We continue on-line; please join our efforts to make Wealdstone an even friendlier place! Pick up the phone to someone!

Online Friendship Cafe

We continue to meet every Wednesday. Drop in any time between 1 and 3pm by clicking the link HERE. (You don’t need to enter any code- If you don’t have Zoom installed, just follow the prompts.)

If prompted, enter the Meeting ID 207631292 and password Souper

Bring your own sandwiches! You are welcome to just pop in and listen, or to participate as fully as you wish in our conversations. Here is a recording some of us made on the spur of the moment to give you a quick glimpse into Online Friendship Cafe!

Online Skills Learning Centre

This exists for training and support to enable people to access healthcare etc., but we have successfully managed to fastrack our beginners so we are now managing to meet online.

You can find out about it HERE

Locket Road Link-Up *SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

From 10am until 11ish on Wednesday morning, drop by for a socially-distanced chat with Kath and some of the Friendship Cafe volunteers. We’ve been sitting outside the hall doors on Locket Road next to the bus stop, talking to passers-by and each other, since the summer. Now that the weather isn’t so favourable, we have opened the doors and are able to move into the Locket Hall. Come to the doors by the bus stop.

You’ll need to wear a mask unless exempt, and warm clothing as the guidelines require a well-ventilated space. Bring your own refreshments but please don’t hand anything round. (There may be wrapped food, but only under the control of the session leader. Sorry, no cafe yet, and emergency toilets only: but the company is very good!)

Our Friendship Cafe was, pre-lockdown, a thriving hub of food, fun and fellowship each Wednesday. We hope it soon will be again, but we won’t be back to anything like ‘normal’ opening until we can be confident of doing so in a covid-safe way. Meanwhile, we are doing our best to all keep in touch. Phone any time.

Board games, craft sessions, and, of course, eating together have been part of Friendship Cafe since the start. Not all of these activities are possible online, but some of them are. As well as catching up with each others’ news & discussing plans for Saturday night quizzes and other future activities, we have recently been supporting Harrow Healthwatch, and trying to work out how to help others join our online community.

Since mid 2019 we have been working on a project to help people who want to get connected online, which still is progressing, thanks to a grant from the Good Things Foundation.

It was easier to help before the pandemic… but we are doing all we can to help those who want to learn to use new technology in lockdown, providing help over the landline

Get in touch to find out more.

Keep an eye on this page for updates!

We’ll be back…
Piece by piece…
By hook or by crook?
We’re piecing together a plan…
Some crafty ideas are on the cards
Thanks for your patience while we get everything on track
Celebrations will be in order