Tea and Chat


Your story

An opportunity for older isolated members of the community to get together and chat with each other

Group introduction

I set this group up because I was aware that there are many older people who are lonely and isolated and need company. I have a group of 4 volunteers who help merun it and Waitrose kindly provide the tea and cakes and The Rosebird Community Hall in Stratford allow me to hold Tea and Chst every two weeks for free.

How would this funding have an impact on your community?

I have no way of transporting my clients to and from their homes so I have to use a local taxi firm to do this. This costs money. For some of my clients this is the only time they leave their homes. It has provided long term friendship amongst the group.

"We provide a venue for older people to get together to chat."