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Companionship & Outings

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'Contact the Elderly' is a scheme offering elderly people regular Sunday afternoon outings. One Sunday afternoon a month, volunteer drivers take elderly people on regular visits to hosts’ homes. Groups of between ten and sixteen people visit a different home every month and spend a few hours in the company of friends, old and new. For details of a 'Contact the Elderly' group in your area freephone 0800 716543, email: or visit

Home visiting services
For home visiting services for the housebound and lonely please see website:

Visit the Age UK page to find out more information on their befriending service. 

Social Clubs
Companionship and Outings is a Social Club for people of over 50 on their own.  It is not a dating organisation, simply a group of friends of both sexes who enjoy each others’ company and make the most of all social opportunities to get together. They usually meet every 3rd Friday evening of the month at Haywards Heath Town Hall. To find out more please telephone 01444 244259.

Silver Threads Club, Salvation Army Hall, Burgess Hill, telephone 01444 242811, the Club meet on Wednesdays at 2pm.

Wednesday Afternoon Fellowship, St Andrews Hall, Burgess Hill, telephone 01444 253762 – meet on Wednesday 2pm-4pm. Details: We are a group of 'elderly' ladies who aim to provide fellowship, friendship and support. Transport is arranged amongst ourselves for those without it.

You can also visit our list of lunch clubs and social groups for older people.