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Date(s) - 14/09/2017
12:00 am

Headway East London


Hackney based charity Headway East London is delighted to present the latest offering of their growing supper club series, Headway EATS. Utilising the skills, enthusiasm and energy of their client group – survivors of brain injury – 40 lucky diners will be treated to a scrumptious evening of culinary delights; cooked by, served and eaten alongside these burgeoning chefs.
The three course menu on offer will be the result of weeks of development sessions in Headway East London’s purpose built kitchen. Members [1] are encouraged to explore memories and stories of food and suggest supper ideas for the evening, whilst constantly developing their culinary skill sets.
The evening will begin with a welcome drink before guests, staff, volunteers and members sit and eat together on shared tables for a sociable, inclusive experience. By hosting the event in the charity’s main centre, diners can fully immerse themselves in the community setting of Headway East London. A group of members will also lead a short showcase for visitors during the evening, demonstrating their interests and talents. This time, diners will be treated to musical performances by our very own members (both singing and instrumental).
Food is an integral part of the Headway East London day and forms one of its key occupational projects. As well as the supper clubs the charity runs a lunch club Monday to Friday, working with  members to provide a hot meal for everyone at the centre. The lively kitchen is a hub of activity with members supported and encouraged to work together, enabling a sense of value and achievement.
Headway East London works with food networks such as Fareshare.org.uk who handle approximately 1.5% of the surplus food available in the UK. They also source produce from local suppliers Growingcommunities.org, and have set up work exchanges with Leila’s Shop and Foodcycle.org.uk.
Headway East London is a charity supporting people affected by brain injury. Working across 13 London boroughs we offer specialist support and services for survivors and their family. We offer therapies, advocacy, family support and community support work alongside our day service: a community venue where people can make the most of their abilities and interests. Our vision is to build a community where people with brain injury are valued, respected and able to fulfil their potential.
[1] ‘Member’ is Headway East London’s term for people with a brain injury attending the centre or accessing services
Tickets can be bought online through Yapsody: https://headwayel.yapsody.com/event/index/125216/headway-eats-14-september