This month Jonny Virgo, Pearl Wise and Jessie Lawson are joined by Ed Cooke founder of Memrise tool to help you learn better and some men who are disrupting gender stereotypes via their Great Men initiative. Jessie Lawson continues her starting conversations series and asks East Londoners about The Menopause, we learn how Dalston Cola is quietly changing perceptions of fizzy pop and Celia Robbins reveals why you shouldn’t burn your diary as The Bishop Gate’s Institute’s Great Diary Project may be interested in your musings.
Back in 2013 we interviewed John, a Tower Hamlets resident who benefits from The Casserole Club. This online service links up elderly people with their neighbours, encouraging people to cook up an extra portion of dinner and take it over to a neighbour – providing food and much needed company.
We were therefore really pleased to see that The Casserole Club had been listed among The Independent’s top 100 pieces of technology that make the world a better place.
Here John tells EastCast’s Nia Charpentier about how the service has enriched his life, but how it also works both ways for both diner and cook.
Details at casseroleclub.com