Talking Cafe’s have reopened!
Cllr Leigh Redman, Mayor of Bridgwater is pictured attending the reopening of the towns Talking Café back at the Hub in Angel place, “I have to admit the opportunity to show people that Bridgwater is retuning to a more normal community now that Covid restrictions are starting to ease is great, to be able to meet people face to face opens up access to help or provide guidance for those that may need individual support fills me with pleasure, the Village agent team are ready to build back their support, the Covid precautions worked well and the welcome great.”
Talking Cafes are an information cafe providing individuals with all the advice and support they need in Somerset.
Your local Village Agent can support you with any social problems you may have, where you don’t know who to turn to. If you are struggling with a social issue, the Village agents will look to provide you with solutions to ensure you are able to live well and stay connected to your community.
Village Agents have previously supported people visiting the Talking Cafe with issues such as financial hardship, loneliness and isolation and employment issues as well as people who are looking for social opportunities such as volunteering and activities. Alongside the Village Agents, other professionals such as Deafinate and the Alzheimers society will be on hand to offer advice.
Pictured with the Mayor Cllr Leigh Redman is client Susie Reeves, who visited agent Ann-Marie Williams at the Talking Cafe for support with opening and reading letters, also Mayor is pictured with Lauren Giddins the team leader for Sedgemoor Village agents.
Lauren Giddins the Sedgemoor team leader for Village agents explained “We are opening slowly due to COVID restrictions, so all Talking Cafes are strictly by appointment only. If you would like to meet with your local Village Agent to discuss any issues you or a loved one might have, please call us to book an appointment on 01823 331222”.
Bridgwater Talking Cafe is at The Hub, Angel Place, every Thursday 11am-1pm.
For those who can not get to a Talking Cafe, Online LIVE Talking Cafes are still on opens in a new window Facebook Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 1pm.