Help to get out and about

Getting out and about and staying in touch with friends and family can help you stay active, independent and well.

Being well can reduce your need for care and support services.

What's going on locally?

Asking friends and people in your community is the best way to find groups and activities you can join. This is important because loneliness is bad for your health.

The 'love bus'

Once a week, older people in Irlam and Cadishead take the number 100 bus to Warrington market. It gives them a chance to catch up, renew friendships and plan their busy social lives. They've named it the 'love bus'.

Salford Community Leisure runs activities for all abilities and ages.

Cafe culture

In Eccles, people are getting together in Morrisons café, in Swinton at Critchley café (opposite the Post Office), where they're having a bite to eat while they catch up.

What else can you do?

  • Get involved in voluntary work
  • Get a new job or get back to work
  • Learn to use a computer, to keep in touch with family whom you don't see as often as you'd like

Need a helping hand to get started?

Contact the council's Health Improvement Service which can give you the support you need to make positive changes. 

Adult social care is now provided by Northern Care Alliance

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