Normally, the Chatty Café Scheme encourages cafes and other venues such as pubs, libraries and community centres to designate a Chatter & Natter table - and there are quite a few across Norwich.
It's where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers. A simple concept to get people chatting and in turn reduce loneliness; having a chat can really brighten your day!
During the pandemic they have adapted their support to running Virtual Chatty Café sessions on Zoom, helping connect people from across the UK. Sessions are kept to 10 people making it easier to have a more natural conversation.
The chats are held on the following days:
- Tuesdays at 1pm
- Thursdays at 1pm
- Fridays at 1pm
All anyone needs to join is email or call The Chatty Café Operations Manager, Jenny Bimpson: Jenny@thechattycafescheme.co.uk or 07465 966 597.
Jenny will send you the Zoom link on the morning of the chat. There's no password to make it as easy as possible to join.
They are also offer weekly 121 telephone calls to anyone who cannot access Zoom chats. They arrange for the same person to call at the same time every week, again, talk to Jenny if this may help.
You can also follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Chattycafe