Come Eat Together

Volunteer peer support project

What does it do?

‘Come Eat Together' is a volunteer peer support project which aims to improve older people's ability to access, cook and enjoy healthy food together, helping them to be more resilient and better able to cope with life stage changes such as retirement, bereavement or ill health.

Come Eat Together : Bringing People Together With Food!The project is working in a number of ways to promote the enormous benefits of a healthy diet for older people including developing new Lunch Clubs and Dining Circles where older people can come together and take it in turns to cook for one another. 

As an intergenerational project it provides lots of opportunities for older people to share their skills with others, including with young people who are keen to learn as well as help.

The project is increasing awareness of healthy food by sharing new ideas and recipes to tempt the taste buds. We are also exploring different ways to help older people do their shopping.


Who it is for?

Older people in County Durham

Where it is available?

Local service (Durham, Easington, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Teesdale, Wear Valley, Chester-le-Street, Darlington, Derwentside, Sedgefield).

How to access or apply for it:

Contact us for more information:

T: 0191 374 6577 


Info last updated:

Age UK House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, County Durham, DH1 1TW