Cuppa Care

The Cuppa Care project is a county wide support service that is aimed at preventing and reducing loneliness and social isolation across Norfolk communities.

About the Cuppa Care project

Originally initiated by the Rotary Club of Norwich, the Cuppa Care Project has been developed and led by Hear for Norfolk, and is delivered by a partnership of local organisations working jointly towards bringing people together and tackling loneliness that may be caused through poverty, disability, age, gender, lack of accessible local support and information services, geographical remoteness, poor transport or other issues.

Loneliness is a problem that goes beyond a painful emotional experience. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation are harmful to our health. As well as being harmful, loneliness is also very common.

More than 9 million people in the UK always or often feel lonely (British Red Cross)

3/4 GPs say they see between 1 and 5 people a day who have come in mainly because they are lonely (Campaign to End Loneliness)

Weak social connection is as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day (Holt Lunstad)

The coronavirus outbreak has led to many people ending up with little to no contact with others (The YouGov 2019 Personality Study).

However, there is good news too. Based on YouGovresearch (2019) 91% of UK adults think small moments of connections can make a difference to someone who feels lonely.

The Cuppa Care Project visits towns and villages across Norfolk on a rotational and regular basis.

To find out more, please contact us via: 01603 404440 or follow us on Facebook @cuppacarenorfolk and check the date and time we will be visiting your area or look out for our poster.

We are here for you

Whether you just want to get out of the house, meet new people, chat about something that’s worrying you or get information and advice – we have friendly people on board our Cuppa Care bus who can help.

Our project partners are looking forward to welcoming you at the Cuppa Care bus and are here to listen to you and support you with the issues that you might require help with.
Volunteer and make a difference

We are looking to recruit and train volunteers who could assist us with the delivery of the Cuppa Care project. The role of the Cuppa Care Volunteer is to offer a warm welcome to people attending Cuppa Care, engage with
them over a friendly ‘cuppa’, provide companionship, listen to the issues that the service users may be highlighting, identify which partner may be best suited to help, facilitate conversations and make connections.

If you are a good listener, enjoy talking with and helping people, have a positive outlook on life and a friendly approach, please get in touch.

All our volunteers enjoy excellent initial and on-going training, ongoing support from our staff and paid expenses. The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check. If you are interested or to find out more, please contact us by email at cuppacarenorfolk@hearfornorfolk.org.uk, call us on 01603 404 440, or download an application form from our Volunteering page.

Our Cuppa Care funders

Cuppa Care Project locations and sessions times:

