Loneliness can affect a person’s mental health and can contribute to other health conditions such as anxiety and depression. With the help of a Teign Housing Community Chest grant, the Jubilee Close Luncheon Club are doing their bit to tackle loneliness and isolation in their community.
The club hosts lunches on the second Friday of each month where diners enjoy a range of entertainment alongside good food. Beth Corbett, the club’s spokesperson told us: “we have the straightforward intention of providing a social occasion with a simple, healthy, freshly-cooked, homely two-course meal to those who live alone or are isolated and rely on less nutritious ready-meals or meals on wheels.”
If you would like to run a similar scheme, or have an idea for another project or event that would benefit Teign Housing tenants and the local community, but need some funding to get you started or to expand. Our Community Chest Grants can help fund projects with grants of up to £500. To apply for a grant, download an application form from our community chest page.