Chatter and Natter tables

Chatter and Natter tables are where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. Hundreds of venues have signed up to the scheme, in cafes, pubs, libraries, hospitals – anywhere that people can sit and chat over a coffee. Our official partner is Costa Coffee and Chatter & Natter tables are in around 440 of their stores throughout the UK.

Our aim is to kickstart conversations, get people chatting and reduce loneliness along the way. Venues can sign up to the scheme here.

Find your nearest Chatter & Natter table

Virtual Chatty Cafes

We run online Virtual Chatty Cafes.  We do them on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm on Zoom and everyone is welcome.  They last for 30 minutes and lots of people who join tell us we are the only faces they will see that day.  These zoom sessions are for anyone aged 18 and over, there is no agenda – just chat and company. We have people join from all over the UK.  All anyone needs to do to join is email jenny@thechattycafescheme.co.uk for the Zoom link.  The link remains the same so you can join any session you wish.  We look forward to meeting you!

Chatter & Natter Weekly Calls

Weekly phone calls are for anyone who is experiencing loneliness and/or social isolation and is unable to visit their local Chatter & Natter table or access the online Virtual Chatty Cafes. We take referrals from Social Prescribing teams across the UK and then we arrange for volunteers to call people every week, at the same time, for a chat.

If you are a social prescriber and would like to refer someone,
please email jenny@thechattycafescheme.co.uk. Our only criteria when referring someone is that they are a UK resident and aged 18 or over.

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Training and Consultancy

We offer training on how to set up a telephone friendship service including how to recruit and induct volunteers.

We work with organisations to help reduce loneliness in the workplace by hosting virtual chatty cafes for employees. For more information, please contact abi@thechattycafescheme.co.uk