Friendship Groups

Friendship groups are a self-sustaining community initiative developed through Talk, Eat, Drink (TED) as part of the National Lottery Community funded Ageing Better programme. The aim of the groups has been to welcome and encourage anyone over the age of 50 to get involved with their local community, meet new people, and take part in social activities. Friendship groups are volunteer led with support setting up provided by the TED Friendship Officer. Volunteers are encouraged to plan activities, outings and engage other members of the group to ensure the groups success and longevity.

Here is the Friendship Group toolkit.

One of the Volunteer’s from The Over 50s Youth Club shared “today would not have happened without the hard work of our volunteers who make this so special that makes it worth all the hard work that goes into it.” She went on to describe the celebrations as “special, magic and a lovely atmosphere, the way the room has been arranged has really helped. Everyone is talking, you know you’ve done well when everyone is talking to each other, and there’s a buzz”.

Horncastle – Over 50s Youth Club

Horncastle Community Centre, Manor House Street, Horncastle,


Meet weekly every Wednesday

From 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Contact – Jean 07752413693

Refreshments are available to attendees for £2.

There is a programme of activities and speakers arranged and run by the volunteers.

Anyone is welcome to attend the Over 50s Youth Club having its doors open to existing and new members.

Skegness – Friendship Group

North Parade, Skegness PE25 1BY

Meet weekly every Tuesday from 1pm – 3pm.

Contact – Steve or Wendy 07821486505

Come along and join the Friendship Group for coffee, cake and conversation.

Here you will find the perfect opportunity to meet others, make new friends, share ideas and information, along with finding out what is happening in the local area.

The Storehouse Friendship Group look forward to

welcoming you.

Binbrook – Friendship Group 

The Plough, Back Lane, Binbrook LN8 6DE

Meet on the 3rd Friday of the month from 10.30am to 12pm

Contact – Bunny 01472 399097 OR Karen 07429465703

The people who meet at this Friendship Group Coffee Morning are very keen for the people of the community, and villages around, to come and meet together over tea, coffee and cake (usually homemade) for the cost of £2.

A warm welcome awaits you and new members are encouraged to come, relax and enjoy getting to know the people in and around Binbrook.

Mablethorpe – Hope House

Hope House, 97 Victoria Road, Mablethorpe, LN12 2AL

Meet fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon from 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Contact – Frank or Beryl 01507 478117

The volunteers and members welcome you to come along, relax

and meet over refreshments for the cost of £2.

You will find a time to unwind, make new friends, and the friendly

volunteers and members will help you feel at home within the

Friendship Group.

AWOC – Ageing Without Children

Meet virtually on Zoom

Meet fortnightly on a Tuesday afternoon from 4.30pm to 6.00pm

Contact – Trish 07919137086 or Kath 01507 239579

AWOC is working with individuals and organisations to raise awareness, provide support and create a society in which those ageing without children feel recognised and understood. AWOC is

open to individuals/couples who are ageing without children and the group members help to develop the content of the meetings, including a timetable of guest speakers.

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