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.

Friendship Lunches

Our monthly Friendship Lunch at the Bell Hotel is usually held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month.

Share your Memories

Join the group every 3rd Monday at 2.30pm in the community library to share memories on a particular topic over refreshments.

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.

Painting Group

We currently have two weekly painting groups - on a Tuesday and a Thursday morning. These are in Winslow at the Bowls Club House, and at the Village Hall in Padbury.


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.

Gentle Walks

Specially designed for those who find walking difficult, are unused to walking or not able to walk regularly, short walks around Winslow at your pace with refreshments at the end. All are welcome to join, meeting every Wednesday at 10am at St Laurence Room.


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.

Book Group

The Book Group meets every 4-6 weeks. We meet to chat informally about a book that has something to say about faith - which leaves a lot of books to choose from. Newcomers are always welcome to join us, whether it's for one book or several.


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.

Cards & Games

Keep your mind sharp and enjoy an afternoon of cards and board games, with refreshments on the 1st Monday of each month from 2:30pm - 4:00pm at the Winslow Bowls Club.

Men in Sheds

Whether you're a member, a prospective member or just 'Shed-curious' there's no need to book. We have a large social area with comfy chairs, plenty of puzzles and games (even a snooker table) and, of course, the kettle is always on. There is a fee of £2.50 per session.

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.

Singing for Pleasure

Monthly singing session for all, with refreshments, normally on the 4th Thursday of each month, at St Laurence Room from 2.30pm-4.00 pm
Cost £1.50 per session.

The Church Choir

The aim of the choir is to sing well and have fun doing so. We practice every Friday evening; the juniors from 6.30pm - 7.15pm, combined from 7.30pm - 8.30pm, and adults from 8.30pm - 9.00pm.

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