A NEW lunch club aimed at preventing social isolation in the community has been launched in Bournemouth.

The Crumbs Project has set up the initiative at the Life Centre in Moordown, with diners welcome to enjoy a two-course meal prepared and served by Crumbs' mixed ability trainees on the first Monday of every month from 12.30pm for £5 per person.

Several regular lunch clubs already take place at venues across the town, all hosted by The Crumbs Project, which works with adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and stabilised addictions, providing supported training services and work experience.

Crumbs’ Lunch Clubs aims to prevent social isolation within the community by bringing local people together to enjoy friendly company and a delicious home-cooked meal. The outreach scheme also provides Crumbs trainees with valuable work experience opportunities as they showcase their culinary and customer service skills.

The Crumbs Project Food Services Manager, Erika Sloper said; “Our Lunch Clubs continue to bring communities together, creating a place for people to enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as well as a home-cooked meal. We are pleased to be working with the Life Centre and looking forward to welcoming new members from the Moordown community.”

Crumbs’ Community Lunches take place at the Life Centre in Moordown on first Monday of the month from 12.30pm to 2pm; All Saints, Southbourne on the first Tuesday of the month from 12.30pm to 2pm; Holy Epiphany Church in Bournemouth every Wednesday from 1pm to 2pm; St Marks Church, Talbot Village on the first Wednesday of the month from 12.30pm to 2pm and The Crumbs Project's Fish & Chip Lunch takes place on the fourth Friday of the month fro 12.30pm to 32pm.

For further information about Crumbs’ Community Lunches visit crumbs.org.uk/about/outreach-locations/ or contact Erika on erikas@crumbs.org.uk or 01202 519320.