We have a very diverse mix of friends in Liverpool City Center. Old & young, rich & poor, British nationals & those from other countries. One of the things I have observed that often goes unnoticed, is the way people who come from countries/places with more robust understandings and practices of community (as opposed to the more individualistic notions in Britain and much of the West) struggle.
For the last 2.5 years we opened our doors on a Monday evening for friends, neighbors and strangers to come eat with us. No grand, mechanistic plan, we just wanted to know people.