Socialising

Socialising can help elderly people to avoid isolation and enhance their emotional well-being. There are numerous ways of socialising or enjoying the companionship of other people and these include volunteering and participating in time banks. Otherwise there are a wide range of day centres for older people which offer activities and refreshments, lunch clubs, special interest groups, drop-in centres and befriending services. Homesharing offers companionship in return for sharing your home, and there are services that offer companionship on outings to places of interest or dedicated shared transport to shopping centres.

Click a location to view all socialising services in that region.

Socialising services in England

Bedfordshire (44) Berkshire (61) Buckinghamshire (53) Cambridgeshire (42) Channel Islands (19) Cheshire (69) Cornwall (30) Cumbria (67) Derbyshire (75) Devon (85) Dorset (117) Durham (51) East Riding of Yorkshire (29) East Sussex (57) Essex (62) Gloucestershire (84) Greater London (304) Greater Manchester (110) Hampshire (89) Herefordshire (48) Hertfordshire (58) Isle of Man (18) Isle of Wight (23) Kent (83) Lancashire (66) Leicestershire (57) Lincolnshire (46) Merseyside (48) Norfolk (38) North Yorkshire (53) Northamptonshire (46) Northumberland (25) Nottinghamshire (49) Oxfordshire (60) Shropshire (64) Somerset (50) South Yorkshire (102) Staffordshire (55) Suffolk (43) Surrey (50) Tyne and Wear (38) Warwickshire (45) West Midlands (157) West Sussex (39) West Yorkshire (96) Wiltshire (29) Worcestershire (56)

Socialising services in Scotland

Aberdeen (20) Aberdeenshire (19) Angus (22) Argyll & Bute (21) Clackmannanshire (17) Dumfries & Galloway (22) Dundee (22) East Ayrshire (21) East Dunbartonshire (21) East Lothian (19) East Renfrewshire (22) Edinburgh (21) Eilean Siar / Western Isles (20) Falkirk (22) Fife (22) Glasgow (21) Highland (20) Inverclyde (21) Midlothian (17) Moray (20) North Ayrshire (21) North Lanarkshire (17) Orkney Islands (20) Perth & Kinross (22) Renfrewshire (21) Scottish Borders (21) Shetland Islands (22) South Ayrshire (21) South Lanarkshire (17) Stirling (22) West Dunbartonshire (21) West Lothian (17)

Socialising services in Wales

Anglesey (19) Blaenau Gwent (21) Bridgend (21) Caerphilly (23) Cardiff (23) Carmarthenshire (23) Ceredigion (21) Conwy (19) Denbighshire (20) Flintshire (21) Gwynedd (19) Merthyr Tydfil (22) Monmouthshire (21) Neath Port Talbot (21) Newport (22) Pembrokeshire (22) Powys (22) Rhondda Cynon Taff (22) Swansea (22) Torfaen (18) Vale of Glamorgan (23) Wrexham (20)

Socialising services in Northern Ireland

Antrim (17) Armagh (17) Belfast (17) Down (17) Fermanagh (17) Londonderry (17) Tyrone (17)