In 2021-22, Chatty Café partnered with Bayside City Council and the Inner South-East Metropolitan Partnership to support the roll-out Chatty Cafe in Bayside. The project was successful in engaging with more than a hundred Neighbourhood Houses, libraries, local cafes, restaurants and new parent groups.
The Chatty Cafe roll-out was very popular among customers, volunteers and host venues and positive social impact was consistently observed across multiple participant groups.
“If not for Chatty Cafe I wouldn’t have been able to settle as well in Australia. I am now very connected. I have a wonderful friendship group now, thanks to Chatty!” – Chatty Cafe participant
In 2022 / 2023, an expansion of this project has reached across two other Local Government Areas of the Inner South-east: Glen Eira and Stonnington.
To view the report outlining the benefits from this roll-out, visit: www.suburbandevelopment.vic.gov.au/metropolitan-partnerships