Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Do you care about someone who could be taken advantage of? The Community Voice group meets monthly and acts on behalf of vulnerable adults, changing things for the better. We have looked at care homes, GPs and hospitals.
We would like to invite you to share your views about the people around you, their care, their future and how we can best protect them. Some people, if they are elderly or have physical or mental health problems, may be vulnerable to people who perhaps don’t always have their best interests at heart. These people can be taken advantage of, and they could even be abused. “Safeguarding adults” is what your Council and NHS have in place to help to try and stop this.
The meetings are friendly and informal and new faces are very welcome to come along and have a cup of tea and find out what Community Voice is all about. We meet one afternoon every month, usually in the centre of Grimsby at either Tukes or the Town Hall. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, please contact Janet Gaiger on 0300 3000 563.
Older People's Health and Well-being Programme
Established weekly Social Clubs organised through the Older People's Health and Well-being Programme. Please download the programme from the document downloads list for dates and venues.
If you have any queries please contact: Martin Wakefield or Andrea Burdett on (01472) 232265.
Cleethorpes Flower Club - Meetings
Date: Meet the second Thursday of each month
Venue: New Waltham Village Hall
Cost: £28.00 yearly membership - guests £5.00 each
Chairlady: Christine Robinson (telephone: 01472 329179)
President: Jenny Horsfall (telephone: 01472 691722)
- January: AGM
- Thursday 14th Feb: The Volunteers
- Thursday 14th March: Jo Smith
- Thursday 11th April: Sandra Meakin
- Thursday 9th May: Janice Kirk
- Thursday 13th June: Val Irons
- Thursday 11th July: Linda Smith
- August: no meeting
- Thursday 12th Sept: to be confirmed
- Thursday 10th Oct: June Borrowdale
- Thursday 14th Nov: Andrew Mason
- December: no meeting
The Willows, Older People Mental Health - Carers Group
The Willows run a Carers Group which meet monthly.
The venue is at the Discovery Centre, Cleethorpes and the meetings start at 2.00pm and finish at 4.00pm. Each month we have a different guest speaker, with the topics being relevant to the service.
For further information please contact Chris Hale or Jo Wright at the Willows, on 01472 625900.
Friendship at Home
Friendship At Home started in September 2006 funded by a legacy left to Help The Aged. The scheme was started in response to a visit by a senior member of Help the Aged staff who spent the day with the local Handy Van. They saw first-hand the isolation, loneliness etc. which older people face on a daily basis and we made a commitment to help.
The Aim of our organisation is to help combat isolation, depression, loneliness and to improve older people’s quality of life. We encourage older people to once more be a vital feature of community life as their contribution and presence are valued and encouraged. We offer one to one befriending, social activities, information and support. We are a volunteer led organisation and the volunteers are the backbone of our organisation.”
Below is a list of all of our activities and clubs, along with where and when they take place:
|Monday exercise classes
||Between 9:30am and 12:00pm (weekly)
||St Andrew’s Methodist Church, St Peter’s Avenue, Cleethorpes<
|Tuesday exercise class
Between 9:30am and 12:00pm (weekly)
St. Aidan’s Church and Community Centre, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 7RQ
|Tuesday social club
1:00pm until 3:00pm (every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month)
Old Clee Church Hall, Church Lane, Grimsby, DN32 8NB
|Thursday social club
||10:00am until 12:00pm (weekly)
||Beaconthorpe Methodist Church Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 7LB
|Friday exercise class
||Between 9:30pm and 12:00pm (weekly)
St. Aidan’s Church and Community Centre, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, DN35 7RQ
Address: Friendship At Home, c/o St Aidan's Community Church, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire, DN35 7RQ
Telephone: 01472 602500
The fishing club is held fortnightly on a Thursday during the Spring and Summer months. If you would like more information please contact Sylvia Leary on 01472 313535.
Grouchy Old Men Birdseye Club
The Grouchy Old Men club is held every fortnight on a Thursday. If you would like more information please contact Sylvia Leary on 01472 313535.
Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Civic Society
Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Civic Society is for people who care about the Heritage, Environment and Planning in the North East Lincolnshire Council area. The aim is to promote civic pride, have a say in how the area develops and changes, improve amenities and encourage visitors to the area and have fun. Meetings are held several times a year and are usually held at Grimsby Town Hall. Membership runs from April to March and is £10 per adult and 50p for juniors. If you wish to join please go along to the next meeting, details of which can be found on the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Civic Society website. You can also email or telephone 07963 806897.
Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Table Tennis Association
Table Tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by all age groups. The Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District Table Tennis Association gives you the chance to play table tennis socially or competitively. If you would like more information please view their website or contact Mick Corry on 01472 872658 or email.
Grimsby and District Chess Club
The Grimsby & District Chess Club is located at St James School on Bargate. New members are always welcome. Whatever your chess ability there will be always be somebody there to help you. The club meets twice weekly on Monday and Thursday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm (Monday only in June, July and August). There is also have a junior club held each Thursday from 6.00pm to 7.00pm. Further information can be found on the Grimsby and District Chess Club website or by contacting Paul Chaplin on 01472 825480 or email.
Meniscus Community Film Society
Meniscus Films has been organising annual short films festival in Grimsby for the last ten years. This year Meniscus is starting a film Society, Meniscus Community Film Society. It is a member of British Federation of Film Society.
Meniscus Community Film Society will be screening at least one film a month, on the third Friday of the month at the Skills Centre, Freeman Street Market, Grimsby, DN32 7DS.
Meniscus Community Film Society will be screening world films. This will provide an opportunity for our communities to view films from different part of the world at a very reasonable cost.
For more information please download the brochure of the Meniscus Community Film Society from the document downloads list.
Relate offers counselling for couples and individuals about situation's in the home or the workplace and family counselling. If you would like further information about Relate please visit their website.
Samaritans - Grimsby, Cleethorpes and District
The Samaritans are based at 55, Alexandra Road, Grimsby, and are just one of 202 Samaritan branches in the UK and Ireland. Their purpose is to offer confidential emotional support to people who are going through crises' in their life, especially those who are feeling suicidal. Volunteers are available to listen on the phone 24 hours a day, every day.
They won't offer advice, or tell you what to do, but will allow you to talk about your feelings without judgement, and help you to explore other options or possibilities. All contact with Samaritans is completely confidential within the organisation. You do not have to give your name, you cannot be traced, and no-one outside Samaritans will ever know you have been in touch. More information can be found on the Samaritans website , by telephone on 01472 353111, email or you can also visit the branch in person.
University of the Third Age
The aim of the University of the Third Age is to give retired people the chance to improve the quality of their lives by continuing the lifelong process of learning and development. There are numerous activities available from art to croquet, from French to writing, from poetry to table tennis. If this interests you please visit the University of the Third Age website for more information and ideas or email.