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Age UK Lunch Club
We are a warm and welcoming group of people looking for new members to join in coffee, lunch and companionship. The lunch club is open two days a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We would welcome new members on either or both days. Lunch costs £5 and we can help with arranging transport.

If you are interested or know of anyone who would benefit from this service please call VICKY on 07584484193
Alcester Cafe
Supports people with memory problems/dementia and their families. Held at the Jubilee Centre, off St Faiths Road every Tuesday and Friday from 10.30am - 12.30pm. Drop in and see us or ring Carole or Roger on 01789 488088 for more information.
Alcester Vision Support Club
Alcester Vision Support Club
If you live in Alcester, Bidford or Studley, you might like to meet others in your situation. Alcester Vision Support Club is a social group which meets on alternate Thursdays at Jubilee Court. It is an opportunity to chat, be entertained and enjoy tea.

For more information, call Ruth Dutton 01789 763827 or Karyl Rees 01789 400 561.

Confidential help & support for those whose lives have been affected by problem drinkers. Al-Anon meet each Tuesday @ 7.30pm at The Samaritans Hub Tyler St. Stratford upon Avon CV37 6TY NO FEES

Enquiries  02074030888

Alzheimer’s Society
Alzheimer’s Society provides a range of support services for people with dementia, their families and carers across Warwickshire. Dementia cafés run monthly providing a place to share information and experiences or to simply have a chat in Stratford-upon-Avon, Shipston-on-Stour and Kenilworth. Singing for the Brain® sessions run on alternate Tuesdays in Leamington Spa. Day Care runs weekly in Warwick and Henley (charges apply for this service).

For more information contact the Warwickshire Office on 01926 888 899
Anchor Bible Studies
Non-church Christians Club. Any believers (Acts 2:42-47) wishing to meet kindred types for information, discussion and opportunities, please contact Neil or Rosemary on 01789 507662  or email:
Bereavement Support and Social Group
Cruse Bereavement Care runs a group for those who have been bereaved. Its purpose is to off er an opportunity for people to meet over a cuppa and hopefully get some comfort from talking with others in a similar situation. It is held on the last Sunday of every month from 3.00 to 5.00 pm at Our Lady of Peace, Church Lane, Shottery, Stratford CV37 9HQ. Cost £3 per person to cover room hire and refreshments. For more information contact Jane 07530 629114.
Bidford Community Library (digital skills)
Are you confident using computers and could spare some time to help others gain skills with tablets? We are all volunteers at Bidford Community Library and would like to recruit a small team to support our new digital initiative. If you are friendly and supportive contact us for more information, email: or call into the library.
Bidford Dementia Cafe
Supporting people with memory problems/dementia and their families,carers and volunteers. Every Monday (except bank holidays) between 10.30am and 12.30pm on a 'drop in' basis at Westholme Court, Westholme Road, Bidford. For more informaition call Wendy on 07713 648716 or email
CAKE & COMPANY  -  every Friday from 2pm until 4pm at The Methodist Centre, Old Town.
Everyone welome.
For more information ring Gillian on 01789 295560
coffee and cake day
Coffee and Cake Day for SMA
Why not help Stratford-based charity Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK (formerly the Jennifer Trust) and hold your very own Coffee and Cake Day fundraiser. Fundraising packs can be requested free of charge by calling 01789 267 520.
All funds raised will help families affected by the inherited neuromuscular condition Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Dementia Support Programme and Cafes - Warwickshire Reminiscence Action Project
FREE support programme for those looking after a loved one living with dementia based in Stratford plus dementia cafes in Bishopton (Friday 2-4.00 pm) and Wellesbourne (Wednesday 2-4.00 pm)

Telephone 01789 261061 Email
Derby & Joan club
Meet every Thursday afternnon 1.30 - 3.30pm Westholme Court, Bidford On Avon. Tea / biscuits, bingo and a chat.
We have regular outings, all very friendly and everyone is welcome.
Contact Chrisitne for more information on 01789 778684
Divorce Recovery Workshop
Divorce Recovery Workshop is a workshop that deals specifically with helping the individual come to terms with a marriage or relationship that has irretrievably broken down. DRW is suitable for anyone of any age, at any stage of separation or divorce.  Contact Tim on 07803 615804 or Sarah on 07876 523264

Friendship project
Make a Difference to a Child’s Life … The Friendship Project for Children   Volunteers Wanted - Older Friends and Group Supporters (Volunteers must be aged 18 or over and have their own transport)  

Would you like to be an Older Friend to a child for weekly outings of just 2 – 3 hours? Or a Group Supporter who can spare a few hours each month to advise and guide our Older Friends?   The Friendship Project is a Warwickshire-wide charity that matches children and young people (who are in need, for a variety of reasons) with volunteers, for friendship and fun.   For more details and an application form, please get in touch with Heather Shipley, (Area Co-ordinator) on 07592 861426 email: 

Volunteers must be over 18, have access to a car and be prepared to commit to the project for a minimum of 6 months. We will also require two references and will need to carry out an enhanced DBS check. We offer training and guidance and we reimburse expenses and mileage.  
FREE dog walker for Pensioners
My name is Robert, I am retired and live in Stratford and offer FREE dog walking / sitting for pensioners.

