Community Cafes

Community Cafes

How does this impact on Community Wellbeing? Community cafes happen every single week in communities across Shetland. Café’s where a diverse range of people go, young, parents, teenagers, older people. Somewhere you can go and meet other people. These are not advertised but people hear about them through word of mouth, For example 'Sunday teas’ – when I came to Shetland I had never heard of this. Then I realised everyone was going and it wasn’t just older people. People come from all over. Travelling for miles. I helped at my school one to see what it was about and realised everyone was there. There are serial bakers, people who bake every single Sunday because they know there will be something to donate to. . Why should the Committee focus on this as part of their future work? These are an example of the cohesive nature of life in Shetland and the way people ‘volunteering’ to make things happen and do things for themselves. This gives people support, connection, a social occasion


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