Local company gives back to community thanks to charity grant

Home Instead Charities Companionship Café aims to combat loneliness and isolation and other challenges older people in the community are facing.

Local home care company, Home Instead Norwich, is proud to be supporting Home Instead Charities with the launch of its monthly companionship café, aiming to combat loneliness and other challenges older people in the community are facing. The companionship café is completely free and welcomes all older adults. It will run on the first Thursday of every month at St Williams Library, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 9NW.

The café will offer support ageing members of the community by providing companionship, IT support and free tea, coffee, and cakes. Home Instead Charities has gifted 6 tablets to the café which will allow people to older adults to enhance their digital skills, as well as being able to play games, online shop and more, with the presence of a volunteer to help if and when needed.

Home Instead Norwich has volunteers who will be attending each month, hoping to extend a helping hand to those who may benefit from a network of support and understanding or perhaps even just a friendly face.

Commenting, owner of Home Instead Norwich, Chris Carter, said, “It’s fantastic to see Home Instead Charities set up a companionship café in Norwich. The café will give older people a sense of companionship whilst boosting their confidence around using technology.

“If we can do our bit to support locals in anyway then I’m all for it!”

For more information on the companionship café, or the services Home Instead Norwich offer to the local area, please call 01603 963317 or visit our website here