Alex Hoskyn


Alex lives in Greater Manchester with her husband and 2 children. She is a trained Social Worker specialising in adults with learning disabilities. After experiencing her own unexpected period of social isolation, Alex came up with the idea for “Chatter & Natter” tables and set up The Chatty Café Scheme in 2017. Alex enjoys socialising and is passionate about innovative new ideas to help tackle loneliness.


Jenny Bimpson

Volunteer Manager

Jenny is based in Greater Manchester and lives with her 2 children, partner and dog. She is an experienced Legal Assistant and joined the Chatty Café Scheme in 2019. She is passionate about running and cooking.

Abi Murray

Operations Manager

Abi lives in West London with her husband and 2 children. She has experience working on the redevelopment of social housing estates and in urban regeneration. She enjoys baking and horse riding.

Linda Burgess-Flynn

Volunteer Co-ordinator

Linda lives in East London with her husband and mum. She has experience of working as a Tutor for adults with special educational needs as well as advocacy services for adults with learning disabilities, and most recently as a helpline advisor for prisoners and their families.

Linda joined The Chatty Café Scheme as a volunteer in 2021. With a passion for reading, especially 19th century literature and poetry, Linda enjoys collecting vintage editions and adding to her collection of over 500 books!