Casserole comes to Tower Hamlets and Barnet

At Casserole, the site that joins up people who like to cook with neighbours who could really benefit from a plate of delicious home cooked food, we believe that food should be something enjoyed and celebrated, and that nothing beats a fresh homemade meal.

After a six month pilot in Reigate and Banstead, we’ve learnt a lot and are now getting ready to launch the next phase in Tower Hamlets and Barnet, so even more people can join our growing community.

If you live in Tower Hamlets or Barnet and would like to Cook for an elderly neighbour who lives locally to you, please sign up as Cook at and we’ll be in touch soon with next steps.

We’d also still love for you to sign up even if you live outside of the current live areas, so we can gauge interest in new areas of the UK where Casserole might go next. Make sure to share Casserole Club with friends on Facebook and Twitter and get them to sign up too.

You might also have seen us in this months Waitrose magazine, which had an brilliant in-depth feature into what we’re up to with Casserole. Make sure to pop down to your local store for a copy, or take a look at the full article below.

12 thoughts on “Casserole comes to Tower Hamlets and Barnet

  1. Sounds like a great idea. I’m in Clydebank, just outside of Glasgow and would love to get involved.
    Please send details when you can.

    • Brilliant to hear Jackie! We’ve actually got a few people around Glasgow who have signed up and been interested in getting things going in the area. We’re developing a toolkit to help people self start locally, so hopefully there will be something starting up near you soon.


  2. Absolutely brilliant idea!!

    Could you send me some information on starting a club, please?

    I am in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, where we have quite a few elderly residents…and this sort of thing could be a lifeline to someone who lives alone!


  3. Hi Nicky,

    Thanks for getting in touch! At the moment, we have a pilot in Reigate and Banstead and are about to start another in Tower Hamlets in London, but I am happy to put you on our toolkit list, which will give you info on campaigning in your area to stir up interest and get your local council to take an interest in bringing the service to the Isle of Wight!


    Community Manager

  4. I am keen to see how this might work in the villages lying in the eastern end of Guildford BC. We have been looking at something similar and this may be ideal. Great concept!

  5. Hi Casserole team,
    I am the Enrichment Coach for one of the largest aged-care providers in Western Australia called Amana Living. We are keen to pilot this fantastic initiative with a small group from our growing home-care population. I appreciate you are in Beta mode with the website but am wondering if you would be willing to share how you developed the project initially. If we can avoid starting from scratch when you have progressed so successfully that would be great. We would love to assist you spread the ‘Casserole brand’ so to speak. We are really keen to proceed with a pilot, keep you informed of our progress and share our learning. An Australian perspective may be useful, and in my view, this great project warrants recognition beyond the UK. Would you be willing to help us pilot a “Casserole Down Under” by any chance?
    With enthusiasm,
    Kylie Mathieson

  6. This is such an amazing project. Have been thinking for a long time how to get involved in such projects. As a mother of 2 young children I gave up my career as a chef in restaurants. I would love to bring joy to the elderly through my cooking. Fantastic. Bring it to the city.

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