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We are celebrating being awarded a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to support our work with older people who are isolated and lonely.

Time for Tea events run throughout the district in shared public spaces such as supermarkets and shopping centres. This is an opportunity for older people to gather informally and enjoy refreshments in open areas they already visit, making it a regular drop-in event and providing passers-by with an easy opportunity to engage, feeling comfortable and safe. No doors to open, no closed rooms!

We have opened new ‘Time for Tea’ projects across the district and would like to thank the wonderful, caring people at various shopping venues who are really eager and happy to host our events.  Our team of 3 staff will attend each event along with Age UK Wakefield District volunteers to chat, offer support and generally get to know people.  


We hope the people who come along will build good relationships, develop new friendships and benefit from the support that Age UK Wakefield District has to offer at what we hope will be happy, relaxed get togethers. 

So if you see us whilst out shopping, come and say hello!

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  • Hemsworth

    Based in the Tesco store, this gathering happens on the



    1st Monday of each month 10am - 12noon

    Upcoming dates

    9th May (Week later due to Bank Holiday)
    6th June
    4th July
    1st August
    5th September
    3rd October
    7th November



  • Morrisons Dewsbury Road

    Based in the Morrisons cafe, this gathering happens on the


    3rd Tuesday of each month
    10am - 12noon

    Upcoming dates

    17th May
    21st June
    19th July
    16th August
    20th September
    18th October
    15th November

  • Wakefield Centre

    Based in the Ridings Centre, Time for Tea happens in the centre near the glass lifts


    4th Thursday of each month 10am - 12 noon

    Upcoming dates

    26th May
    23rd June
    28th July
    25th August
    22nd September
    27th October
    24th November

  • Wakefield Centre

    Based in The Ridings Shopping Centre, Cuppa Club happens in the centre near the glass lifts.  Offering entertainment and time for a chat 


    2nd Thursday of the month 
    10am to 2pm 

    12th May
    9th June
    14th July
    11 August
    8th September
    13th October
    10th November

  • Knottingley

    Based in the Morrisons cafe, this gathering happens on the


    last Wednesday of each month 10am - 12noon

    25th May
    29th June
    27th July
    31st August
    28th September
    26th October
    30th November

  • Knottingley

    Based in the Community Shop (Old Factory Shop)
    this gathering happens on the 


    2nd Tuesday of each month
    10.30am - 12.30pm

    Upcoming dates

    10th May
    14th June
    12th July
    9th August
    13th September
    11th October
    8th November


To find out more about this exciting new project, please contact Brenda Wardle on 01977 552114 or email:

If you are interested in volunteering at any of our rewarding 'Time for Tea' events, click here to see our volunteer opportunities. 

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The Time for Tea team have produced quarterly ‘Wellbeing Newsletters’, themed around the Community Fund, Time for Tea initiative
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Enjoy reading about our different Services, tax your brain with our puzzle pages, learn some new techniques for getting through this tough time together. Learn about opportunities to Get Involved with Age UK Wakefield District through our upcoming projects around Digital Inclusion. Make 2022 the year you try something new, challenge yourself, amaze your family by calling them on Zoom or FaceTime, or sending an email to them all.

To look back at our fantastic Wellbeing Newsletter, select the one you'd like to view from the below options

We welcome your feedback and ideas to help in the development of future newsletters, let us know what you would like to see in our next edition and we will do what we can to accommodate those ideas. 

If you would like a printed version of this publication please email

Age UK Wakefield District runs a ‘Keeping Older People Connected’ digital inclusion service which has three offers for people over 50:

  • A free Tablet Loan scheme allowing people with little or no previous experience of digital equipment and the internet to gain valuable experience, learning in their own time and in their own houses, with telephone support from team members.
  • The free Telephone Support service, where people can log a call-back request for help with their own equipment by ringing the Single Point of Contact number 01977 552114.
  • The free ‘Time for Tea’ Tech Tables, where members of the team support an area for people to find out more about the services and get immediate help with their own equipment. The Tech Tables are available at all the planned events above.

During these difficult times, we have adapted our services to meet the new challenges faced by individuals due to coronavirus.

Some services remain unaffected and our staff will continue to deliver these services safely.  Some services have been adapted to continue remotely, mainly by phone.  All our services operate to COVID-secure standards.

If you need further information please contact our Single Point of Contact on 01977 552114