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.

Uckfield Men's Shed

A friendly and welcoming place where men come together to pursue and practice practical skills at leisure. Anyone retired, unemployed, bored or struggling are welcome.

Uckfield Divas WI

Whether you would like to perfect a new skill or just met some new friends we hope that you will enjoy being part of something special. We meet on the third Wednesday of every month at The Cinque Ports Club in Uckfield and in addition to our monthly meetings we provide spin off groups such as a book club, a craft group, a supper club as well as many social events and lots more activities.

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.

Uckfield Art Group

We are an informal group of around 25 regular members who meet regularly to enjoy and develop our art. There are members from all abilities and ages. We celebrate successes and although we have no formal tutor we use the expertise within the group to help those who need advice or encouragement. The group meets every Tuesday from 7-9pm in Uckfield's Luxford Centre, at the top of the Luxford Carpark, just off Uckfield High Street. Members bring their own supplies and work on their own painting and drawing projects in the convivial and supportive atmosphere.

The Paint Club

We run painting workshops at the Highlands Inn in Uckfield every last Monday of the month. We are also at Grounded at The Forge and the Anchor Inn in Ringmer.


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.

Heathfield & District Ramblers

We are a friendly, small group of walkers. We have a varied programme of walks which mainly take place on a Saturday throughout the year. Most of our walks are all day walks, usually circular and between 5 and 8 miles.


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.

The Book Club

Do you enjoy reading? Our Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Buxted Inn at 2.30pm. We enjoy discussing a chosen book for each month, as well as much talk about books in general.


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.

Uckfield Camera Club

We are small and friendly club. We aim to bring together like minded people with an interest in both traditional and digital photography, offering a programme of entertaining, practical and educational sessions. We welcome photographers of all levels and styles. We meet on the first and third Thursday of every month throughout the whole year.

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.

The Uckfield Singers

We are a large 4-part harmony choir of mixed ability singers - no audition necessary. Age range from 18 up to 90's. If you would like to join, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Buxted Players

Buxted Players is a lively, friendly amateur dramatic society that has been entertaining audiences in the Buxted and Uckfield area of East Sussex since 1928. We put on twice yearly productions at the Reading Room, Buxted. These range from Shakespeare to pantomime. We have produced a number of thrillers and we are particularly known for our comedies.

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