Social Groups

At Qube we look for new ways to help people stay connected, meet new friends and get the support they need. We run two social groups every week, both fun and friendly place to meet new people and try out some fun activities.

Activities

 

Our groups run at Qube on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 to 1pm. Some of the activities we’ve run at the groups are quizzes, reminiscence, shared reading, bingo, talks, singing, Boccia, performances and tea tasting.

 

Both social groups are free of charge and tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

 

If you are looking for a fun and friendly group please join us! For further details please call Vicky Hughes or Bella Doolan on 01691 656882.

 

*Please note, due to the pandemic we are currently limiting the sizes of each group to ensure the safety of all those who attend. Please contact us to check availability.

Activity Packs

 

During lockdown we started sending fortnightly activity packs to members of our social groups to help keep in touch with them. These are filled with stories, recipes, craft ideas and activities, photographs, quizzes and much more. We also sent audio to our visually impaired members. Our activity packs and audio are now online for anyone to use.

 

Guest Speakers

 

We invite a range of guest speakers to join us at our social groups, from historians to archaeologists and writers to volunteers. While our social groups were temporarily suspended due to Covid-19, we’ve invited some of the scheduled guest speakers to tell us a bit about themselves and the incredible work they do. Click on the speakers below to find out more…

Qube Befriending

 

Our Volunteer befrienders offer weekly visits of around two hours to people in the local community that feel lonely or isolated. Their role is to offer company and friendship and the weekly visits may either be in their home or may include outings/ activities together.

Volunteer Befrienders should have the following key skills:

 

Full, clean driving licence or willingness to use public transport if necessary.
Good listening skills and ability to show empathy with clients.
To be reliable and to keep regular contact with their client.
To be respectful of the client’s individuality.
Awareness and / or understanding of the key issues facing the client.

 

We’re looking for Befriending volunteers

 

Loneliness can affect anyone at any stage of life. Could you spare a couple of hours a week to be a friend to someone? That’s all it takes to transform a life! Get in touch with us for more information.