Hello my name is Alex Hoskyn and in April 2017 I started The Chatty Café Scheme which encourages cafes and other venues to designate a Chatter & Natter table. This is where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. It’s a simple concept and our aims are to reduce loneliness […]
On 5th July 2019 our founder Alex attended the awards at the Manchester Museum of Science & Industry and was thrilled to win the Award for Innovation!
We now have 3 sided table talkers for the Chatter & Natter tables! They are better for the environment than the plastic stands and have ideas for conversation starters on them aswell as the story of how the scheme began…
4 cafes have now joined the scheme in Canada! Welcome Canada!
To celebrate International Womens Day, the Tameside Reporter wrote an article highlighting inspirational women from around the North West. Our founder Alex Hoskyn was celebrated for her innovative idea to help combat loneliness.
The Bishop Fitzgerald School in Gibraltar has extended the Chatty Cafe scheme in the playground to Chatter Natter benches. Each year group has been given a bench to design, and pupils can then sit and talk and not be on their own. What a fantastic idea! We hope other schools around the world will follow […]
We are thrilled to confirm that our founder Alexandra Hoskyn has been asked to deliver a key note address at the Annual Loneliness Conference in July!
We are so proud to share that on the 31st January 2019, we were announced the winner of the fantastic Innovate in Ageing award. After receiving more than 75 promising submissions from start-ups, community organisations, companies, universities and individuals, the independent Judging Panel selected us as the winner! The competition was created by Just Group, […]
The Impacts of Loneliness on Our Wellbeing Loneliness can sometimes feel like one of the hardest issues to talk about because of the perceived stigma that surrounds it. Yet it’s something that affects around nine million people in the UK, and is often referred to as a growing epidemic. To tackle the problem, the UK […]
Running The Chatty Café Scheme has had a real positive impact on me. It has given me a creative outlet and allowed me to meet people I would never have met. I receive emails from people at various stages of life in a variety of circumstances and have spoken with both multi million pounds corporations […]