Chat Central

During this time of Covid-19 and closures of social meeting places, it is even more important that we keep trying to find ways to keep connected and not let anyone fall into increasing isolation and loneliness. Currently most of our activities are on-line, but we are planning to meet up again outside this month from 12th April for walks and coffee and chat.

Helping to combat loneliness and isolation in Coventry. 

If you want to take part in any of the activities as a participant and/or a volunteer – please do let us know and we will keep you informed. Are you living with loneliness or social isolation - or know someone who is?

We can help connect with local community and meet new friends.

Chat Central is a project that aims to help people to find others with similar interests, to have fun, to join in with a hobby, to get involved with their community and to find new friends, tackling loneliness and isolation in all its forms in Coventry.

If you are a charity or organisation and would like to refer someone to us, please contact us at chatcentral@vacoventry.org.uk.  When referring someone to us, please ensure that you have their consent in doing so.

How we can help?

We will help people to explore their interests and start doing the things they want to do. This might be:

  • meeting new friends
  • rediscovering your interests or finding new ones
  • building your confidence
  • volunteering

Our support will be tailored to the person’s needs and can be anything from a one off visit to us for information to longer term support.

We have a range of activities including coffee morning drop-in, arts and crafts, dancing, Culture Club and chair yoga. We review our activities monthly, therefore our activities can be subject to change.  For the full range of activities that we do, email us to get our monthly newsletter

Who we can help? We can help people anyone in Coventry who is 18 or over who feels isolated or alone. For example you may be:

  • bereaved
  • retired
  • a new parent
  • just out of hospital
  • dealing with an illness or condition that limits your ability to get out
  • recently arrived in the city

How do I get involved?

Simply get in touch with one of us by phone or email, contacts below - and we can talk to you about what you would like to do and how we can assist you to do it. 

Drop-in Sessions

We are not currently running in person drop-in sessions. However, we are having sessions online through Zoom.  If you would like to find out more information about the drop-in / would like to attend, email us at chatcentral@vacoventry.org.uk.

Outdoor Events

We are planning from the 12th April we will be able to meet outdoors again in groups of six.  If you are interested in meeting up for a coffee or a walk then please get in touch and we can let you know where and when we will be meeting.  We will be checking the weather forecast on a Monday and planning the outdoor sessions that week then, we can let you know. 

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