YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people

 We take a holistic approach to tackling food poverty, obesity and social inequalities. Issues which currently affect three million young people from “disadvantaged” backgrounds in the UK.

Our youth work is about making a sustainable difference to the lives of these young people.

Many young people are reaching an age of independence without the simple skills to eat well on a budget. This is damaging to health, well-being and financial security.

We focus on ‘hard to reach’ young adults. We meet them where they’re at and help them to access vital life skills and develop their careers.

Making participation is easy is key. We take our courses to participants and create a relaxed and inclusive environment working in partnership with organisations that have young people in their care.

All meals are prepared as a team and eaten as a team at the end of the session. Participants leave with the confidence to cook without recipes and prepare meals unaided.

Our courses are tailored to the needs of each group and led by professional session leaders. We run both digital and physical sessions. Get in touch to find out how we can work with you.

Youth Work – Improving physical and mental health and wellbeing!

“Firstly, It’s a great opportunity for young people who can’t afford to have a proper dinner at home or in the hostel. Secondly, It helps us to learn how to cook and makes us feel confident about it. There is no ‘I can’t cook’ because with the right directions you do it! Also, cookery class gives us a chance to try different flavours.

Lastly, the most important part; we all are different, have different stories and some of us come from different countries but with the cookery class, there is no difference. We are same. We cook, we chat and we eat together. It makes me feel like I am with my family.”

Participant

Depaul UK

Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.

“I believer the main success of the course was being able to get the young people committed and fully involved in the project. Have also received positive feedback from the young people in the group.”

Dilu

Youth Worker, Somers Town Youth Centre

Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.
Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.
Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.
“The children and parents loved the sessions that were ran by Eat Club. We had children from 3-11 years old attending and all of them had a really good time. They learnt a lot about how to use food that might otherwise go to waste and really enjoyed trying new things and getting involved with the preparation, cooking and most importantly the eating! The quick banana ice cream was a particular favourite. We would love to run more sessions in the future with Eat Club.”
Claire

School Business Manager, Gospel Oak School

“Eat Club is a very cool way of interacting with other young people who share similar interests and also a fun way of testing out certain skills. David has a calm approach towards us and is friendly to talk to, never judges you for making a mistake and is fun to be around. Overall Eat Club is brilliant.”

Participant

Depaul UK

“I have seen young people who have never interacted before the sessions, work together cooperatively.”
Steve

Senior Youth Worker, Gateway Foyer Hostel

Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.

“Copenhagen Youth Project (CYP) have worked in partnership with Eat Club for over two years completing some innovative, exciting, educational and progressive programmes.

These programmes have engaged children and young people aged from 7 to 25 with positive outcomes enabling real change in their lives.

Through the Eat Club programme an industrious, safe and warm environment has been developed which in turn has supported children young people to experience new opportunities, be creative and grow positively using food preparation, cooking and eating as the vehicle.

Eat Club has provided education around food, nutrition and healthier life styles and has also provided knowledge and information on catering and the food industry, skills in planning, preparing and cooking food.

Moreover, hidden behind these more obvious outcomes we have observed children and young people improve their team working skills, communication skills, listening skills, responsiveness, resilience and responsibility. The Eat Club programme has been delivered by a friendly, hardworking and interactive team who have been flexible in their approach resulting in a positive experience and progressive outcomes for all children and young people who participated.”

Stephen

Project Director & Senior Youth Worker, Copenhagen Youth Project

Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.
Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.
Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.

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At the end of the last session, 88% of respondents were confident to cook their favourite Eat Club dish at home themselves

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87% of Eat Club respondents state that they have learned new cooking skills during the sessions

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At the end of the last session, 100% of respondents who could not cook their favourite meal state a desire to learn (compared to 67% at the first session)

Eat Club - YOUTH WORK – Making a sustainable difference to the future of the young people.

Get in touch

For all inquiries contact Eat Club by:

Phone

+44 7452 999751

Email

Address

CAN Mezzanine 49-51 East Road,
London, N1 6AH