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Ageing Well

We want all adults to age well in Doncaster, whether that means finding a local group or service to support you, a new hobby, face-to-face support with your wellbeing or independence, or simply to find like-minded people, there is something for you right on your doorstep.

Local Groups and Services
Did you know there are over 1500 local groups in Doncaster? There are community groups, charities, local services and activities in every area in Doncaster, with something for everyone. You may be looking for an new art group, a local library, a support group for physical or mental health conditions, a veterans' service, a befrienders service or a local residents group and much more!

To make it easy for you to find the right group, we have a full directory of these local groups and services available HERE

Community Conversation Points - Face-to-Face Support

Sometimes we just need to have a chat with someone about our wellbeing for support and advice around what we can do to maintain our health and happiness and to make sure adults in Doncaster are able to stay independent at home for longer

Our local Community Conversation Points offer drop-in support with the council's local communities team who will talk to you about your concerns or issues, look at what you already have in your life and help you to put the right support in place to help you lead the best life possible. This might be looking at what care you have in place, whether you are receiving the correct benefits, accessing local support groups or looking at managing a physical or mental health condition.

With community conversation points a a range a locations across Doncaster, including Thorne, Mexborough, Bentley, Cantley, Rossington, Wheatley and many more, find the FULL LIST of locations and times HERE

Veterans' Support

We are committed to ensuring that Doncaster's serving and former serving military personnel have access to the right support, guidance and activities when they need it. Find out more about the support available HERE

Equipment to Help You At Home

There is lots of equipment and technoloy available to aid you at home which may enable you to maintain your independence in your own home. Discover our 'equipment house' for more information HERE


Last reviewed: 26/06/2018

Tom's Story

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You might have spotted 'Tom' in our advert. Tom was recently widowed, and his wife was always the one he did everything with. He increasingly found himself spending most of his time at home alone which was affecting his mental health, and worse he found himself getting, the less he wanted to ask someone for help. Tom's neighbour, Sarah, often noticed Tom put on a brave face but she knew he never really left the house. She got in touch with a local befriending service for Tom with his approval and he now has a befriender visit twice a week. He also started to attend local groups in his village, picking up on his love for local history. Tom is much happier and is rebuilding his social network so he'll never be alone again.

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