COMPASSIONATE Inverclyde have teamed up with Broomhill Hub's café to offer a 'caring cuppa' to anyone who needs it.

The idea is that people can buy a cup of coffee for a stranger to brighten their day, help combat feelings of isolation and let them see that others care.

When customers buy themselves a coffee, they also pay in advance for a cup to be given to somebody else - usually someone who otherwise couldn't afford it.

Alison Bunce from Compassionate Inverclyde said: “In these difficult times, when people are struggling, these small actions can encourage community, social connectedness, compassion and kindness.

"In a compassionate community, people are encouraged to be empathic and motivated by compassion to care for each other.

Diane McGranaghan, chief executive of Inverclyde Association for Mental Health, who operate the cafe, said: “We are delighted to be chosen to work with Compassionate Inverclyde on this lovely project."