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Thurrock lunch club helps tackle isolation! - The Health Lottery

BATIAS Independent Advocacy Service were awarded £20,267 by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery East.

This two-year project will run a lunch club where people with a learning disability will cook and enjoy a meal together. Those attending will come from South Ockendon and Grays in Thurrock in Essex. The project responds to the fact that people with a learning disability are often isolated in their community and a lunch club will provide them with further opportunities to make new friends and learn cooking skills. The idea has come directly from people with a learning disability who attend the group’s social club.

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