Cafe at Fernbank Court
Estate manager Carol Atkinson from Fernbank Court, Selby, noticed that some residents were becoming isolated after the closure of local authority activities. She decided to contact the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) to see what help they could provide.
As a result, RVS volunteers set up a mobile café at the estate, which now regularly attracts 30 residents to the coffee morning. The enthusiastic volunteers run activities, such as quizzes and party games, and also promote other RVS services, such as befriending and community transport.
Hanover resident David Budding says: ‘Although Fernbank Court is a lovely place to live, many of my neighbours used to keep to themselves. These coffee mornings are a great way to make new friends and catch up with my neighbours.’