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Introducing ‘Grub Hub’ and how food is helping recovery in East Sussex

Grub HubGrub Hub is a café and safe space in Hastings run by volunteers in recovery, and it’s going from strength to strength.

Run by enthusiastic volunteers from East Sussex Recovery Alliance (ESRA), Grub Hub supports people in recovery from alcohol and substance misuse to lead healthier lives, by sharing knowledge on the importance of diet in recovery, helping people develop their cooking skills, and creating a place to share knowledge about food and nutrition.

The project began in August 2017, when ESRA were awarded a grant of £9,617 from the Healthy Hastings and Rother Health Inequalities Small Grant Fund. This scheme awards funding to voluntary sector and community organisations in Hastings and Rother to improve health and wellbeing, access to local healthcare and other support services. Grub Hub is an example of this funding being used to create innovative new opportunities for local people. Continue reading