Just

A lot has happened since the last blog; a wedding for which the sun shone, the end of life for a little ray of sunshine and so much more which feels so insignificant when there is a death. But yet out of sadness can come the opportunity to do something that matters and so maybe […]

The Joy of Conversation

Have you ever considered the joy of conversation? Even a small exchange of words ‘morning how’s your day going?’ what a difference that can make to how you feel and how your day will go. Imagine a day with no exchange of words – some days we might long for this, (a bit of peace […]

The year that….

So its nearly the end of the year; a year that has changed my life in more ways than one. In January I got engaged and in just a few weeks there will be a wedding. Its been the year that a baby has turned into a little boy and we are finally moving our […]

Update (and lots of thanks)

As the title says we’ve got a lot to update you on and we are pleased to say that its all good 🙂 Tameside Council has given us some immense coverage by telling Council and health staff all about us and they have also sent out information to residents. Oldham Council has also been fantastic, putting […]

Homelessness & Loneliness

Last weekend I was in Windsor; a city full of history, beautiful buildings and full of tourists admiring the castle and watching the changing of the guards. There was lots to see and take in but the resounding memory that I find myself reflecting on over and over is that of homelessness. Walking up the […]

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 […]

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 […]