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Local cafe unite with ‘Chatty Cafe Scheme’ to combat loneliness

Posted on 22 May 2023

By Evie Payne

17th May 2023 | Local News

An Oakham-based cafe has joined the ‘Chatty Cafe Scheme’ to help combat loneliness.

Passionate about wellbeing and mental heath, Rutland Refill have joined the non-profit organisation and will be hosting regular sessions to help and support Rutland residents.

The team joined the schemed on 15 May, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, 15 – 21 May. The scheme will be running every week going forwards.

The aim of the scheme is to tackle loneliness, and friendly volunteers will always join in for a nice chat.

The venue will have a table available from Monday to Saturday, 10-1pm and 2-3pm. 

Enjoy a range of lunches, snacks, drinks and more. Image credit: Nub News.

What is The Chatty Cafe Scheme?

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

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

They will be offering a space from Monday to Saturday where residents can pop in and sit, chat and catch up over a coffee, cake or other tasty treat from their new menu – also launched this week.

Pop in and browse their selection of health foods and more. Image credit: Nub News.

On top of this, the eco-friendly store will still be stocking and selling environmentally and cost effective dried goods, cleaning products health and beauty items, as well as food and drinks.

They also stock a range of locally produced handmade items for you to browse and buy.

Find the venue just off Oakham High Street at:

1 Westgate Road


LE15 6BH

Call the team on 05172 897277 or find them online.

The team frequently hold coffee and cake mornings and other community-led events. Image credit: Rutland Refill CIC.

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