre 151
151 Whiston Road, London, E2 8GU
Wednesday, Saturday – 10.30am to 1.00pm
020 7739 3650
Chats Lunch Club
99 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH
Thursday – 11.00am to 4.00pm
07852 572 096
Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation
39 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 10.30am to 3.30pm
020 7923 3536
Hackney Chinese Community Services
28-32 Ellingfort Road, London E8 3PA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.30 to 4.30pm
020 8986 6171
Hackney Cypriot Association
5 Balls Pond Road, London, N1 4AX
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 9.00am to 5.00pm
020 7254 7920
31-33 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DF
Monday, Wednesday – 12.00pm to 3.00pm
020 7249 6980
Holly Street Luncheon Club
331 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3LA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday – 9.00am to 2.00pm
020 7923 1282
Hot Line Meals Lunch Club
Schonfeld Square Care Home, N16 0QQ
Sunday to Thursday (for residents of Schonfeld Square only)
19 Olympus Square, Nightingale Estate, London, E5 8DS
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – 9.30am to 1.30pm
020 8985 1309
North London Muslim Community Centre
Muslim, South Asian
66-68 Cazenove Road, London, N16 6AA
Tuesday – 2pm for women, Wednesday – 2pm for men.
020 8806 1147 ext 4
Salvation Army Cambridge Heath
70 Mare Street, London E8 4RT
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
020 8985 4410
Lunch Up – Woodberry Down
Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF
Tuesday, Saturday – 12.30pm to 2.00pm.
020 8802 7580, 07804693461
You can download the list of lunch clubs here.
For general information about the lunch club programme please contact Rachel.
Hackney CVS manages the contract for Hackney’s Lunch Clubs for Hackney Council.
Hackney has a number of lunch clubs that are not part of the contract for Hackney’s Lunch Clubs.
See below for details.
Gascoyne 1 Lunch Club
Gascoyne One Community Centre, Gascoyne Road, Hackney Wick, London, E9 7FA.
020 4547 7328.
Doors open at noon and meal is at 1pm. Finishes at 2.30pm.
The three-course meal is free. This is a drop-in Lunch Club.
"The lunch clubs are a very good place to have a nice lunch and to get out and meet people"