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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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  • Morrisons Knottingley

    Morrisons cafe
    Last Wednesday of each month
    10am - 12noon

    Upcoming dates

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

  • Community Shop Knottingley

    Community Shop (Previous Factory Shop)
    2nd Tuesday of each month1

    10.30 am - 12.30pm

    Upcoming dates

    9th July
    13th August
    10th September
    8th October
    12th November

  • Pontefract

    The Broken Bridge Wetherspoons

    Every second Monday of the month
    Pub games and chance for a friendly chat


    Upcoming dates

    8th July
    12th August
    9th September
    14th October
    11th November

  • Castleford

    Based in The Glassblower Wetherspoons

    Every third Monday of the month
    Pub games and chance for a friendly chat

    10am-12 noon

    Upcoming dates

    15th July
    19th August
    16th September
    21st October
    18th November

  • Hemsworth

    Based in the Tesco store, this gathering happens on the


    1st Monday of each month 10am - 12noon

    Upcoming dates
    1st July
    5th August
    2nd September
    7th October
    4th November

  • Morrisons Dewsbury Road

    Based in the Morrisons cafe, this gathering happens on the


    3rd Tuesday of each month
    10am - 12noon

    Upcoming dates

    18th June
    16th July
    20th August
    17th September
    15th October
    19th 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

    27th June
    25th July
    22nd August
    26th Spetember
    24th October
    28th 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 12noon 

    Upcoming dates

    11th July
    8th August
    12th September
    10th October
    14th November

  • Junction 32

    Based in Tilly's Kitchen & Coffee Lounge, this gathering happens on the


    2nd Tuesday of each month 2pm - 4pm

    Upcoming dates

    9th July
    13th August
    10th September
    8th October
    12th November

  • The Blue Bell

    Based in The Blue Bell, Wetherspoons Pub.  This gathering happens on the

    4th Monday of each month
    10am-12 noon

    Upcoming date

    24th June
    22nd July
    Sorry no August due to Bank Holiday
    23rd September
    28th October
    25th November

  • Sainsburys Ings Road

    Based in the Sainsburys Cafe, Ings Road, Wakefield, this gathering happens on the

    The last Tuesday of the month

    Upcoming dates

    25th June
    30th July 
    27th August
    24th September
    29th October
    26th Novemeber

  • Castleford

    Based in the event space in Castleford Indoor Market, this gathering happens on

    First and third friday of each month

    21st June
    5th July
    19th July
    2nd August
    16th August
    6th Sept
    20th Sept
    4th Oct
    18th October
    1st November
    15th November
    6th December
    20th December



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

Take a look at our most recent Wellbeing Newsletter, filled with tips, puzzles, recipes and so much more! 





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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.
  • The free training and support.
  • 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.