Social isolation and loneliness directory
Age UK Plymouth have two Active Living Centres in the Plymouth; both offer a friendly, warm and supportive environment to engage in activities, socialise and meet new friends.
Homophobia is still prevalent in male dominated team sports like football and it can be quite intimidating for LGBT people. The reason for starting the club was to provide gay men and women in throughout Devon with an opportunity to play football in a non-judgemental and friendly environment. At the same time, we're keen to use the football club as a springboard to challenge homophobic attitudes.
Elder Tree Befriending is a local charity. We work in close partnership with Plymouth City Council and Livewell South West and our main aim is to prevent loneliness and support socially isolated and vulnerable older people to continue to live independently in their own homes.
The Highbury Social Club is an evening club for people with varying degrees of learning disabilities. The club is run twice a week, Tuesday and Friday evenings between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.45pm
Not Alone provides support and advice for transgender and non-binary people in Plymouth. It has been set up to provide a safe place for sharing thoughts and feelings for those who need it.
Out Youth are LGBTQ+ youth groups for 11 to 19-year-olds (or up to 25 for those with additional needs) that offer a safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and non-binary young people, or young people who may be questioning their sexual or gender identity.
We address issues related to poverty and inequality which matter to the people of Plymouth through informal community work (incarnational mission, intentional community), as well as more formal community development initiatives (the delivery of projects and services).