Happy to Share

Happy to Share

These are my original Happy to Share cards I designed in 2015 before ‘loneliness’ became a buzz word. I had noticed lots of people of different ages sitting alone in cafes and pubs. I wanted a simple way to get people to sit together and share tables. My hope was that in doing so that people may put down their book or phone and actually talk to one another! The Happy to Share cards are a non-verbal invitation.

The project was funded originally by Recovery Devon and made the national press in January 2018 being featured in the Huffington Post.

Now as I write the Happy to Share (H2S) cards are entering a second phase. The funding this time is from the community lottery fund and the most exciting part is that Exeter University have also been awarded funding to research and evidence to effectiveness in using the cards to reduce loneliness. If they prove useful then there is potentially the opportunity to raise further funds and roll the cards out more extensively.

The second phase of the Happy to Share cards sees a new duck egg green background, clearer writing and the coffee cup image is better too. I can’t share the final design with you yet as it is still being signed off but as soon as I have it I will.

Watch this space for more updates as I have them. If you would like to pre-order any cards, please let me know.

Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.