Leisure and social life

Being sociable is good for your physical and mental wellbeing and can help you to stay independent for longer. 

Keeping active

Salford Community Leisure offers a range of sport and leisure activities for all abilities and ages, including people with long-term conditions.

If you have a disability, there are a number of disabled sports groups in the city, whether you want to participate or are a fan. You may also want to join Level Playing Field which promotes good access for fans.

Wellbeing walks are volunteer-led, 45 minutes to an hour long and take place across the city.

Stopping loneliness 

Age UK Salford runs a number of schemes including Critchley House cafe in Swinton, a befriending service and a history group.

Telephone Salford City Council's Health Improvement Service on 0800 952 1000 to find out about other befriending services. 

You might even think about volunteering - a great way to meet new people. 

Arts and culture

Some cinemas have subtitled and audio-described films for people with sensory impairments. If you are disabled, you can apply for a Cinema Exhibitor Association (CEA) card which allows you to take a carer to the cinema for free.

Disability Arts Online is a web journal that gives disabled and deaf artists, performers, film-makers, writers, and critics a place to talk about developing artistic practice and accessing the arts.

The Heroes Project includes nightclub, radio station, recording studios and more, for people with learning difficulties.

Downloadable documents

If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.

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