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.

Soroptimist International

We’re a friendly, active group of women from a variety of professions and backgrounds who meet up to combine friendship with projects, fund-raising, and lobbying activities aimed at improving the lives of women and girls.

Linking Lives Eastbourne

Linking Lives Eastbourne offers long term befriending and support to get back to being part of the local community.

Just Friends

A social group for people who live alone, including carers, who do not want romance, a partner or a relationship, just friends.

The Eastbourne Shed

The Eastbourne Shed is a place where anyone over 50 can go to learn new skills in woodwork and making things. Located on Fort Lane, open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4pm.

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.

The Art House

A destination café for people to enjoy quality artisan food and let their creative juices flow.

Ace Concern Eastbourne

Our Art Classes meet each Tuesday in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Whether you are a seasoned painter or someone who has always wanted to pick up a brush but hasn’t quite got around to it yet, you will be assured of a warm welcome and an opportunity to hone your skills on a variety of interesting subjects.

Cost £4.00 per session

Compass Community Arts

Based in Eastbourne, Compass Community Arts is an intergenerational, co-creative, artist led organisation for anyone vulnerable to social isolation, lived trauma, visible and hidden disabilities.

Willingdon Trees Community Centre

A friendly and free club that runs fortnightly on Sundays. The club is a space for parents and carers to come and enjoy crafting and being creative with their children. It aims to be SEND friendly, with a quiet space and a range of activities on offer. Sundays 2pm to 4pm.


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.

Eastbourne Rambling Club

Membership of the Eastbourne Rambling Club is open to both newcomers and experienced walkers alike of any age, as a wide range of walks is offered to suit most abilities.

East Sussex Health Works

East Sussex Health Walks are free one hour walks led by trained community volunteer who lead four walks every week in Eastbourne.

Ace Walkers

Monday and Wednesday walks commence at 10.30am

Beachy Head Ramblers

This group are the local representatives of the Ramblers Association (RA) in and around Eastbourne. A friendly group of walkers organising walks mainly in Sussex but occasionally further afield. They currently have around 300 members and new members are always welcome whether they are new to walking or more experienced.


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.

Riddit! Reading group for 16-19 year old

We are a Reading Group for 16 19 year olds. We meet on the second Friday of each month in Eastbourne Library, in the Teen section between 4 -5pm.

Read Aloud group

The Read Aloud group meets at the Eastbourne Library, located on Grove Road. Hosted by Abigail Luthmann, it's a free service open to all and welcomes new members


Regular book club at The Waterstones in Eastbourne.


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.

Knit & Natter

A weekly time on a Wednesday afternoon to relax, enjoy a cup of fresh coffee or tea and to knit and to knatter as much or as little as we please at Holy Trinity Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Chess Club

This friendly Club meets every Friday 7.30 at RAFA Bridge Club, 11 Wish Road, BN21 4NX..All members are invited to come along to what promises to be enjoyable and entertaining evenings.

Eastbourne Talking Newspaper Association

We are a small, local, volunteer run, UK registered charity providing a free talking newspaper service to the sight impaired community in the Eastbourne area.

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 Happy Place Choir

The Happy Place Choir is a vibrant, welcoming and friendly community choir based in Old Town in Eastbourne.

Eastbourne Community Choir

The Eastbourne Community Choir meets on 40 Thursdays of the year with the aim of singing for fun, singing for health and making new friends. There is no commitment and it is possible to 'Pay as you Go'.

Eastbourne Choral Society

Join us - we welcome new members. We rehearse at All Saints' Church, Grange Road, Eastbourne on Tuesdays at 7.30.

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