Amazing food and lively company.
Welcome to the Hove Luncheon Club website. We are a lunch club for older people in the area around Hove, Hangleton and Portslade.
Watch the video below to get an idea of what the club is all about.
We meet every Tuesday during school term time at Hove Methodist Church between 12:30 and 2:30. A three course meal with door to door transport provided by Brighton and Hove Community Transport currently costs £2 thanks to the generosity of our funders and Hove Methodist Church.
We are a ‘not for profit’ community group that is managed by one worker and 18 volunteers and a management committee made up of a mixture of members and volunteers. We fund-raise to keep our costs low to make the club accessible to all. We use surplus food provided by the charity fareShare Brighton and Hove and have an after lunch programme that can be anything from music and singing to gardening to talks on hobbies. Above all we are a friendly and inclusive group.
We are nearly at the end of the Thursday lunch club aimed at people with learning disabilities and older people. It has been an amazing 39 weeks and with the help of Comic Relief at Sussex Community Foundation and the fabulous team of 15 volunteers we have fed around 35-40 people every Thursday. Lots of organisations have supported us especially the Supported Employment Team from Brighton and Hove City Council, South Down Housing, Grace Eyre and Brighton Housing Trust. We are hoping to find funding to continue this valuable and important aspect of the club as we recognise that there are many people with learning disabilities who are lonely and isolated and in need of some company and a good meal. Watch this space!
With thanks to our generous funders