Call me on 07840 341098
ILEAP Charity- Marketability
ILEAP delivers a children's programme, a youth programme and an adult programme of inclusive leisure activities. ILEAP members generally have a mild / moderate learning disability although anyone is welcome to join.

If you have any free time during the week, then why not come along to this new ILEAP session, Everyone Welcome!

It will be a relaxed, productive and fun session where you will be able to make lovely items to take home and to sell on local Market Stalls. If we sell an item that you have made at your Market Ability session then we will split the profits 50 / 50. Half for you and half for the Charity. This will be a great way for you to earn money and to take part in a worthwhile, creative and fun activity whilst raising money for ILEAP and learning new skills from your crafty handy work.

ILEAP's Market Ability will deliver Crafty Workshops that will be relaxed and fun, with drinks and healthy snacks.
We will be making Gifts to take home and to sell on the ILEAP Market Stall, such as Cushions, Bunting, Aprons, Craft Jars, Button Pictures, Peg Bags and all things Cool & Shabby Chic. Think, items you see for sale when your out and about that have that "I wish I could make that" look.

Please call for further details. Pete- 07980004381

Club Telephone No: 07792029775
Mobile No: 07792029775


Infant Feeding Support
Are you a new mother looking for one-to-one information and/or support in your own home? No question too silly or too small. Contact : Vikki Kidd IBCLC Lactation Consultant email vk.bfi tel 07779294695
Living with Dementia - Café Wrap at Bishopton Community Centre
If you are looking after a loved one Living with Dementia come to "Café Wrap", bring them along and come and join us to spend some time relaxing, over a free cup of coffee, tea and some chocolate biscuits.

We meet every Friday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm at Bishopton Community Centre.

The centre is next to the Bishopton Primary School in Drayton Avenue, opposite the Squirrel public house.

We are very keen in turning these 2 hours into fun, interactive moments and therefore we endeavour to have a varied event programme, whether through arts and crafts activities, or guest speakers addressing topics that are related to our interests.

Do come and join us as our volunteers and trained staff will be there waiting for you.

Bishopton Community Centre
Drayton Avenue
CV37 9PB
Event Telephone No: 01789 778431

Parkinsons - Stratford upon Avon Branch
Parkinsons - Stratford upon Avon Branch
We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinsons, their families and carers. We also organise regular events and social activities. Join us - and meet other people affected by Parkinson's in your area.

Contact Carol Longden 01789 721798 or Cecilia Evans  01386 872762

South Warwickshire Prostate Cancer Support Group
The Group is for those whose lives have been affected by prostate cancer, the men,their partners and their families. We meet every 2 months on a Wednesday and are hosted by the Shakespeare Hospice in Shottery. We suggest a donation of £2.50 per person to the hospice for the free parking, refreshments and use of their room. We generally have a guest speaker for the second half of the meeting. Our next meetings will be held on 9th May, 11th July and 19th September from 4.30pm to 7.00pm.
For more information please contact Doug Badger on 01789 292561 or email
Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK
Help Stratford-based charity Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK (formerly the Jennifer Trust) by holding a Christmas Jumper Day. Free fudnriaisng packs are available by calling 01789 267 520. Funds raised help families affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
Springfield Mind Dementia Wellbeing Cafe
Do you live or care for someone living with dementia? If so, come to our cafe every Saturday 10am-12pm at Stratford Methodist Church. Enquiries: 01789298615.
Stratford-upon-Avon Death Cafe
Stratford-upon-Avon Death Cafe
Stratford-upon-Avon Death Cafe
Death Cafes are part of a global movement which aims to provide an opportunity for candid, thoughtful, respectful discussion about life and living, death and dying. The meetings are lightly facilitated to allow small groups to engage in free-flowing, self-organisng conversations to share own experiences and perspectives. We provide a relaxed, friendly and safe place to gather over tea and cake.  We believe that, by shining sunlight on and through a subject which is rarely discussed except in hushed tones, people can find the peace and help that they need to face the future. No charge, but contributions gratefully received to cover costs.

Lifeways Centre
30 Albany Road
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
CV37 6PG
Telephone No: 01789-267574

We are a Vale of Evesham friendship group for the over 60’s.  We meet in the Function Room of The Wheatsheaf Inn, Badsey on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 13.30am with a varied programme of speakers. We also meet for monthly coffee mornings and other social activities. A small entrance charge is made to cover expenses, plus an annual subscription of £8. Why not come and join us?
 Please phone 01386 833423 if you would like further details or come along to our next meeting.    
Sunny Side Up
In the second half of Life? Need help with your laptop, phone or tablet? Drop into Late Bloomers at the Methodist Church Centre  Cafe, Old Town, Stratford Upon Avon any Thursday afternoon from 2-4pm. For beginners or just those needing a little advice from our patient understanding volunteers. 
First visit free, then £2 per session including refreshments.

Sunny Side up also runs ukulele, writing and singing groups with dancing, drumming, crafts and mindfulness in the pipeline. For further details call 01789 268701 or email: