At the heart of our community space we bring people together to share a healthy meal, find friendship & peer support. As part of this we also invite workers who are our friends from other organisations who join us informally for lunch. These visits are easy and casual, and a chance to talk in a warm and friendly environment.
When you next visit, if you’d like to find out more about what help is available and to meet the people who provide this – just ask. To see our calendar of guests from other organisations, please click here Friends Visits March-May
Lunch Positive will host two workshops during March which will be run by Tim Procter from THT and held at Dorset Gardens Methodist Church.
• Personal Independent Payments: Friday March 7, 2pm – 4.30 pm – Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
• Employment & Support Allowance: Friday March 14, 2 pm – 4.30 pm – Dorset Gardens Methodist Church
The government has made key changes to the main benefits for sick and disabled claimants.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is being replaced with Personal Independence Payments (PIP). All DLA claimants will be required to undergo a new assessment to transfer from DLA to PIP from 2015. If you are experiencing health problems and want to find out how to qualify for PIP this workshop will tell you.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) has a difficult Personal Capability Assessment requiring claimants to fill an ESA50 form which may be followed by a medical examination. These assessments need to be repeated for most claimants annually.
Both PIP and ESA have hidden tests with a point scoring system. Learning about the underlying tests and point scoring can help claimants approach the assessment with more confidence and help them decide what issues they need to raise.
To book a place, please complete this form. We will send you a confirmation. Thank you.
2013 has been our busiest year yet, and we’re looking forward to supporting more people in more ways during 2014.
We couldn’t have achieved what we have without the kindness, generosity and support of so many local individuals, groups and businesses during the last year. Thank you to all of you – those we know by name, and those we don’t. Every contribution has made a difference to us.
We wish you all Happy New Year and everything good for 2014!
Lunch Positive Volunteers
Click here to see our Supporters Thank You 2013: Supporters 2013 – Thank You!
One of Lunch Positive’s supporters, Colin Bentley is running the Brighton Full and Half Marathons to raise funds for our charity. Colin wants to use his improved health, fitness and having taking up running to help provide our frontline service.
‘Brighton half and full marathon 2014 are not far away and I will be running both for Lunch Positive which is one of the smallest charities and gives some of the most needed help. It provides a safe place for positive people to get together, share their experiences and gain support, whilst providing a nutritious lunch for next to nothing. I think this is a much needed service and want to raise as much as I can to help them maintain their great service.’
Please recognise his great efforts to help our charity.
You can visit Colin’s fundraisng page at https://localgiving.com/fundraising/colinbentley to read more of his story and to make a donation.
Thank you for your support!
Friday 20th – Christmas Lunch!
We’ll be open from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. with our mega Christmas Lunch (and raffle)!
There’s no charge for lunch, and we hope you’ll come along and join in the festivities!
More details closer to the time.
Friday 27th – Open
We WILL be open on Friday 27th December – 12 noon – 2.30 p.m.
We’ll be opening on this day!
Support Lunch Positive by going to this year’s World AIDS Day Concert.
This year the World AIDS Day Concert is being held on the afternoon of December 1st at St Mary’s Church, Kemp Town.
For the first time all Brighton & Hove LGBTQ choirs will be performing together and profits from ticket sales will be donated to Lunch Positive.
We’re incredibly grateful to everyone involved, and all monies raised will go directly to help run the lunch club.
Tickets can be bought online and also on the door. Details below. Please help spread the word and make this a hugely successful event!http://www.brightongmc.org/news/world-aids-day-concert-2013-tickets-now-on-sale/