One of the most exciting things about running Casserole Club is hearing from the enthusiastic people like you who really want to help make Casserole happen in their areas.
We really want to grow Casserole Club to cover the whole country, but are only able to start up in one area at a time, rather than letting everyone sign up and take part straightaway.
While it’s great to have so much enthusiasm from great people like you, at the moment we can only start Casserole in areas where we have support from an organisation like the local council, NHS board, or a housing association. Taking an area-by-area approach also means we can reach those people that need Casserole Club the most, rather than spread ourselves too thin.
If you’re not in one of our live areas (Barnet, Tower Hamlets and Reigate & Banstead), there are a few little things you can do to help us get to where you are.
1. Sign up at CasseroleClub.com
Make sure you’ve signed up at www.casseroleclub.com
When you sign up with your postcode, we can work out how many people are in each area of the country, which really helps us to get new areas signed up.
2. Email your local councillors
Visit www.writetothem.com to find out who your councillors are, and tell them why you think they should bring Casserole to your area.
Perhaps you’ve noticed some of your older neighbours are isolated or at risk? Or feel that your area could do with its community spirit being bolstered? Or maybe you just want to share your great home cooking!
Whatever your motivations are, make sure you explain a little bit about what Casserole is, and tell them they can get in touch with us on email@example.com or 020 3475 3444 if they’re interested.
Oh, and make sure you let us know too – we want to make sure we say thank you
(Unfortunately we can’t give you a standard explanation of Casserole to send to your councillors, it would get picked up by the writetothem.com spam filters)
3. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter
We’ve taken the liberty of suggesting a little something for Facebook or Twitter below, but don’t forget good old email or just having a chat!
I’ve just signed up to Casserole Club – a community meal sharing network that connects you to an older neighbour who’d benefit from a home cooked meal and some company. Sign up at www.casseroleclub.com/cooks/sign_up and hopefully you can get cooking soon!
Just signed-up to @casserole_club, a community meal-sharing scheme. Check it out and sign up too – http://www.casseroleclub.com
And while you’re there, don’t forget to like Casserole Club on Facebook or follow @casserole_club on Twitter.
4. Help us spread the word
If you’re particularly up for helping spread the word about Casserole when we are near you, let us know in the comments.
As soon as we have an inkling we might be coming your way, you’ll be the first to hear.
5. Keep in touch
If you’ve got any other ideas, thoughts or suggestions of people we should be talking to, please just drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org – we love hearing from you!
Want to see Casserole Club come to your area? Sign up now (and be sure to tell your friends to as well!).