After delivering this two-year programme within a partnership of organisations, we have designed a group of resources to document the group's Social Eating project learnings and to inform the delivery of future Social Eating groups. 

Social Eating Guide

Evidence increasingly shows that communal eating promotes social bonding and feelings of well-being. It also enhances people’s connections to their communities.

As part of Ambition for Ageing in Greater Manchester, we worked collaboratively with other providers in the local area to reduce isolation and lonliness for people aged 50+ through social eating.

The new Social Eating Guide and supporting documents have been created after a two-year programme delivered by a partnership of organisations, led by Talk, Listen, Change, (TLC), who designed and tested a range of social eating projects in Greater Manchester.

The information is available in three documents:


  • Social Eating Guide - a useful practical guide for groups and organisations wishing to set up social eating activities
  • Technical Handbookadditional technical information about setting up social eating activities
  • Project Story - evaluation and key learning from the project as we ran it

You can download all three documents above or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for paper copies of the guide.


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