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*Following Government guidance, currently our social groups are suspended until further notice.**

A number of our social groups are currently meeting online and which you are welcome to join.

We are hoping to have more groups available online in the coming weeks.

'Music and Singing Session'

Zoom Session on Friday 30th October 2020 at 2pm

We are delighted to offer this session with Lucy from SoundUpArts and Together Dementia Support who will introduce us to some vocal warm-ups, movement songs and a music quiz with some singing too.



How to make a Hanging Basket - the video was made by and features Dave Fell, Volunteer at Critchley Community Hub

Writing Group

Each Wednesday, the writing group - Swit'CH who normally meet at Critchley Community Hub are meeting online. Each week, the group is set a task with compositions to read out to the group the following week.

Critichley Writing Group on Zoom

The group are currently composing uplifiting stories about lockdown and which will be published. The group recently featured on the Age UK Website where you can read more about them.

If you would like to join the group and get involved, please email:


Jo Williams has put together some poetry packs to share.

Jo has also used her poetry to share her experiences of being a carer and you can read her Poem for Carers on the Talking About My Generation Poetry Corner.




Poem Pack to read, share and enjoy

Poetry Activity Pack to have a go and enjoy writing your own poem.

Baking and Cooking

Critchley Community Hub - Weekend Chef, Sally shares her simple Mac and Cheese Recipe.

Sally's Mac and Cheese Ingredients

See the ingredient list and method and some ideas of how to make a fortified version.

Chef Tony from Critchley Community Hub demonstrates how to make soda bread.

Tony's Soda Bread Recipe Ingredients and Tips

See Tony's recipe and some tips and ideas of sandwich fillings.