At HALE we run a variety of social groups that provide attendees with an opportunity to socialise and interact with others, make new friends, engage in new activities or do some gentle exercise in the fresh air, and are aimed at those feeling lonely and/or isolated.
Click here to read a case study on how attending our social groups has affected people’s lives.
Some of our groups do have a small monetary charge to allow us to provide refreshments/pay for the space used/hold special events. For further information on any of our social groups please contact the staff members listed on our What’s On guide.
HALE’s Social Groups
- Coffee, Quiz & Bingo
Weekly – Previously known as Knit and Natter, this group has been meeting for ___ years now and is a great group for anyone wishing to chat, relax, and possibly do a bit of knitting whilst bingo-ing!
- Guys & Dolls
Weekly – A place for anyone to meet and socialise with games, activities and lots of laughter.
- Gentlemen’s Club
Weekly – Our Gent’s Club is now based at the HALE office. The group is a space for men only, to come together for social conversations and a refreshing cup of tea/coffee etc.
A place for anyone to meet up, socialise, and take part in activities together.
- Lunch Club
Weekly – Meeting at the Sir Norman Rae (Wetherspoons, Shipley) the lunch club is open to all, to get-together for a meal and a chat.
- Saltaire and Shipley Men’s Shed
Weekly – A community space for men to connect, converse, create, and craft. There is also a Baildon Men’s Shed that meets weekly.
- Shipley Health Walk
Weekly – A friendly walk and talk group where everyone is welcome. Nothing too difficult with an opportunity to get out in the fresh air.
- Games Group
- Baildon Buddies
Weekly – a social group for anyone over the age of 50.
- Book Club
Monthly – A reading club using books provided by Shipley Library that can be dropped off and swapped between members.
- Wrose Buddies
Monthly – A fun social group for older people who are feeling isolated or have low mood down. The Café is also open for those who are becoming forgetful to attend with their carer.
- Baildon Wellbeing Café
Monthly – similar to our Wrose Buddies group, the Baildon Wellbeing Cafe is a relaxed and inviting environment for older people who may be feeling isolated or have low mood, and for those who are becoming forgetful to attend with their carer.
Twice a month – A friendly, informal singing group for those aged 50 and above.
For more information on any of our groups, including who to contact please see click here to view our latest What’s On guide.