Address:
Dates for 2024:
Time:
AcleCar Park by Acle Methodist Hall, Bridewell Lane, Acle NR13 3RA
Monday 15th April
Monday 13th May
Monday 17th June
Monday 15th July
Monday 19th August
Monday 16th September
10am - 12pm
AldboroughAldbrough Community Centre, The Green, Aldborough, NR11 7AATuesday 2nd April
Tuesday 4th June
Tuesday 3rd September
10am - 12pm
AntinghamAntingham Village Hall, Church Lane, Antingham, NR28 0NLWednesday 24th April
Wednesday 26th June
Wednesday 28th August
10am - 12pm
AttleboroughQueens Square, Attleborough, NR17 2AFThursday, 28th March, '24 ^
Thursday 25th April
Thursday 23rd May
Thursday 27th June
Thursday 25th July
Thursday 22nd August
Thursday 26th September
10am - 12pm
AylshamOutside Aylsham Town Hall, NR11 6EL
Wednesday 10th April
Wednesday 8th May
Wednesday 12th June
Wednesday 10th July
Wednesday 14th August
Wednesday 11th September
1pm - 3pm
AylshamBure Valley House, Station Road, Norwich, NR11 6HU
Monday 8th April
Monday 10th June
Monday 12th August
1.00pm - 3pm
CromerAshdown Court, Cliff Avenue, Cromer, NR27 0AE
Tuesday 4th June
1.00pm - 3pm
CromerBarkers Herne, Summerhouse Close, Cromer, NR27 9JETuesday 2nd April
Tuesday 2nd July
Tuesday 3rd September
1.00pm - 3pm
DerehamDereham Shopping Centre, Wright's Walk, Dereham, NR19 1TR
Wednesday, 20th March, '24
Wednesday 17th April
Wednesday 15th May
Wednesday 19th June
Wednesday 17th July
Wednesday 21st August
Wednesday 18th September
1.00pm - 3pm
DissMarket Square, Outside thePost Office, IP22 4AN
Monday 29th April
Monday 3rd June
Monday 1st July
Monday 2nd September
10am - 12pm
ErpinghamErpingham with Calthorpe Village Hall, The Street, Erpingham NR11 7QB
Wednesday, 27th March, '24
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 24th July
Wednesday 25th September
10am - 12pm
FakenhamWar Memorial, Market Place, FakenhamTuesday, 26th March, '24
Tuesday 30th April
Tuesday 28th May
Tuesday 25th June
Tuesday 30th July
Tuesday 27th August
Tuesday 24th September
10am - 12pm
Great YarmouthThe Market Place, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2BA
Monday 15th April
Monday 13th May
Monday 17th June
Monday 15th July
Monday 19th August
Monday 16th September
1pm - 3pm
HarlestonCoop Car Park, Bullock Fair Close, IP20 9AT
Monday 29th April
Monday 3rd June
Monday 1st July
Monday 2nd September
1pm - 3pm
HinghamMarket Place, Hingham, NR9 4AFWednesday 29th May
Wednesday 31st July
10am - 12pm
HicklingMethodist Church Car Park, NR12 0YD
Thursday 18th April
Thursday 13th June
Thursday 8th August
1pm - 3pm
HovetonHoveton & Wroxham Medical Centre, Stalham Road, NR12 8DU
Wednesday 24th April
Wednesday 22nd May
Wednesday 26th June
Wednesday 24th July
Wednesday 28th August
Wednesday 25th September
1.00pm - 3pm
HoltThe Venue, Kerridge Way, Holt NR25 6DW
Monday 8th April
Monday 10th June
Monday 8th July
Monday 12th August
Monday 9th September
10am - 12pm
HunstantonThe Bandstand, The Green, Hunstanton, PE36 5AJ3rd April
1st May
5th June
3rd July
7th August
4th September
10am - 12pm
LoddonChurch Plain Car Park, NR14 6LX
Tuesday 9th April
Tuesday 7th May
Tuesday 11th June
Tuesday 9th July
Tuesday 6th August
Tuesday 10th September
10am - 12pm
Long StrattonLong Stratton Leisure Centre, Swan Lane, NR15 2UYTuesday 9th April
Tuesday 11th June
Tuesday 6th August
1pm - 3pm
LudhamLudham Village Hall Car Park, Norwich Road, Ludham, Great Yarmouth, NR29 5PB9th May
11th July
12th September
1pm - 3pm
King's LynnWaterside Retirement Housing, Off Columbia Way, King's Lynn, PE30 2NA3rd April
1st May
5th June
3rd July
7th August
4th September
1pm - 3pm
NectonNecton Community Centre, 13 Tun's Road, Necton PE37 8EHTuesday, 26th March, '24
Tuesday 30th April
Tuesday 28th May
Tuesday 25th June
Tuesday 30th July
Tuesday 27th August
Tuesday 24th September
1pm - 3pm
NorthreppsNorthrepps Village Hall, 4 School Close, Northrepps, Cromer, NR27 0LB
Wednesday10th April
Wednesday 8th May
Wednesday 12th June
Wednesday 10th July
Wednesday 14th August
Wednesday 11th September
10am - 12pm
North WalshamVicarage Street Car Park, North Walsham, NR28 9DQ
Tuesday, 19th March, '24
Tuesday, 16th April
Tuesday,14th May
Tuesday,18th June
Tuesday,16th July
Tuesday,13th August
Tuesday,17th September
10am - 12pm
NorwichThe Forum, Millenium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TFThursday,11th April
Thursday,16th May
Thursday,20th June
Thursday,18th July
Thursday,15th August
Thursday,19th September
10am - 3pm
PoringlandBugens Car Park, The Street, NR14 7RQ
Tuesday, 7th May
Tuesday, 9th July
Tuesday, 10th September
1pm - 3pm
SheringhamStation Approach Car Park, Station Road, Sheringham, NR26 8RG
Tuesday, 16th April
Tuesday, 14th May
Tuesday, 18th June
Tuesday, 16th July
Tuesday, 13th August
Tuesday, 17th September
1pm - 3pm
SpixworthVillage Hall Car Park, Spixworth, NR10 3NQFriday 10th May
12th July
13th September
10am - 12pm
StalhamStaithe Surgery Car Park, NR12 9BU
18th April
9th May
13th June
11th July
8th August
12th September
10am - 12pm
SwaffhamSwaffham War Memorial, Lynn Street5th April
3rd May
7th June
5th July
2nd August
6th September
1.15pm - 3.15pm
TaverhamTaverham Village Hall Car Park, Taverham, Norwich, NR8 6JR10th May
12th July
13th September
1pm - 3pm
Terrington St ClementSt Clements Surgery, Churchgate Way, Kings Lynn, PE34 4LZ
22nd April
20th May
24th June
22nd July
23rd September
1pm - 3pm
ThetfordMarket Place, Thetford, IP24 2DS
5th April
3rd May
7th June
5th July
2nd August
6th September
10am - 12pm
UpwellVillage Hall, 6 New Road, Upwell, PE14 9AB22nd April ^
20th May
24th June
22nd July
23rd September
10am - 12pm
WattonQueens Hall, Norwich Road, Watton, IP25 6DA
Wednesday, 20th March, '24
17th April
15th May
19th June
17th July
21st August
18th September
10am - 12pm
WymondhamWaitrose Car Park, Wymondham, NR18 0SHThursday, 28th March, '24
25th April
23rd May
27th June
25th July
22nd August
26th September.
1pm - 3pm

(further dates and locations will be added soon)

Come on your own or with a friend, you’ll be more than welcome to join us for a cuppa and a chat!

For more information please follow us on Facebook @cuppacarenorfolk or e-mail us on cuppacarenorfolk@gmail.com

Patient Feedback

What our service users say

“Good to have support when needed in rural Norfolk. Not too many services for remote areas.”

“Social contact and support when I need it.”

“Helping with my hearing aids has greatly improved my wellbeing.”

“Great support regarding hearing and other info.”

“Good advice on what earphones and hearing products”