Volunteers Wanted

We are on the lookout for volunteers, particularly anyone over the age of 65 who has got life experience behind them, a good bit of chat and a personality to share. If you can spare two hours a week then please get in touch. If you love to talk you may want to be based […]

Your Oldham EPIC Talks – Thriving Communities

On Monday 4th September 2017 at 4.10pm, I nervously read a talk I had (thankfully) pre-prepared, to a room full of people at the Odeon Oldham. Yes it was terrifying and I felt myself hyperventilating moments before, but it was also exhilarating and amazing at the same time. It was a proud moment for the […]

Photos!

Here are a few photos that were published on the Facebook page which we wanted to share. (From left to right) Communitea in Rochdale, George and Dragon in Holmes Chapel and Sainsburys Oldham! The Chatty Café Scheme are feeling pretty good right now!

The highs and the lows

I thought I would metaphorically put pen to paper about some of the highs and lows of going it alone. I set up the scheme at the end of March this year and I do it in between working three days a week and looking after my little boy. When he’s asleep or engrossed in […]

A few developments to share with you

A lot can happen in a few months so here is what we have been doing with ourselves.  We met with the lovely Rotary Club who not only know how to put on a good spread but are also enthusiastic and committed to making communities better. We are meeting again in a few weeks to discuss how we […]

We have some funding!!!

Exciting news! We have received just over £1000 of funding from Ambition for Ageing to get 25 Chatter & Natter tables into cafes/coffee mornings across Oldham and to advertise them specifically to people over 50 living in three wards where loneliness and isolation has been identified. Thank you x 1000 🙂

Costa Oldham ICC

We visited the Costa Coffee at Oldham ICC today to take a photo for the Costa Community Instagram. It was fantastic to see their Chatter & Natter sign on the counter to generate interest from customers. They have had lots of customers asking what its all about and offering to sit at the table to […]

Two more cafes join the scheme!

Nicola the manager at Costa Coffee in Spindles shopping centre, Oldham. They will have a Chatter & Natter table every Monday between 2pm and 4pm. Thanks guys 🙂 Ps we love the banana and oat smoothie! We are delighted that The Coalshaw Green Pavillion Café has joined the scheme. This is a fantastic community café with […]

What an incredible day at Tameside Arts!

I work three days a week at the AMAZING Tameside Arts which runs fab day and night art based sessions for anyone with additional needs. Today we held our first conference and the subject matter was ‘Loneliness’. Now loneliness is a hot topic, its the latest buzz word and research has found that if you […]