Weekly coffee mornings

The Harvey Centre, Harlow has teamed up with Rainbow Services to help overcome loneliness and social isolation within the Harlow community.

Starting on 13th June, they’ll be working with Phoenix Resource Centre to hold pop-up coffee mornings every Thursday between 10am to 2pm to give residents the chance to come in and meet new people, make new friends, sit and chat and play games over refreshments.

The programme, run by Rainbow Services, enables residents in Harlow to identify issues that are affecting their lives and, with support, get more involved in their community and solve their own problems. In order to tackle the issue of increased loneliness and isolation, Rainbow Services offer support to residents by creating and maintaining weekly social and activity hubs. They also organise special outings and events that residents can participate in. Rainbow Services are currently providing activities and social opportunities to 461 Harlow residents across several social hubs throughout the town.

The Harvey Centre’s hub will be located on the first floor of the centre next to the management suite.

Bryan Young, Centre Manager at The Harvey Centre says, “We’re looking forward to working with Rainbow Services on this fantastic initiative. We believe the coffee mornings are a valuable asset to the community – giving locals a reason to get out and about, meet others and stay active in mind and body.”