What is The Chatty Cafe Scheme?

The Chatty Café Scheme is the UK’s leading non-profit organisation tackling loneliness.

We offer three services, all designed to reduce loneliness and/or social isolation. They include;

  • Face to face meet ups where venues offer ‘Chatter & Natter’ tables, where customers can get together and chat. We have hundreds of venues around the UK, many Chatter & Natter tables are hosted by Chatty Table Volunteers.
  • Online Chatty Cafe Sessions held every Tuesday and Thursday from 1pm – 1:30pm. Anyone over 18 can join, simply to chat to others.
  • Telephone Friendship Service for anyone over 18 who is experiencing loneliness and could benefit from a weekly chat on the phone.

We have a wonderful team of volunteers who help deliver the above services. Please visit our ‘Volunteers’ page to find out more about our volunteering roles.

Pledge your support with The Chatty Café Scheme and Good Morning Britain.

The Chatty Café Scheme is proud to announce that we have teamed up with Good Morning Britain, to launch their 1 Million Minutes campaign, running throughout December 2023.

Now in its eighth year, the initiative aims to encourage the public to pledge their time to charities that tackle the issues of loneliness. Since launching in 2016, a staggering 522 million minutes of time have been donated to charities in need of volunteers who can connect with those who feel alone.

It has never been more important for us to talk about feeling lonely, as people around the country struggle with mental health and the acute isolation the cost-of-living crisis is continuing to cause millions throughout the country.

The Chatty Café Scheme has teamed up with the campaign, in a hope to train more fabulous volunteers to support the delivery of our services to tackle loneliness. Other charities involved who are doing incredible work include Alzheimer’s Research UK, Grief Encounter, Re-engage, Royal Voluntary Service and Home-Start UK.

For more information visit: https://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/articles/1millionminutes2023

To find a volunteer opportunity at The Chatty Café Scheme, click here: https://thechattycafescheme.co.uk/volunteer/

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