Our Never Alone programme is designed to provide support for loneliness and other emotional and practical needs plus promote general wellbeing. We have recommendations to local groups who may be able to help you. Finding the right one that meets your needs or interests can be very fulfilling and truly boost your mood.

If you have a local group you would like to add to the listing below, please submit your details via the Google form here.


Friendly, welcoming social groups can be relaxed and informal and offer the chance to chat and build new friendships.

We recommend local social groups and clubs for women and men which provide entertainment, conversation and a range of social activities.

The Deans Senior Tea Club

We run social clubs for seniors across venues in East Sussex. Our clubs are free to attend, so please just turn up or call to enquire.


CAMEO stands for Come And Meet Each Other and meets each Thursday 10.30am - 12pm for coffee/tea and chat, talks, quizzes etc.

Older and Out

Older and Out is a social group for older LGBTQUI people in Brighton. We are fully inclusive and provide a space to meet others, make friends and have some lunch.

Walk and Talk

What better way to take in fresh air, exercise and experience some of the finest countryside West Sussex has to offer than at the Brighton and Worthing Walk and Talk MeetUp. Taking place during weekdays, the social walks last 2.5 hours and take place on the edge of Brighton or Worthing.

Arts & Crafts

Would you like to get stuck in with an arts project or learn a new craft?

There is so much choice when it comes to arts clubs from painting to pottery making. We can help you find the best group for you.

Rottingdean Art Club

We are a group that meet weekly on Wednesday afternoon.


We learn from each other and between us we have tried knitting, embroidery, patchwork, beadwork, papercraft and many other skills. New members are welcome.


Walking is a popular choice both for relaxation and fitness. If you would like to get outside a little more, it can quickly become an enjoyable activity, and there are many groups in your area who would love you to join them for beautiful country walks.

Brighton and Hove Ramblers

Brighton and Hove Ramblers is a local walking and social group. They offer a range of walks each week and anyone with the appropriate level of fitness is welcome on any walk.

Carers Wellbeing Walking Group

Join the Reablement Team and other carers each month as we enjoy short accessible walks in beautiful surroundings followed by a wonderful chat and a coffee or hot chocolate afterwards.


If you are interested in meeting fellow bookworms, there are reading groups in most towns for friendly discussions and thought-provoking debates. We can help pinpoint the perfect book group for you in your area.

Rainbow Poetry Group

Informal meeting to read and recite poetry on the second Monday of the month at Rottingdean Library.

Phoenix Writing Group

We are a friendly group of writers that look to help each other in our writing ambitions.


Having a wide choice of groups to pick up an old hobby or start a new one can be a wonderful way to meet new people with a similar interest to you.

We recommend local groups and clubs ranging from chess, bridge, poker, bingo, knitting, to bowls.

Rottingdean Camera Club

Our aim is to encourage members to improve their photographic skills, and have fun along the way.

Always a small club -20/30 members. New members very welcome, with or without experience.

‘Friends of’ Groups

A number of green spaces volunteer groups based across Brighton & Hove. They undertake an array of conservation type activities.

Music & Theatre

Would you like to join an amateur dramatics group or a choir?

Exploring music can be good for the soul. You can join music appreciation classes or join the church choir. Dancing is also a wonderful way to meet new people and have fun.

Sing For Better Health

Improve your health and wellbeing, using a combination of specific relaxation/ posture/ breathing exercises, and having fun singing songs together. You don’t have to be able to sing to join us! Singing profoundly benefits health and wellbeing.

Bertram School of Dance - Ballet

Our classes are for children and adults of all abilities and age. Children’s classes start from three years and are for boy’s, girls and teenagers. We welcome new pupils for children’s ballet and adults ballet at any time during the year.

Never Alone can help you find the advice and support you need