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Offering conversation, activities and support for older people

Our Springboard Social Groups are welcoming spaces where local people can come together for a chat, enjoy a cup of tea and a biscuit or two, and make new friends.

As well as being a place to meet new people and form connections, our Springboard Social Groups can also connect you with our services and local activities. For example, our Help Teamand Digital Connections volunteers may pop by to offer advice and support and from time to time, you may find the AGEUKelele group giving a taster session!

“The group is made up of people, who are local and who are friendly. All have different reasons for joining and we all have something to give our group, which is an important part for everyone” Sandie, Springboard Social Group Member

All our Springboard Social Groups are different, depending on the numbers, interests and personalities of the members.  If you’d like to find out which one might suit you, give our Help Team a call on 01452 422660.

Current Springboard Social Groups are:


  • Waterstones Café, Gloucester, 30 – 12
  • Longlevens Library, 11 – 12.30
  • The Keepers Community Centre, Wotton-under-Edge, 11 – 1
  • Dementia Poetry group at the Quedgeley Library


  • Longlevens Community Centre IT drop in, 30 – 12.30
  • Brockworth Community Centre, 30 – 3.30


  • Morrisons Cafe, Abbeydale, Glos, 30 – 12.30
  • Waterstones Café, Gloucester, 30 – 12
  • Holiday Inn, Cheltenham, 11 – 12.30
  • Churchdown Library, 2 – 3.30


  • Tuffley Library, 30 – 3.30


  • Waterstones Café, Gloucester, 30 – 12
  • Longlevens Community Centre, 30 – 12
  • Uke group, Gloucester Central Library, 30 – 12
  • Qudegeley Library, 30-12pm

There is also a social gathering every other week in Stroud – days and times vary from week to week. 

To find out more, join our Springboard Social Facebook Group or call us on 01452 422660.

For more information:

Please contact our Community Engagement team on 07511 223995 / 07511 225435, or by emailing