The Great British Chai Party initiative was launched last night at an International Women’s Day event hosted by Bob Blackman MP at the House of Commons on 6th March 2017. Created to tackle loneliness in the elderly, the Great British Chai Party encourages people to host tea parties to aid social cohesion and facilitate news friendships. The initiative asks volunteers to arrange transport and host small groups of elderly people from all faiths and backgrounds at a tea party in their home or at a local community centre. The Great British Chai Party, the brainchild of Sushma Bhanot and Kiran Bhanaut, used the launch pad of International Women’s Day and was supported by Baroness Jenkin, Lord & Lady Dholakia, Lord Popat and Baroness Verma.
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