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For more information please speak to either:
Lisa Jackson in Oakham on 01572 770324 and Amanda Bellamy in Uppingham on 01572 822 171.

We offer a very successful Befriending service which matches an older person with a befriender who will visit on a regular basis. To refer someone, or yourself, contact Lisa on 01572 770324.
Lisa would also love to hear from anyone interested in volunteering their time to support this very worthwhile and rewarding activity.

Lunch clubs are a way to meet people and enjoy a hot lunch. There are lunch clubs in: Uppingham on Mondays (not Bank Holidays), call Amanda on 01572 822171.
Oakham on every other Tuesday, for details phone Lisa Jackson 01572 770324. Whissendine on Wednesdays. For details, phone Annette Hatton on 01664 474206.

If you look after a friend or family member, who relies on your support to manage their daily life, you are a carer. We hold a Carers Support Group meeting in Oakham on the 2nd Monday of the month from 1.30 -3pm, with many meetings involving a speaker. Contact Amanda on 01572 822171.

Wellbeing Groups in Oakham on Tuesdays and in Uppingham on Wednesdays provide a day out for people with a wide range of abilities and disabilities, involving a two course lunch, activities and social interaction for individuals who might not get out much otherwise. Transport is available to pick people up from their home.

There is a charge to attend which is either paid by social services depending on financial circumstances or someone can self-fund, paying £30 for the day or £37.50 to include transport.  People can try a day out at a Rutland Wellbeing Group for free to see what they think. Contact Care Manager Jackie Johnson on 0116 222 0572 for more details.

Social & activity groups in Rutland

The New Horizons group meets monthly in Oakham on the 2nd Thursday in the month and is open to widows, widowers and any single people over the age of 50 who is interested in meeting new people and making new friends. Contact Sue Bethell on 01572 755 309. Cost is £1 towards refreshments.

Oakham Tea Dance invites you to take to the dance floor on the 1st Monday of every month. This friendly group welcomes proficient and novice dancers alike and costs £3. It is run by Jan and Jess who can be contacted on 01572 755782.

Oakham Line Dancing is a popular activity on Tuesdays at Victoria Hall. The Advanced Group runs from 10am to 11.15am and the intermediate class runs from 11.30-12.30pm. For further details please call Angela Burton on 01572 723152. Cost is £2.50 

Oakham Tai Chi takes place every Tuesday lunchtime from 1.30-2.30pm. Please ring Rosemary Gibbs on 01572 724188 for further details.

Oakham Keep Fit takes place every Monday at Catmose Club from 1.30-2.30pm and every Thursday from 10-11am, costing £3. Ring Lisa Jackson on 01572 770324.

Uppingham Indoor Bowls is a friendly group that meets every Thursday at Uppingham Town Hall from 1.30-3pm and it costs £3. Ring Amanda on 01572 822171 or Joyce on 01572 822371.

Practical help

Do you require help to access the internet or use a laptop or tablet/iPad? Then why not take up a one-to-one computer session in Oakham or Uppingham. Contact Lisa on 01572 770324 or Amanda 0n 01572 822171. The Leicester Shire & Rutland’s Digital Champions project can provide a speaker at your group activity to talk about getting online and using the internet, contact Hollie Ind on 0116 223 7371.

In Oakham – free drop in starting 22nd September every Wednesday 10.30 -12 at Voluntary Action Rutland in Oakham – can either bring along own laptop/tablet and get help or have a go on our iPad or tablet.
Also Oakham School offer free one to one IT sessions which take place every Monday term-time only. For further details call Lisa Jackson on 01572 770324…
IT Phone Service – are you housebound and having difficulty with your computer or laptop, then call Susan Morecroft on 01572 821120 any morning Monday to Friday to talk through solutions.

One-off Garden Tidy Up - have you been in hospital and unable to tend your garden. Help may be on hand, ring Lisa on 01572 770324 for details.
Leicester Shire & Rutland provide a free, independent and confidential information and Advice line for people over 50. Ring 0116 299 2278 Monday to Friday between 11am – 4pm.
For impartial and confidential advice on a move into residential care, ring our Residential & Nursing Home Advisory Service on 0116 299 2274 between 1.30 -4.30pm Wednesday to Friday.

Calling all volunteers – anyone with time on their hands, there are various different ways your support and skills could help others in need. Call Lisa on 01572 770324 or Amanda on 01572 822171 for details.