We do not act as a counselling service, but an area of the Caravan is available for private conversation. Of course, not everyone will be in search of information or advice. If someone has just moved into the area, they might like to meet their neighbours. Even if they’ve lived there a while, there may be new people they haven’t had the chance to meet. In some villages, there’s nowhere to socialise and it can be hard to meet people if one is retired or working at home. A break for coffee and a chat could be the ideal way to make life that bit more interesting. We can also be on hand to offer support and information to any emerging village group, a toddler group, for example, or perhaps an over 60s club.
The Rural Coffee Caravan has been operating in rural Suffolk since 2003, concentrating on villages that have no village hall or one that is little used. We use two vehicles, a caravan and a camper van, to travel round and visit villages and village groups.