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Hackney Lunch Clubs

A lunch clubs service that decreases social isolation and promotes the health and wellbeing of older people in Hackney. All aged 55+ are welcome to attend the lunch clubs.

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:

  • Reducing the number of older people becoming isolated and socially excluded
  • Empowering individuals to influence the design and delivery of the service they receive
  • Improving individuals’ quality of life
  • Ensuring Lunch Club services are accessible to disadvantaged groups including people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.

Hackney’s lunch clubs provide:

  • Healthy, filling and nutritious lunches starting at just £2.50
  • Social activities such as playing cards, mahjong and dominoes
  • The opportunity to take part in local outings
  • Longer trips, for example to the seaside.

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.

Hackney Lunch Clubs Impact Report 2021

There are lunch clubs at venues across the borough. Please contact the relevant lunch club directly if you are interested in joining. 

An Viet Foundation c/o Hackney Chinese Community Services
Vietnamese
287-32 Ellingfort Road, London E8 3PA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
020 8986 6171

Centre 151
Vietnamese, Laos, Cambodian
151 Whiston Road, London E2 8BN
Wednesday, Saturday
020 7739 3650

Chatsworth Road Methodist Church
General
99 Chatsworth Road, London E5 0LH
Thursday
020 8985 2230

Gascoyne One Lunch Club
General (incl vegan and halal)
Gascoyne Community Centre, Gascoyne Road, Homerton E9 7FA
Tuesdays at 1pm
07774 930 516

Hackney Caribbean Elderly Organisation
Caribbean
39 Leswin Road, London N16 7NX
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
020 7923 3536

Hackney Chinese Community Services
Chinese
287-32 Ellingfort Road, London E8 3PA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
020 8986 6171

Hackney Cypriot Association
Cypriot
5 Balls Pond Road, London, N1 4AX
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
0207 254 7920

Halkevi
Turkish, Kurdish
31-33 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3DF
Monday, Tuesday
020 7249 6980

Holly Street
General
331 Queensbridge Road, London E8 3LA
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
020 7923 1282

Hotline Meals
Jewish
12e Manor Road, London N16 5SA
Sunday – Thursday
020 8800 0414

Nightingale
General
19 Olympus Square, Nightingale Estate, London E5 8DS
Monday – Friday
020 8985 1309

North London Muslim Community Centre
Muslim, South Asian
66-68 Cazenove Road, London N16 6AA
Wednesday
020 8806 1147

Salvation Army Cambridge Heath
General
70 Mare Street, London E8 4RT
Monday – Friday
020 8985 4410

Woodberry Down – Lunch up
General
Kayani Ave, Woodberry Down, London N4 2HF
Tuesday, Saturday
020 8802 7580, 07804693461

You can download the list of lunch clubs here.

For general information about the lunch club programme please contact Shamima or  Jessica.

Hackney CVS manages the contract for Hackney’s Lunch Clubs for Hackney Council.

"The lunch clubs are a very good place to have a nice lunch and to get out and meet people"

Priscilla Bell