The Chatty Café Scheme

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11:00am – 12:00pm, Every Monday & Tuesday

 We’re delighted to have teamed up with the Chatty Café Scheme, a fantastic initiative which aims to reduce loneliness and social isolation. We would love to welcome anybody in the community who may like somebody to talk to, to join us at our new Chatty Table! There’s no need to book, simply take a seat at the table with a yellow sign and meet new friends over a coffee every Monday and Tuesday morning from 11:00am – 12:00pm.

“The scheme was created on a wet and windy day when I was in a supermarket café with my four month old son. He wasn’t great company and I was feeling fed up. I looked round the café and saw an elderly lady who looked just as down as me and on another table sat a young guy with additional needs and his support worker both looking like they had run out of conversation!

I started to think about the positive impact we could have had on each other if we had sat together. I know from experience that when you are feeling lonely, a short conversation with another human can really brighten your day and I realised that you can be out of the house all day yet have no interaction with another person. It was right there and then that the ‘Chatter & Natter’ table began (in my head and dreams to start!) but now it’s a reality. There are now over 900 cafes!”

Alex Hoskyn, Chatty Café Scheme Founder

Spread the word! If you know somebody who would like to join the Chatty Table and spend some time with others, maybe a new mum, a family member or a neighbour, please do let them know a warm welcome is waiting at Stirk House.