Bistro teams up with charity to tackle loneliness

SOUTH Liverrpool café bistro, The Watering Can, is teaming up with Liverpool Cares ‘Social Clubs’ programme to bring together groups of older and younger people in the community.  

Matched ‘Friends’ have proved to be a lifeline and enhanced the quality of life of those enrolled on the scheme often building deep and mutual friendships over time that helps to bring a little of the outside world inside for our neighbours who often struggle to find companions to socialise with. Many older people find opportunities for socialisation reduced in later life and the pandemic has exacerbated this problem.

On June 28, The Watering Can, which is in Greenbank Park, will provide their beautiful space for up to 30 people currently enrolled on the ‘Social Clubs’ programme providing unlimited free tea and coffee and a slice of cake.

Owner Keith Perryman said “Phil, my partner, and I have both watched our widowed mums battle with isolation and loneliness during the past year. Liverpool Cares is an amazing community support group and we are honoured to be able to welcome them to our café.  The added bonus for those who are able will be a little wander around the beautiful Victorian park which is in full summer bloom.  Our team are really looking forward to meeting the friends of Liverpool Cares and hearing all of their tales.”

Liverpool Cares seeks to address this blight of disconnection in our connected age by harnessing the people and places around us for the benefit of all

If you would like to make a referral for an older neighbour or if you are under 65 and would like to get involved in the scheme please contact Liverpool Cares directly via their website – www.liverpoolcares.org.uk