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.

Men in Sheds

It’s a social group where men can be productive, socialise and be part of their local community. Activities include woodwork, metal work, electronics, weaving, computing and digital photography. Feel free to pop in on Tuesdays 10am to 1pm, Thursdays 10am to 1pm and Fridays 10am to 2pm.

Community Lunch

Every Tuesday between 12pm and 1.15pm at the Buckingham Parish Church we offer a full meal of soup, a main and pudding with tea or coffee all totally free. We usually welcome around 60-70 people every week from across all ages and it is a wonderful time to meet new people and for those who may struggle with loneliness to be amongst others.

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.

Created Creative

Creativity times are for everyone, both men and women, whether you think you are creative or not. Taking place on the second Monday of each month from 7.15pm to 9pm. To book your place please email info@createdcreative.co.uk


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.

Simply Walk

Groups of chattering, smiling walkers can be seen across Buckinghamshire. Come and join us on one of our many walks throughout our lovely county of Buckinghamshire. No need to book, just choose your walk and arrive 15 minutes before departure to register with the walk leader.


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.

Ali's Book Club

A book club where we share thoughts on our monthly reads and share books we have read and loved.


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

Join us for knitting, crochet and more. Enjoy a coffee as you knit & natter. it's free and no booking is required, just turn up on the day. Taking place at Buckingham library on Thursdays from 2pm to 3pm.

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.

Buckingham Church Choir

Buckingham Church Choir is a welcoming and thriving group of children and adults. We're a sociable, welcoming bunch and we look after each other - all ages included. We rehearse on Thursday evenings in term time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm.

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