Services Local community groups Local Group Network Our group network is the rock upon which our charity was built over 50 years ago and remains an important part of the services we provide to our beneficiaries today. Our groups provide an important forum for friendship and companionship at the heart of local community offering everything from visiting speakers, days out, theatre trips, pub lunches, walking activities, skittles and the odd session of Beetle Drive or Bingo! Sadly with a drop in available volunteers to help run the groups the number we have operating has fallen in recent years, although we are always happy to discuss the opening of new groups with anyone interested. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 17th March 2020 Following the Prime Minister's announcement on 16th March we have temporarily suspended all our local group activities and home visiting service (which will, where possible, be replaced by our telephone visiting scheme). We have initially asked all groups to temporarily suspend all their group activities initially until the end of June but this may need to be extended further depending on how things progress. You can find further Guidance on Social Distancing and Protecting Older People and Vulnerable Adults by clicking the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults You can find Stay at Home Guidance for Households with possible coronavirus infection by clicking the link below: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection Please do contact us if you have any questions or queries - you can call 020 8691 7411 or email: [email protected] Finding your nearest group To find our whether there's a group near you you can use our postcode search and if there is a group close to you it will show you more details. If there is no telephone number listed on the group page or if you can't find a group local to you then do contact us on 020 8691 7411 as we'd be happy to help you further.