community lunch clubs Stratford upon Avon
Community Lunch Clubs

Community lunch clubs are for all Stratford on Avon District residents to enjoy. Part of our mission is to keep Stratford moving through our community transport. What makes it more viable is knowing that there are safe places for older residents to connect with others, enjoy time out and feel part of a caring community. Our community lunch clubs provide that.

 

The Challenge

To assess need and set up a variety of community activities that provide a safe environment for residents in Stratford on Avon District to enjoy using proven models of community group development.  The aim is to help communities grow by introducing them to ways to enhance their community services and reduce reliance on government provision of such groups/services.

VASA have begun with lunch clubs, day services, dementia walks, carer respite groups and gardening projects.

The Solution

VASA has set up three working lunch clubs so far and intend to increase that to ten depending on community demand. We assessed the need through our community drivers and those clients who use our community transport service.

We then find suitable, risk assessed premises within the model budget and recruit volunteers to cook, assist with admin, oversee the lunches, attend to the clients and manage the finances. We train all volunteers and manage the groups. Each group is made up of 14 – 24 attendees dependent on premises. Once established, we aim to ‘hand over’ the groups to the local committee set up to manage them for the community they are in.

New Community Groups

3 Lunch Clubs

VASA has set up 3 new lunch clubs since January with 7 more pending

1 Gardening Project

Working in partnership on a dementia allotment project

2 Day Services

Day services provide much needed time out for carers and cared for. VASA has set up 2 new day services, is in partnership with 2 carers cafes and set to have 6 day services by mid year!

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Interested In Working With Us?

If you’re interested in booking a place at our lunch clubs, day services or other groups call us on 01789 262889 or email sam@vasa.org.uk.  If you’d like to volunteer to assist at a group email volunteer@vasa.org.uk

Welcome to VASA – Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon District

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