HIVE Directory: Befriending Services

Acts of Kindness Knitting Club - Beddow Library

If you would like to share your love of knitting with likeminded people, or would like to learn how to knit, drop-in to one of our friendly groups. We recommend you ring the library first to check the club is running that week.

Milton Road
Milton
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO4 8PR
023 9273 1848

Age UK Portsmouth Joining Forces Portsmouth

Joining Forces 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. Our aim is to help older veterans stay independent and have greater confidence by providing friendly social contact, support and companionship.

Our Veterans’ Breakfast Club takes place twice a month on the second Friday and the last Friday of every month from 10:00am to 12:00pm

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 at the Bradbury Centre café.
Spaces are limited 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.

16–18 Kingston Road
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 5RZ
02392 883506

Brendoncare - Good Companion Club

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat. Play dominoes, cards and take part in quizzes.

2 Eastern Rd
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO3 6ES
01962 857099

Buckland Friendship & Lunch Club

COVID-19 Update : Please contact Buckland Community Centre for a list of available Groups and Clubs that are still running and not suspended due to COVID-19.

Including talks/films/shows/puzzles/quizzes

Buckland
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO2 7PB
02392 692914

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
Southsea
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO4 0LQ

Christ Church Portsdown 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.

Cosham
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO6 3NB
07842 367490

Craft Clubs in Portsmouth Libraries

If you enjoy crafting or would like to learn a new crafting skill, pop along to a craft club. We recommend you ring the library first to check the club is running that week.

Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 2DX
02392 688057

Friends Without Borders

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

Commercial Road
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 4BT
07546 502143

Friendship Club at Buckland URC

Friendship Club at Buckland URC

Buckland
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO2 7LP
02392 618889

GoodGym

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.