Little Cup of Joy is based around our high profile Rural Coffee Connect barista van. We travel to rural communities across Leicestershire & Rutland and pop up a safe and welcoming informal café space for people to enjoy a hot drink, chat, and build connections with their community.


Through Little Cup of Joy we want to keep everyone connected with their community, ensuring those at risk of loneliness or poor mental health are supported, and anyone suffering is connected with someone who can help. Whilst this sounds like a huge job, we believe that by keeping things simple and working together with communities we can make a big impact on combatting loneliness. Our tried and tested approach is based around three C's: Coffee, Conversation, and Community. By combining these basic elements we will build connections, confidence, and help people overcome loneliness and other mental wellbeing challenges. 


For those that need it, we also offer a 1:2:1 keyworker (based on our successful Changing Connections project) to help them produce a personal action plan aimed at improving their social and support networks, enhancing their mental wellbeing, and helping them to access local community groups, facilities & services.

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