Staying socially connected and maintaining an active lifestyle are key elements of staying healthy. But not everyone finds it so easy to get out and about and stay social, especially those who live alone or are less mobile. That’s where our social activities services come in.
We run a wide range of clubs, groups and events in local communities, many of them staffed by our volunteers. They’re great places to meet old friends, make new ones, refresh existing skills or try something new.
Following the easing of government restrictions, our social clubs and groups are starting to reopen.
Our social activities are available online and in person depending on where you live.
What’s available near me?
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First Time for Everything
First Time for Everything is available at selected locations in England, Scotland and Wales, has been designed by Royal Voluntary Service with the support of the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, to introduce people to a whole new range of interests.
It provides people with opportunities to try something new for free in their local community, and is aimed particularly at those aged 55 and over or that have underlying health conditions. The activities on offer support physical and mental health and wellbeing and digital literacy because staying active and social have been proven to be important to keeping fit and well as we age.
Please contact the relevant First Time for Everything activity coordinator for more information. We currently offer this service in the following areas:
Hastings - 07918 377510
Lincolnshire - 07468 701994
Manchester - 07795 450563
Moray - 07814 857253
North Wales - 07825 503046
Food for Life Get Togethers
Food for Life Get Togethers are regular community activities that connect people from all ages and backgrounds through growing, cooking and eating good food.
Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and delivered with the support of 6 national partners including Royal Voluntary Service, Food for Life Get Togethers are part of a bigger movement, led by the Soil Association, to make good food the easy choice for everyone.
Be a Royal Voluntary Service partner
We work with local and national partners including Local Authorities, NHS Trusts and Health Boards, companies and charities. Together we deliver volunteer-involving services which support individuals, communities and our NHS. Here’s how to find out more about partnering with Royal Voluntary Service.