West Berkshire Council

Feeling Less Lonely

Support if you, or someone you care for, feels isolated and lonely.

There are lots of ways to socialise and make new friends in your local area and across West Berkshire. See some ideas below.

Lunch clubs

Lunch clubs are available across West Berkshire - they provide a social occasion for many people as well as an important opportunity to eat well without needing to worry about preparing the food yourself.  Many lunch clubs are subsidised, and offer the chance to take part in various social activities.

There's likely to be one close to where you live - you can filter the list of lunch clubs by your own location to find one near you.

Clubs and Centres

Clubs and day centres run across our district, sometimes offering activities and trips to join in with, or services such as hairdressing or meals. You can join or 'drop in' for a visit.

We list different options on our West Berkshire Directory - don't forget you can filter the results in the links below to find the club or centre nearest to you:

If you have trouble getting out and about, our mobility webpage lists some options that might help.

Befriending Services

Befriending services usually involve people popping round to visit you in your home, or calling you on the phone for a chat.
They're there for people who might find it difficult to get out to visit a Day Centre or Lunch Club.

Communications technology and equipment to help in your own home

If you need some help staying in touch or socialising, perhaps because of an impairment or disability, sometimes technology can help.  Things like talking newspapers and books, adapted telephones, radio and television can all help relieve feelings of isolation or loneliness. There are also organisations that can help you get started with computers and IT.


The West Berkshire Directory  has a list of organisations offering technology, equipment and support that can help.         

Do you still need help?

Get in touch with us and tell us what you're looking for.

Who To Contact

Our contact centre for Adult Social Care (formerly our 'Access for All' team)

01635 503050