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On this page we have collated information about local clubs and groups and where you can find more information about what is happening in your local community.

This is not an exhaustive guide, but provides suggestions which may help you research activities in your area.

Find a club or group

We have collated a list of searches and links below for a variety of clubs, groups and organisations.

  • Click on a heading to expand it and show the lists under that category.
  • Each individual club or organisation will have a matching link that will take you to the named website/document.
  • On clicking the link you will be taken to that external website where you can find further details.

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The results that are produced by the following searches are for information only. Age UK Wiltshire does not recommend any of the organisations or services that will appear in the searches below, nor do we recommend the search providers. If you follow a link you will be taken to an external website, the content of which Age UK Wiltshire is not responsible for. Please refer to our Privacy Policy for more details.

Befriending and Wellbeing services

Wellbeing, social support and befriending-type services Age UK Wiltshire logoAge UK Wiltshire's Wellbeing Service  

Wiltshire CiL - Make Someone Welcome (social support for those with a mental health condition)

Independent Age (nationwide befriending)

Alzheimer's Support - Support at Home (paid-for service offering companionship and practical help for those with dementia)

Alzheimer's Society 'Side by Side'  (one-to-one social support for people with Alzheimer's or dementia)

Swindon Circles (befriending and support for Swindon residents) 01793 465513

Richmond Fellowship - Wiltshire (for people with an identified mental health condition)

Care Home Volunteers (friendship and social contact for people living in care homes) 07931 022824

Royal Voluntary Service 01305 236666 (RVS Dorset, Wiltshire and Swindon Hub) may have services depending on area

There might be a local charity linked to your previous occupation or a particular health problem that offers a befriending service e.g. Royal British Legion

Telephone befriending services Age UK Wiltshire telephone befriending Age UK Call in Time (nationwide) Silverline (nationwide)
Support to make small lifestyle changes to improve wellbeing   Wiltshire Health Trainers Swindon Health Wellbeing Ambassadors  
MHA Live at Home befriending/ companionship (paid for) Live at Home - Chippenham Live at Home - Swindon MHA - Live at home nationwide schemes

Exercise and Sports

Lunch clubs, day centres and social groups

Local lunch clubs and day centres

North Wiltshire Lunch Clubs and Day Centres - Age UK Wiltshire list  (Chippenham, Calne, Royal Wootton Bassett, Malmesbury)

East Wiltshire Lunch Clubs and Day Centres - Age UK Wiltshire list (Devizes, Marlborough, Pewsey)

Salisbury and South Wiltshire Lunch Clubs and Day Centres - Age UK Wiltshire list (Salisbury, Amesbury, Alderbury, Whiteparish, Wilton, Mere, Tisbury)

West Wiltshire Lunch Clubs and Day Centres - Age UK Wiltshire list (Trowbridge, Bradford on Avon, Westbury, Warminster, Melksham)

Swindon Lunch Clubs and Day Centres - Age UK Wiltshire list

 
Contact the Elderly monthly tea parties Contact the Elderly (Devizes, Trowbridge, Swindon, Melksham, RWB, Chippenham)  
Faith in Later Life - national directory of church-based groups and clubs Faith in Later Life  
  Your local church, sheltered housing scheme or village hall is quite likely to have a coffee morning or social group - just ask!  

Hobbies and Arts

University of the Third Age (U3A) - member-led hobby and interest groups across the county.  U3A - groups including book groups, language, arts and games  
Knitting and sewing groups    
Arts Arts Together (Devizes, Pewsey, Marlborough, BoA, Trowbridge and Corsham)  
Singing, choirs and music

Golden Oldies

British Choirs on the net

Soundwell Music Trust (Trowbridge)
DIY and tools Men's Sheds  
Film, media and Theatre Amdram (listings of amateur dramatics groups)  
Photography

Society of International Nature & Wildlife Photographers - Wiltshire camera clubs directory

Devizes Camera Club
Campaign for Real Ale CAMRA  
Local Council Home Library service Wiltshire Home Library Swindon Home Library
Nationwide social-led organisations

Rotary Club

The Women's Institute (WI)

Townswomens' Guild

Adult Guiding

Specialist groups

Veteran's groups and organisations Royal British Legion SSAFA
Health and disability related support groups Salisbury Medical centre support groups   
Groups for carers

Carer's Support Wiltshire

Alzheimer's Society carer's groups (select 'Support in the community')

Alzheimer's Support carer's groups

Swindon Carer's Centre

Prospect Hospice Carer's Programme

Hearing loss Durrington Hear to Help group  
Alzheimer's and Dementia Alzheimer's Support  (Wiltshire)  Alzheimer's Society (nationwide)
Groups for those affected by a mental health condition

 Wiltshire Mind 'You in Mind' groups (Melksham, Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Salisbury and Trowbridge)

Wiltshire IAPT (free psycho-educational courses around a range of psychological and emotional difficulties)

 Wiltshire Wildlife Trust
For other health-related groups you could look up charities that may have a local presence - such as Stroke Association, Parkinson's Society, Arthritis Care, Headway, South Wilts Mencap
Social group for older people with learning disabilities
Gateway Club (Devizes and Calne)  
Talking newspapers Talking Newspaper Federation

Gazette & Herald audio newspaper (Devizes hospital radio)

RNIB Talking books and magazines

Village, town and parish newsletters and area specific resources

Amesbury area    
Aldbourne area Aldbourne local links directory  
Bradford on Avon area Westwood Parish website Bradford on Avon hub 
Calne area    
Chippenham area    
Corsham area    
Devizes area

Rowde village magazine

West Lavington Parish website

 
Malmesbury area Malmesbury Seniors Club meet every Friday 10am at Malmesbury Town Hall and may be able to home visit those that cannot get out and about. Chair: Steve Cox     Contact: athertongray@btinternet.com  
Marlborough area    
Melksham area    Melksham local area coordinator Wiltshire Local Area Coordinators - Your Care Your Support
Mere (SW) area    
Pewsey area

The Pewsey Messenger (Alton, Pewsey, Woodborough, Milton Lilbourne)

Burbage News magazine

Great Bedwyn Parish website

 
Royal Wootton Bassett area    
Salisbury centre area    
Southern Wiltshire area    
Swindon

Swindon council-run website My Care My Support has a directory of clubs and groups that you can search by area.

 
Tidworth area Enford newsletter  
Tisbury (SW) area    
Trowbridge area  

 Active Trowbridge

Trowbridge local area coordinator Wiltshire Local Area Coordinators - Your Care Your Support

Warminster area    
Westbury   Westbury and Dilton Marsh local area coordinator Wiltshire Local Area Coordinators - Your Care Your Support
Wilton (SW) area    

Have you thought about volunteering?

There are volunteering opportunities across the county and it can be a great way to meet new people and give something back to your community. Why not have a look at our Age UK Wiltshire volunteering opportunities.

Or the national website Do-it.org has a database of opportunities.

Can't find what you are looking for?

If you want to know what is going on in your community you might also try the following:

  • The council-run websites Your Care Your Support (Wiltshire) and My Care My Support (Swindon Borough) have a directory of clubs and groups.
  • Your local library can be an invaluable source of local information and may also host activities.
  • Charities related to particular health conditions (e.g. Stroke Association) may have local activities and support groups in your area
  • Your local church, post office or news agent notice boards usually have current sources of local information about local activities and events
  • Word of mouth is often a good source of local information and friends, family or a neighbour may be able to recommend something from their own experiences