Alexandra Hoskyn

Alex is Founder of the Chatty Cafe Scheme which supports cafes to designate a 'Chatter & Natter' table where customers can sit if they are happy to talk to other customers.

Alex took a simple idea and ran with it.  The scheme has spread beyond small coffee shops with Costa Coffee and Sainsbury's both adopting the idea.  An inspirational story of taking action.

Alexandra Hoskyn's Project

Meet Alexandra Hoskyn. Back in 2017, she noticed exactly the same, decided to do something about it and launched the Chatty Cafe scheme. A simple idea. Alex asked cafes to pop a sign on a table saying “The seats on this table are for anyone happy to chat to other customers”.  And that’s all it […]

Alexandra Hoskyn's Tweets

Super excited Chatty Café Volunteers will be hosting a Chatter & Natter table at Home, Community Café, Emmanuel Church, 6 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TR. From Tuesday 19th October 2pm – 3pm. Head down for a chat and a brew #didsbury #manchester council

Now in our 74th week of weekly befriending calls💛
167 people are currently receiving a phone call every week from our AMAZING army of volunteers 💛#volunteering #reducelonelinesss #befriendingcalls #loneliness

Can you give up 30 minutes a week to call someone experiencing loneliness? We need more volunteers to join our amazing team across the UK. Email for more info #volunteering #loneliness

Love helping to connect people and reduce loneliness? We are looking for a Volunteer Lead - please see our Facebook page for more info or email for a full job description.

Lots of great new venues have joined The Chatty Cafe Scheme this week, all helping to reduce loneliness across the UK - see our website to join or to find a Chatter & Natter table near you ☕️#loneliness

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