What is this service?

Creating Connections is a prevention service for those aged 65 and over. It aims to reduce loneliness and isolation in Worthing through companionship, shared interests, and community participation. It is hoped, that by reducing social isolation and loneliness, we can contribute to supporting people to remain living independently, for as long as possible.

The service provides a volunteer led range of Worthing based opportunities and activities co-designed by people aged 65+ for people aged 65+. Specifically, it includes:

  • One-to-one befriending and companionship via the phone, in the community, or in people’s homes.
  • Weekly face-to-face group activities, such as seated exercise, music, photography, quizzes, and book clubs.
  • Monthly social events, including Sunday lunch and Saturday Social events at the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre.

This service is made possible by funding from West Sussex County Council and fundraised income.

If you would like to register your interest, please contact our Customer Service Team. You can email [email protected] or call 01903 327327.

Want to volunteer?

Creating Connections is a volunteer led service and we need a range of people who are willing to share their time and their talents in one of the following ways:

Volunteer Driver – driving a minibus to pick up a small group of older people from their homes, to bring to a Creating Connections Club, when they are unable to access public transport.

Meet and Greeter – Welcoming people, taking part in group activity sessions, and serving refreshments.

Small Group Leaders – Co-ordinating an activity session and enabling people to feel at home and engage with their chosen activities. For example, flower arranging, photography, cake decorating, local history etc

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Team via our online form.

What's coming up?

To find which groups we are running in the coming months please click below to view the timetables

January 2023

February 2023 

March 2023