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.

Louise Allen

Louise Allen

Volunteer Lead

Louise lives in Staffordshire with her husband and they have raised five children between them.  Louise pursued a career in Education and presided as a senior leader for a Post 16 Special Educational Need and Disability (SEND) school before she opened her own online store in 2019. Louise is passionate about supporting the mission of The Chatty Café Scheme and bringing people of all ages together to combat loneliness and make a difference to people’s lives.  Louise enjoys travelling to new countries to experience new cultures, food and wine.  Louise loves to cook adventurous, and creative dishes, for her family and friends.