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Let's Chat

 

Everyone’s welcome, so pop in for a cuppa and a chat!

We're using public transport to connect people and their local community to tackle loneliness.

Connecting people and their local community with the aim of tackling loneliness with transport. Everyone is likely to experience loneliness at some time in their lives, this project is aimed at giving people easy access to both finding and using that support. Meet new friends, get advice, or find out more about local services and support groups.

There are three ways you can use the scheme:

Community Hubs

Visit one of our Community Hubs located at or near bus stations in Coventry, Walsall and West Bromwich.

    Mobile Hubs

    The Mobile Hub will be parked up at locations across Walsall with lots of information about activities in your local community as well as staff on hand to help with any issues you may have.  Everyone is welcome.

      Community Transport

      Make use of our Community Transport, which offers door-to-door travel with a group of new, friendly people.

      View services by location

        Community Transport Group operate our Let's Chat scheme in Coventry.

        Community Hubs

        Our Community Hub is located at Coventry Pool Meadow Bus Station and will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm.  Feel free to browse community notice boards for plenty of information about what’s on offer in the Coventry area. Or if you fancy a chat, staff will be available to offer support and direct visitors to other community and support services. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat!  We also have a separate meeting space available for groups to use Free of Charge.

        Group Transport

        The Community Transport Group has a wide range of minibuses, including a large number that are fully wheelchair accessible to help local communities to get out and about. It is aimed at voluntary and community organisations, sports clubs, faith groups, schools, health groups and much more.  To use our Group Travel services your group needs to be registered.

        For more information on using the community hub, to enquire about group travel and other services available across Coventry and Warwickshire please contact Community Transport Coventry on 024 7669 1433.

        Visit the Community Transport Group website

        Community Transport Group and Shencare provide Community Transport services across Birmingham.

        Group Transport

        The Community Transport Group has a wide range of minibuses, including a large number that are fully wheelchair accessible to help local communities to get out and about. It is aimed at voluntary and community organisations, sports clubs, faith groups, schools, health groups and much more.  To use our Group Travel services your group needs to be registered.  For more information and to enquire about group travel and other services available across the Birmingham area please contact the Community Transport Birmingham on 0800 396 9048.

        Shencare Community Transport has been providing an affordable and accessible door to door escorted passenger transport service for community groups since 1986.  We aim to provide a friendly and caring service to elderly people and other mobility challenged members of the community, together with their carers, mainly in the South West Birmingham Area.  For more information and to enquire about group travel and other services please contact Shencare on 0121 476 1816.

        Visit the Community Transport Group website

        Visit the Shencare Community Transport website

        Walsall Community Transport operate our Let's Chat scheme in Walsall.

        Community Hubs

        Our Community Information Hub is located at Walsall Bus Station and will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm. Feel free to browse community notice boards for plenty of information about what’s on offer in the Walsall area. Or if you fancy a chat, staff will be available to offer support and direct visitors to other community and support services. Visitors can also find other organisations such as Citizens Advice in the hub delivering their services to residents. Everyone is welcome to drop in for a cuppa and a chat!

        We can also create a separate meeting space available for groups to use Free of Charge.

        Mobile Hubs

        Our mobile hubs will be parked up around the community in Walsall. If you spot us, hop on for a cuppa and a chat! If you'd like to plan your visit, here's where we'll be each day of the week:

        From Monday 8 April to Saturday 29 June

        Wednesday

        9am-12pm

        1pm-4pm

        Blakenall Village Centre, Blakenall, WS3 1LZ

        Streetly Youth & Sports Centre, Streetly, B74 3HR

        Thursday 

        9am-12pm

        1pm-4pm

        Cresswell Crescent, Mossley, WS3 2UW

        Paddock Lane, Chuckery, WS1 2HS

        Friday

        9am-12pm

        1pm-4pm

        ASDA Bloxwich, Bloxwich, WS3 3JR

        Palfrey Park, Palfrey, WS1 4AN

        Saturday

        9am-12pm

        1pm-4pm

        Visitors Centre, Walsall Arboretum, WS1 2QH

        Community Transport

        Group Transport

        Walsall Community Transport can offer group hire to help local communities to get out and about. It is aimed at voluntary and community organisations, sports clubs, faith groups, schools, health groups and much more.  More information, including details of rental costs and booking information can be found on the Walsall Community Transport website or by calling 01922 685555.

        Visit the Walsall Community Transport website

        Community Transport Group operate our Let's Chat scheme in West Bromwich.

        Community Hubs

        Our Community Hub is located at West Bromwich Bus Station and will be open Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Pop in for a warm welcome and hot drink! We also have a small separate meeting space available for groups to use Free of Charge.

        Group Transport

        The Community Transport Group has a wide range of minibuses, including a large number that are fully wheelchair accessible to help local communities to get out and about. It is aimed at voluntary and community organisations, sports clubs, faith groups, schools, health groups and much more.  To use our Group Travel services your group needs to be registered.

        For more information on using the community hub, to enquire about group travel and other services available across the Black Country area please contact the local office on 01902 491 209 .

        Visit the Community Transport Group website

        Walsall Community Transport and the Community Transport Group both provide Let's Chat services in Wolverhampton.

        Community Transport

        The Community Transport Group has a wide range of minibuses, including a large number that are fully wheelchair accessible to help local communities to get out and about. It is aimed at voluntary and community organisations, sports clubs, faith groups, schools, health groups and much more.  To use our Group Travel services your group needs to be registered.

        For more information about group travel and other services available across the Black Country area please contact the local office on 01902 491 209 .

        Visit the Walsall Community Transport website

        Visit the Community Transport Group website

        Interested in using a space?

        Applications are open for charities or groups to use our spaces to help tackle loneliness. Find out more below:

        Coventry Community Hub

        Get in touch with the Community Transport Group if you would like to use the Community Hub in Coventry Pool Meadow bus station.

        Walsall Community Hub

        Get in touch with Walsall Community Transport if you would like to use the Community Hub on Walsall bus station.

        West Bromwich Community Hub

        Get in touch with the Community Transport Group if you would like to use the Community Hub on West Bromwich bus station.