50plus online cafe

Promoting training and employment for the 50 plus generation                 Scroll down for much more

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Welcome to our interactive  community forum. The online cafe society, created by people who are 50 plus, for our generation





It takes a very special person to become a volunteer, but volunteers need to look after themselves as well

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Scope charity for disabled people

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         Employment, Jobs, Training, Education 

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Employment Jobs Training

Find Job vacancies, Training, Employment advice, Education courses

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Sarah Smith - Transgender Issues

Scary times for trans people “The Trans Persecution Bill: The ultimate silencing of trans people Rose Gold Jun 15 It will not have escaped the attention of many that the consultation on trans equality, which was 70% in favour of trans people’s equality, but was then… 

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Book reviews

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Stephen Kearney - Fleeing the plague - My flight from COVID

Stephen Kearney describes how he had to run from home to seek sanctuary from the dreaded plague as total fear gripped the great city of London in the year of 2020 AD ……..

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Promoting Good Mental Health

                Let’s Talk about Mental Health

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Click here to see our list of Therapists if you feel that you would like to talk to a Counsellor during this time
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Pets hub

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Special feature – Ruby Wax talks about good mental health 

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Let’s talk about mental health

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Coffee club

If you love coffee, join the the club

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Gardeners' Club

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Disability matters

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Arts and Crafts

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Neat ideas for the home

Learn how to use really good ideas at home to save money
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Grandparent hub

Join our grandparents hub. have discussions share your experience of grandparenting

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Inspiration hub

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be inspired by poetry and messages
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News Hub

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Card Games

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Legal Hub

Legal information
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Photo Hub

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Music – online music, videos and other entertainment

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Art Hub

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Exercise for the over 50s


This is a good time, whilst we’re all at home to keep fit and energised. We hope this exercise video will help

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Enjoying the 50 plus moment

*Poetry for the week*

17 minutes ago

A little tune to cheer you all up today - ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

In our days - in the university days, boys met girls and they dated and got on with their lives, either ended up together long term or went their own ways and met other people. So you would go out clubbing, pubbing, or dinners, parties, meet new people exchange numbers and it was really straightforward in the main. It doesn't seem to be the same anymore though. Nowadays, It seems to be far more sinister, with women being injected on the dance floor being just one of the ridiculous states of madness. What happened?? ... See MoreSee Less
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18 hours ago

Imagine this60 years ago today, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet each other again by chance on Dartford railway station in Kent, England, on the way to their respective colleges and discover their mutual taste for rock and roll.They decide to form a band together. ... See MoreSee Less
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Basics of wine tasting

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Gardening tips

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7 recipes you can have ready in 5 minutes

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The Beat Radio Show

Barrie interviews Ann Mitchell well known for her roles in Eastenders, Call The Midwife, Widows and many TV shows.

Albums of the week - double click on the video to open u tube, so you can continue scrolling through the site, whilst listening to your favourite music



Rainer Hersch – The funniest classical orchestra ever

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Memory lane with Robert Palmer

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Week of jazz

Al Jarreau – Take five

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Natalie Imbruglia – Torn

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Carole King – You’ve got a friend

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A tribute – Burt Bacharach

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