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Age UK's Friendship Centres are a great way to meet like-minded people and make friends in your area.

A Friendship Centre is a group of active older people who meet on a regular basis for social activities which could include rambling, tenpin bowling, pub lunches, theatre visits, holidays and days out.

Friendship Centres are not a befriending service. Read more about Age UK's befriending services

England

  • Coventry Friendship Centre
  • Chair: EJ Nottingham
  • Telephone: 02476 677 361
  • Email: enottingham@btinternet.com
  • Activities:
    • Visiting/befriending
    • Social activities
    • Other services
    • Bridport Friendship Centre
    • Bringing over 50s together in friendship
    • Vice Chair: Mrs A Pownall
    • Telephone: 0308422162
    • Opening times: 10am-3pm (Mon/Tues/Thur/Fri)
    • Email: annpownall@hotmail.co.uk
    • Activities:
      • Exercise/physical activity
      • Social activities
      • Other services
      • Transport
      • Information
    • Outer North London Companions
    • Main Contact: John Ball
    • Telephone: 0208 441 0053
    • Email: john_m_ball@btinternet.com
    • Activities:
      • Visiting/befriending
      • Social activities
      • Information
      • Signposting
    • Blackburn 050 Group
    • Address: Lammack Church Hall, Lammack Road, Blackburn BB2
    • Opening hours: Every second Wednesday of veery month
    • Email: contactageuk@ageuk.org.uk
    • Activities:
      • Visiting/befriending
      • Social activities
      • Information
      • Advice
      • Other services
    • NE Ten Pin Bowling SIG
    • Area: Newcastle, Whitley Bay, Gateshead, North Shields, Tynemouth, Wallsend, Cramlington
    • Main contact: Robin Berks
    • Telephone: 01912 524 967
    • Email: robin.berks@blueyonder.co.uk
    • Activities:
      • Exercise/physical activity
    • Pudsey Friendship Group
    • Telephone: 01274 511 368
    • Email: marylyn.whelan@live.co.uk
    • Activities:
      • Social activities
      • Exercise/physical activity
      • Information
      • Other services
    • Nuneaton 050 Friendship Group
    • Area: Nuneaton, Bedworth, Hinckley, Atherstone
    • Vice Chair: Ann Johnson
    • Telephone: 02476 350 632
    • Email: annjohnson@ntlworld.com
    • Activities:
      • Social activities
      • Information
    • Hereford Friendship Centre
    • Opening times: 2pm (every third Thursday of the month)
    • Email: contactageuk@ageuk.org.uk

Scotland

To find out more about Friendship Centres in the following areas, contact 0800 169 87 87:

  • Dumfries
  • Kilmarnock (Ayrshire)
  • Kirkcaldy

Wales and Northern Ireland

We do not currently have any Friendship Centres in Wales and Northern Ireland.

Further information

For more information: Call Age UK on: 0800 169 8787