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.

Open Door Coffee Morning

Coffee morning is our drop in, on Wednesdays from 10.30am to 12pm, offering free tea, coffee and cake, for those in the community who are looking for a welcoming place to come for a chat, arts & crafts, especially those who are experiencing social isolation.

Peer Support Coffee Mornings

Everyone is welcome at our coffee mornings. It’s a great opportunity to meet other carers, share challenges and solutions, and enjoy some time for yourself in a social environment.

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.

Craft Club

Craft Club takes place monthly on Saturday afternoons (2-4pm) on the first Saturday of the month. It is for anyone interested in crafting (whatever your level!) and connecting with others over a cuppa.


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.

Lewisham Healthy Walks

Lewisham Healthy Walks is a free programme of volunteer led walks that take place across the borough’s parks and green spaces.


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.

SE23 Book Club

We meet monthly at the Honor Oak Pub in Brockley Rise. There’s a good mix of all sorts of people and we read everything from fiction to biography and everything in between.


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.

Poetry Shared Reading

Are you interested in reading and chatting about a couple of poems in a friendly group? It's a chance to meet some other local people in a sociable setting and talk about poetry. Everyone is welcome.

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.


Vocallective is a local choir group for those who love classic pop and enjoy the buzz and personality of a fun, diverse choir group.

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