Parley Place care home in West Parley recently presented Chat Café Local with a cheque for £500 to enable the charity to have speakers to provide information and support to their groups. Chat Café Local is a local charity aiming to combat loneliness and social isolation by bringing communities together.
The grant had been awarded by Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a charity that helps older people and adults with a disability or mental health problems across England, Scotland and Wales by offering grants to help people connect or re-connect with others in their local community.
The home welcomed Anne Anderson to a small gathering at the home which included Parley’s sister homes, Upton Bay who were instrumental in the application for this grant and Moors Manor who are also keen to support Anne in her vision to combat loneliness and social isolation.
Anne, Founder of Chat Café Local, said
“This grant has enabled me to run workshops for our café attendee from mindfulness through to budgeting and money support, to be able to help more people access the support they need. It’s been lovely to talk to homes who all share a vision to help improve people’s health and well-being”
Tracey Aldin, General Manager at Parley Place Care home said:
“We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities. Chat café local’s vision of combatting loneliness is something we are really keen on helping with, we run our own community café in the home weekly to enable more people to be able to come and just have a chat and a coffee. It’s always good to talk”