Social Dining in Nottingham
Eat to Socialise
Sycamore Dining brings people together to eat and socialise over an affordable meal. Our Nottingham based social dining customers are predominantly from independent living communities for the elderly.
Our challenge is to get lonely and socially isolated people out of there homes and mixing with others over a quality meal in community rooms close to where they live, at a price they can afford.
We encourage people from all backgrounds to visit us.
Bringing people together through food
To enable more people to experience social dining, Sycamore Dining prepare and cook meals in their Foxton Gardens kitchen, and serve them in community rooms within independent living communities for the elderly or disadvantaged. We work with Nottingham City Homes, Anchor Hanover; and Places for People. The residents of Independ Living Communities for the elderly are all aged over 55.
Sycamore Dining Social Dining events must be booked in advance. This can be done locally at the facility hosting the event, by neighbouring schemes through the activity co-ordinator, or booked here. We need bookings 48 hours in advance to ensure we provide sufficient meals, and we cater for dietary needs providing we are informed at the time of booking. People can also be signposted to our events by carers, or by other people with access to computer facilities.
Leaflets are available to download for all our regular social dining events
Social Dining is provided on a monthly basis at all the locations on the Sycamore Dining map, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Foxton Gardens in Beechdale and every Friday at Jubilee Court in Strelley.
Serving good quality meals at affordable prices
Our kitchen is run by volunteers, who are proud of the high standards Sycamore Dining maintain. This is demonstrated by our top food hygiene rating of 5 stars.
Our food is prepared at our kitchen at Nottingham City Homes Foxton Gardens Independent Living Community, and transported in bulk containers designed for the purpose, and served in the community rooms of other independent living communities across the City of Nottingham.
Our prices are very affordable, at just £3 per meal, which comprises a cooked two-course meal and a drink, often with free goodies handed out to customers.
As our volunteers are preparing meals using surplus food, we are able to make some money from our social dining events. Any surplus we make from social dining is donated to the City of Nottingham Scout District, and helps fund Scouting activities for those young people who might otherwise not be able to afford Scouting.
Provide most of our food, we get a delivery every week. They also provide support with communication and information.
We collect surplus food from the Co-Op stores in Southwell and Middleton Boulevard and our weekly delivery of vegetables are provided by the co-op via Fareshare. We are also being funded as a local cause in NG8 until October 2020.
Nottingham City Homes
Providing our kitchen, support with communication, organising eating events in independent living communities and in social housing communities; and providing our volunteer training.