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Guest Blog – Looking at the relationship that the older generation has with the Internet by Andrew Farrell

With the elderly generations having an increasingly longer life, it has become increasingly clear that the Internet world must start to look at what accessibility changes can be made to include the elderly further in current and future web technologies. The Internet is a tool that is consistently improving the elderly generation’s quality of life […]

We win £549 at Funded with Food Oldham

On the 6th September The Chatty Café Scheme pitched to win £250 at the first of the Oldham Funded With Food events held at the brilliant HACK Oldham. We were up against three other fab initiatives and guess what… WE WON! Even more amazing is that we won £549 thanks to some extra donations and pledges […]

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 🙂