HIVE Directory: Befriending Services

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
02392 883506

Brendoncare - Good Companion Clubs

Join us for a variety of activities and make new friends at our welcoming and friendly social and quiz pub clubs.
2 Eastern Rd
01962 857099

Chat over Chai

Chat over Chai is an informal, informative and independent committee led Community group for adults (18+) which aims to support physical, mental and emotional well-being whilst reducing social isolation.

We are a welcoming, friendly and diverse group who come together weekly on Thursdays for a stimulating programme of talks, courses and events, enhancing our learning in many subject areas and increasing our knowledge of facilities and services available in the City of Portsmouth and local area.

Regular session times Thursdays 12.30 – 2.30 Thursdays, no need to book, just drop in.

Suggested voluntary contribution £1.00 per session
324 Fawcett Road

Friends Without Borders

Friends Without Borders is a charity that provides support for asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants within the Portsmouth area.
Commercial Road
07546 502143


We're a group of local residents who run, walk, or cycle to help out community projects and older people in Portsmouth.

From hanging curtains for Mr H because he can't manage it on his own, to shovelling a tonne of compost for the Food Growers Group so they can grow vegetables - every GoodGym session is different.

Harbour Cancer Support

Harbour Cancer Support offers practical and emotional support for anyone affected by any cancer.

Drop-In Centre

Trained staff and volunteers are always available to welcome anyone to the centre. They are there to sit and listen, when wanted, help in finding information, explain the services on offer and refer to a therapist when appropriate. Alternatively just call in for a cup of tea or coffee and enjoy our relaxing surroundings.
2 Stoke Road
PO12 1JB
02392 501503

Irish Club

We are friendly private members club, and are situated in Elm Grove Southsea. The club is run by the committee, all of whom have been nominated by the members of the club. We first opened in 1949 and were originally located within St Joseph’s church hall and later moved to Fratton Trade Club by Fratton Bridge. We moved to this current location in 1973.

We are a short taxi ride from any of the city’s three main rail stations or the Isle of Wight and Gosport Ferries. The club employs 5 regular bar staff and has approximately 600 members who are able to enjoy the friendly relaxed atmosphere and regular entertainment such as Live music every week and Irish dancing. We are also a member of Irish in Britain.

The facilities include a large function hall with its own bar and has over the years hosted numerous events and functions, pool, darts and table football.
77 Elm Grove
02392 825152

Milton Social Group

A friendly social group for people over 50

Every Friday
023 9273 1848

Needlework and Handcraft Group

Set up over 40 years ago the Needlework and Handcraft Group at Cosham Community Centre started life at Cosham Park House, the mid-nineteenth century listed building which is now a doctor's surgery.

The group meet every Tuesday and Friday morning at the Community Centre in Wooton Street and offers a variety of crafts including patchwork, applique, beadwork, cross-stitch, knitting, embroidery, crochet and all forms of paper craft.
07775 744276

Portsdown & Purbrook Parrish Good Neighbours

We are a group of volunteers who give good neighbourly help to people who do not have friends or family nearby to support them.

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