Solihull Hebrew Congregation Thursday Club
The Solihull Thursday Club was established in 2003. Most of the work is carried out by a by a dedicated team of volunteers which serves to keep overheads to a minimum.
Although Solihull is an affluent area we identified a high level of social isolation amongst the elderly, many of whom have no family in the area. The club was started to address this need. We provide a place for over 60’s to meet in a social setting regardless of their religion and denomination. Our aim is to encourage the elderly to reintegrate into Society thus improving their overall quality of life and health. We also provide freshly cooked meals weekly to vulnerable elderly people who are struggling with the cost of living.
According to reseach by Age UK over 4000 over 65’s in the Solihull area see themselves as intensely lonely.
The excellence of our work was recognised with the award of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services in 2012. We are a member of the Solihull Foodbank Network