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8th Portsmouth Girls Brigade

8th Portsmouth Girls’ Brigade (GB) has been in
existence for more than 80 years.
The volunteer leaders love working with girls
and young women… seeing them make friends,
learn new skills, achieve, have fun, and learn
more about Jesus week by week.
We’re part of Solent District GB and often join
in with other groups for action-packed activities.
Solent District GB is made up of 8 groups spread between Emsworth to the east and Fareham to the west.

07598 296178.

A World With Friends

Friend Finder Official helps children who miss a lot of time at school due to chronic illness and disability come together to make friends.

Guidhall Square
United Kingdom
07545 664784

Age UK Portsmouth Joining Forces

Age UK Portsmouth run a Breakfast Club for veterans which takes place twice a month on the second Friday and the last Friday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Bradbury Centre.

All ex-service personnel are welcome to come along, together with their partners, to socialise with other veterans, take part in the banter and enjoy a great breakfast.

Spaces are limited for the Breakfast Club so you will need to give us a ring in advance to book your place and pre-pay for your breakfast. The cost is £5.00 for a breakfast sandwich and a cup of tea or coffee.

Age UK Portsmouth provides free befriending support and a range of social activities for lonely or isolated military veterans and their dependants in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. The aim is to help older veterans stay independent and have greater confidence by providing friendly social contact, support and companionship.

16–18 Kingston Road
United Kingdom
02392 883506

Baffins, Alderman Lacey library

Browsing and borrowing books and resources

Regular activities
Scrabble Club – Monday, 10-12 noon
Craft Club – Monday, 2-4pm
Storytimes – Thursday, 10-10.30am (term-time only)
Rhyme-times – Friday, 10-10.30am (term-time only)

Tangier Road
United Kingdom
02392 823991

Bangladesh Welfare Association

Social Welfare needs & community development for the Bangladeshi Community in Portsmouth

United Kingdom
02392 295448

Beating the Blues

Chase those blues away with a good old sing!
If you get a bit down sometimes, feel isolated or want to improve your health, come along and join in the singing. No previous experience necessary!
Group consists of people of all ages and we get anything from 10-30 people each week.
Come along and give us a try! You'll be happy you did!

Bransbury Park
United Kingdom
02392 811802

Bethany Care Coffee Morning

Weekly coffee morning and monthly lunch. There is no charge but donations are welcome

Havant Road
United Kingdom
02392 324688

Bivol Trust

The Bivol Trust provides skills development opportunities, social outlets and work experience to young people with severe disabilities aged 16 years upwards.

Music Group Two - Tuesdays 10 till 12pm at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Music Group One - Wednesdays 1 till 3pm at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Thursday Social Group - Thursdays, St Swithun's Church Hall - 6.30 to 8.30pm

The Bivol's Got Talent Music Group will remain on Zoom - every Tuesday. 6.30 to 8pm

Art Group Tuesday afternoons 1.00 to 3.00 at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea

Art Group Thursday 10.00 to 12.00 at The Irish Club, Elm Grove, Southsea.

Our chair, Debbie Edwards, is dealing with all new referrals - if you want to refer a new member to our groups, please contact her on 07963 407991 or email on

The Bivol Trust provides skills development opportunities, social outlets and work experience to young people with severe disabilities aged 12 years to 40 years.


Brendoncare Buckland Kurling Club

Come and enjoy some gentle exercise and making new friends at our Buckland Kurling Club. Tea, coffee and biscuits included.

Malins Road
United Kingdom
01962 857099

Caroline Square, Community Knitting group

Second Tuesday of Every Month 2- 3.30 pm

The knitting group at Caroline Square provides a welcoming space where people can come along to knit and socialise. If you are unable to knit but would like to learn, we can teach you! There will be the opportunity to take part in community knitting projects, we have knitting supplies available if you don't have your own.

We would also welcome anyone who would like to volunteer at the group.

Small, free car park available and located on good bus routes (just off Queen Street, opposite the John Pounds Centre)

Caroline Square
King William Street
United Kingdom
07341 109573