Getting Together at St Matthew’s

As Covid-19 restrictions have eased over the past couple of months, Holbeck Together has enjoyed welcoming its clients safely back to the community for outdoor coffee mornings, shopping trips and dance lessons.

But for the first time in almost 18 months, as the country moves to the next stage of the Government’s road map, clients will soon be able to return to St Matthew’s Community Centre for their much-loved two course lunch clubs. From September, the team will be serving up a delicious, sit down lunch twice a week from 12-1.30pm.

The first will take place on Tuesdays and to round off the week, there will be a lunch club every Friday serving a two course fish and chip lunch. A door-to-door collection service is available from 11am onwards for £3.50 for those who need assistance with transport.

In the meantime and over the coming months, those who prefer to stay at home can continue to enjoy the door-to-door meals service that will continue five days a week. This includes ‘Dinner Jackets’ on a Monday, a new service of hot jacket potatoes with a choice of hot or cold fillings, and fish and chips delivered on a Friday.

Elissa Newman, Chief Officer at Holbeck Together said:

“We are delighted that we will soon be able to reinstate our lunch clubs at St Matthew’s which have been missed by all since the pandemic began.

“It will be a chance for friends to reunite, for our volunteers to have a chat with the people they have been cooking or delivering meals for throughout the pandemic, and to celebrate enjoying a meal together again. We’re greatly looking forward to being able to serve lunch for our clients after being apart for so long.”

Julie Marshall, Chef at Holbeck Together added:

“It has been such a long time since we have heard the chattering of old friends enjoying their lunch, a game of bingo and a good catch up with the volunteers and staff. I am very much looking forward to seeing everyone in September.”

Please note, activities and events are subject to the continued success of the UK’s Covid-19 road map out of lockdown. For the latest information about any of Holbeck Together’s activities and services, or to enquire about booking, please call the office on (0113) 245 5553. You can find out more online at


This post was written by Daisy Morgan

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