“Talking Tables” Fight Isolation

As a means of combatting loneliness, a major grocery chain is launching a string of new meeting places that will encourage people to talk to strangers.

20 different Sainsbury’s supermarkets across the UK are offering “Talking Tables”, a pilot program for their cafés.

The tables will serve as meeting places for people who may need human connection or conversation.

According to the supermarket, the tables will either have a sign that will identify itself as an meeting place for interested participants, or it will serve as a designated spot for charity-led community support groups and social ambassadors to host scheduled talks and activities.

It comes as new research from Sainsbury’s latest Living Well Index, developed in partnership with leading researchers Oxford Economics and the National Centre for Social Research, reveals the UK’s sense of…

This article was sourced from the Good News Network.

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