Lunch Positive, the charity which provides a weekly lunch club and community space for people with HIV is developing a three year business plan to respond to greater numbers of people attending the project and increased need for the service.
The lunch club is provided through a team of twenty five volunteers who are helping look at future plans for the project and how to contribute.
The business planning project is being supported in its initial stages by Impetus, the local charity which empowers local people by championing volunteering and strengthening community and voluntary organisations.
Gary Pargeter, Project Manager, said:
“We continue to see consistent uptake of new people using Lunch Positive, many of whom do not access any other support services locally. The difficult economic climate has shown that many more people are struggling financially – finding difficulty in eating healthily on a regular basis. Large numbers also find it difficult to meet their peers and find support. As we see more people and respond to greater need it’s essential that everyone has the opportunity to get involved in planning for the future. Along with our members we’ve a great team of people who bring a host of knowledge and skills, and commitment to our future. We are just about to celebrate National Volunteers Week and also our fourth anniversary, so this is a great time to start work on our longer term plans.”
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