A community café has launched in Rainworth, with the aim to tackle loneliness and isolation.
The Social Action Hub, an independent charity on Kirklington Road, has launched a Chatty Café.
It is open every Thursday during term time, from 10am-noon, with a recommended entry fee of £1.00.
Rainworth’s latest community addition is part of several ‘Chatty Café’s’ set up around the UK as a part of The Chatty Café Scheme.
Claire Penny, founder of The Social Action Hub, said: “The overall aim of the Chatty cCafé is to reduce isolation and loneliness in the community.”
As part of the scheme, hundreds of venues offer Chatter & Natter tables, in cafes, pubs, libraries, hospitals – anywhere people can sit and chat over a coffee.
At the Rainworth venue, visitors will be supplied with free teas, coffees, pastries, along with fruit and juice.
Additional food and drink is available at the tuck shop, with shop items sold separately.
There is free wifi and laptops to use for the public, with toys available for young children to play with.
Voluntary roles include setting up tables, serving refreshments, keeping areas clean and tidy, and chatting with visitors.
Volunteers require a DBS and a food hygiene certificate. If you do not have these, the charity can assist with that.