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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.

The ‘Time for Tea’ project builds on the success of the ‘Cuppa Club’, which is currently run in partnership with The Ridings Shopping Centre in Wakefield.

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!

Over the next three years, We will open new ‘Time for Tea’ projects across the district. We are currently in negotiations with wonderful, caring people at various shopping venues who are really eager and happy to host our events.  When we have definate venues, dates and times we will let you know.  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

    6th December


    10th January - This is the second Monday due to the Bank Holiday
    7th February
    7th March



  • Wakefield Centre

    Based in the Ridings Centre, this gathering happens on the



    2nd & 4th Thursday of each month 10am - 12 noon

    Upcoming dates

    25th November
    9th December
    16th December


    13th January
    17th January
    10th February
    24th February



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 2021 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