A REAL SENSE OF COMMUNITY & BELONGING
That is because we are within a very busy town center location and we don't look or feel like a community cafe in the traditional sense.
Entering LilyAnne's Coffee Bar, you feel a real sense of community and belonging many leave saying they really felt welcomed but not many leave knowing they've just been into a community cafe.
WE USE OUR PROFITS TO SUPPORT
We focus on good service, good coffee and good food with all the profits being used to support our community in Hartlepool.
We've really invested in the look and feel of the location but if you do not require the support we offer to our community service users you'd never know so much support was happening around you.
Which makes it feel an even better and safer environment for the members of the community we really support.
LilyAnne's Coffee Bar is a Community Interest Company, We're a coffee shop to many but a lot of invisible good is happening around those who are visiting just for a coffee, that's because we are doing a lot good in a relaxed and non-clinical environment using profits to support our community in Hartlepool with the main aim of reducing social isolation, feelings of mental health and offering support to our armed forces and blue light veterans.
We work with people from all age groups, to reduce the feelings of loneliness especially the elderly and those living alone who are suffering loneliness and social isolation, We bring our community together with our suspended coffee pay it forward scheme, chatter & natter table, support events, breakfast clubs and live music events with the aim of reducing loneliness and creating companionship.
WE ARE COMPLEMENTIVE
We work with lots of groups to identify the right people who need our support or our team identify those during the customer service stages when they use the cafe. Even those who don't know we are a community cafe.
We are complementing & supportive within the third sector and will work with all groups who are looking to develop partnerships & relationships, to better support our Hartlepool community.
So if you are put off visiting us because we are a community cafe please come and experience us for yourself because all the coffee you drink really will go towards making a huge difference within our community.
We run regular sessions and workshops with the main aim of improving the feelings of mental health within a relaxing and supportive environment, We offer support through events and activities to all age groups by running support sessions, games nights, as well as small support bubbles which are aimed at reducing the feeling of anxiety and creating companionship.
LilyAnne's offers support to our bluelight and veterans community running weekly breakfast clubs, support groups and events to support our armed forces and bluelight community. We have signed the armed forces covenant.
Hartlepool like many other towns has members of the community who face being homeless simply because of relationship breakdowns and families no longer wanting them, not because of drug or substance misuse because they are simply not wanted anymore. We run a number of projects that aim to support those who are genuinely homeless within the town.