Community activities bring local residents together, creating happier, healthier places to live and grow old in. Stockport Homes host a range of activities throughout the borough, open to anyone over the age of 50, regardless of whether you are a tenant or not.
Our calendar of events is the perfect way to source local events, celebrations, and workshops across Stockport, keeping you up to date and informed throughout the year. The calendar is regularly revised in line with new request made by attendees, so please ring ahead of attending an activity to ensure the details remain the same. Alternatively, please ring us if you would like to see something take place in your area.
Several of the activities detailed have been marked as intergenerational. These activities add an injection of youth and excitement. We are currently liaising with NCS to arrange several exciting intergenerational activities.
The calendar details contact information of individuals (Independent Living Assistants) who are organising each individual activity. If you would like further information surrounding a particular activity or would like to put you name down to attend an activity, please feel free to give them a call.
We are always looking for people to help and support us with the running of the activities, whether you are a tenant or not, you can help!
OSCAR is a committee group set up by several of our customers. The aim of the groups is to apply and secure funding to support the many activities we organise. During lockdown getting together to conduct physical activities was not possible, OSCAR adapted quickly to offer help by funding activity packs instead. We created the packs, which contained a wide range of activities from sudoku to planting kits and delivered them to many customers throughout the borough. Thank you, OSCAR!
We are now looking to create another group similar to OSCAR, so if you would like to get involved, please call Sharron on 07800 617828 or Rebecca on 07800 617832.
Helping our engagement with local residents through a range of activities, volunteers are essential in coordinating, promoting and impacting the communities we serve across the borough.
If you can you spare some time each week to help support a particular activity, please get in touch by calling Lynn on 0161 474 3119.
Keeping independent can become more difficult for several reasons. If you feel you would benefit from help and support in relation to this, visit the wellbeing and independence at home website where you can leave your details for our friendly team to get in contact with you and determine how best to help.
Partnering with outside agencies helps us to build a greater support network, offering the most up-to-date assistance for things like:
- Supporting dementia groups
- Combatting loneliness and isolation
- Offering a free helpline for older people
If you would like to find out how to access one of these services, see below:
Loneliness and isolation can affect many of us and can be the result of varying circumstances. If you do not feel like you are ready to attend any of these activities at this moment in time, do not worry – support is available through Age UK’s befriending service, with a team of volunteers at hand to find and encourage alternative ways for social engagement.
The Silver Line is the only free and confidential helpline that provides information, friendship and advice to older people; 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Connect with Silverline’s specially trained contact team to access their services.
Contact number 0800 470 80 90
There are a number of dementia groups situated throughout Stockport. To find out more, take a look at our Stockport Groups for people living with dementia, their families, carers and friends handbook.
Alternatively, you can visit our weekly Dementia Café at Cornerstone, which takes place every Tuesday from 10.00am – 12.00pm. A 10% discount is applied at the café for attendees. To find out more please call Tracey on 0161 474 3773.