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Crumbs project launches new lunch club

The Crumbs project

Due to the continued success of The Crumbs Project outreach program, the charity is launching an additional regular Community Lunch at the Lifecentre in Bournemouth.

The Crumbs Project works with adults with mental health conditions, learning disabilities and stabilized addictions, providing supported training services and work experience. As part of the charity’s community outreach program, Crumbs’ mixed ability trainees currently delivers several regular lunch clubs at venues across Bournemouth.

The art deco building in Moordown will now host a regular lunch club on the first Monday of every month from 12.30pm. The Crumbs team will prepare a varied menu of traditional favorites using seasonal produce. Diners can expect a warm and friendly welcome, as well as delicious two-course meal for only £5 per person.

Crumbs’ Lunch Clubs aims to prevent social isolation within the community by bringing local people together to enjoy friendly company and a delicious homecooked meal. The outreach program also provides Crumbs trainees valuable work experience opportunities as they showcase their culinary and customer service skills.

The Crumbs Project Food Services Manager, Erika Sloper said; “Our Lunch Clubs continue to bring communities together, creating a place for people to enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, as well as a home-cooked meal. We are pleased to be working with the Life Centre and looking forward to welcoming new members from the Moordown community.”

Details of Crumbs’ Community Lunches can be found below:
Life Centre, Moordown, BH9 2AU, First Monday of the month, 12.30- 2pm
All Saints, Southbourne, BH6 5EH, First Tuesday of the month, 12.30-2pm
Holy Epiphany Church, Bournemouth, BH9 3JT, Every Wednesday, 1-2pm
St Marks Church, Talbot Village, BH10 4HY, First Wednesday of the month, 12.30-2pm
The Crumbs Project Fish & Chip Lunch, BH10 4EP, Fourth Friday of the month, 12.30-2pm

For further information about Crumbs’ Community Lunches please visit or contact Erika on 01202 519320 or email

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Local Catering Charity partners up with Face Forward to promote employment!

Bournemouth based charity The Crumbs Project has joined a National Lottery funded programme to support marginalised young adults seeking employment.

The Crumbs Project is a catering service that provides a structured programme of support, learning and professional development for young adults of mixed abilities. The charity has joined the Face Forward project to provide personalised support and training for young adults seeking employment.

Face Forward is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and the European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities Programme. The project will benefit 780 young adults aged 15 to 24 in Dorset, who are marginalised from mainstream activity through personal or circumstantial barriers.

Face Forward creates unique programs that are personalised to each young adult, exploring their interests and ambitions. The overall aim is to inspire confidence, alongside development of the required skills and qualifications to help the most disengaged young adults move towards training opportunities and work.

Leanne Miller from Crumbs explains that the partnership “will further the services which Crumbs can offer to young adults in the area and that the team are really excited for the future.”

Please note that to join Face Forward, you will need to:

  • Be a young adult aged 15-24 (18-24 for Crumbs!)
  • Reside in Dorset
  • Be unemployed or economically inactive
  • Have the right to reside and work in the UK
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