After months of work on the Government’s Nesta Tech to Connect competiton, we have today been advised that The Chatty Cafe Scheme is a runner up! The challenge was created to find innovative ideas which tackle social isolation through technology. We were selected as a top ten finalist in September 2019 and have since been working, with Nesta’s support, on improving our website and technology. The advice we have received throughout the competition from different IT and marketing experts has been invaluable. We are now extremely excited about the scheme’s future and most importantly, helping reduce loneliness and social isolation for even more people.