HIVE Directory: Befriending Services

Age UK Portsmouth Close Encounters

Service still open however running via telephone only

Close Encounters is designed to improve the quality of life for lonely and isolated older people in Portsmouth, Gosport and the surrounding areas.

16-18 Kingston Road
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 5RZ
02392 883522

Age UK Portsmouth Joining Forces Portsmouth

Service still open however running via telephone only

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.

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

AGE UK Portsmouth Special Advice Service

For many veterans, and consequently their families as well, leaving the Services and settling into civilian life can often prove challenging. Without the familiar support network of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families can sometimes feel lonely and isolated and find it difficult to integrate into the local civilian community. They may also experience health or financial difficulties and are often unaware of what types of help and support might be available to them. In order to address these types of issues Age UK Portsmouth has been awarded funding from the Armed Forces Covenant to set up the Special Advice Service, in partnership with CESSA Housing Association, to provide practical support and advice to veterans’ spouses, families and carers.

02392 883506

Alzheimer's Society Portsmouth

Dementia Support Service
The Portsmouth office is currently closed and our face to face services have been suspended. Our local staff are working by phone and online to support people affected by Dementia. Dementia Support Workers offer information and practical guidance to help people understand dementia, cope with day-to-day challenges andprepare for the future. Support is currently offered over the phone, by email or in writing. Dementia Support Workers are there to explain about the condition as well as signposting people to the support services available.

The Alzheimer's Society is a national charity that works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia . The local branch in Portsmouth offers a range of services to people with a diagnosis of alzheimer's or dementia, and their carers.

Dementia Talking Point
Dementia Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. It's free, open day or night, and can be accessed online:
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-onl...

23 Queen Street
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO1 3HN
02392 892035

Brendoncare - Good Companion Club

COVID-19 Update: All Brendoncare clubs are currently on hold until the COVID-19 Situation improves.

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

Caring Hands Cafe

COVID-19 Update: Currently suspended

Caring Hands Cafe - Great Company, Friendship, Food and Drink. ALL FREE and everyone WELCOME. We provide hot/cold drinks, biscuits/cakes and yummy snacks - all FREE of Charge

83-87 Kingston Road
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO2 7DX

Chatter and Platter

COVID-19 Update: Currently running video / online based activities and clasees

Enjoy a programme of fun activities including games, crafts, guest speakers and nutrious food. £5 All Inclusive

Highland Road
Portsmouth
United Kingdom
PO4 9PW
02392 471313

Christ Church Portsdown Good Neighbours

COVID-19 Update: All group and avctivities on pause for now.

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

COVID-19 Update: Currently craft clubs in Portsmouth Libraries are on hold

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