‘Alive and Kicking’ Club
Every Monday morning, St John’s Hand in Hand and St John’s Winchester staff and volunteers help to facilitate a new social hub for local older people. This includes members of the public, Hand in Hand scheme members and St John’s almshouse residents.
The self-named club is member-led and takes place every Monday at 10.00am – 12.00pm at Chesil Lodge’s community room in central Winchester (SO23 0AH). Currently, the club accommodates up to a maximum of 15 people per week.
It is completely free to join, but there is the option to pay and stay for lunch at Chesil Lodge afterwards. It is the perfect chance to meet new friends and socialise with other like-minded people, to learn new skills, try out a new hobby, and have fun in a central, modern and accessible building.
Contact us for more information and to sign up.
To maintain our high standards, all of our volunteers and staff are required to undergo a series of checks before they can support the service. These checks include DBS, character references and proof of insurance. Please contact our Head of Care Quality and Service Development on 01962 854226 for more information about our policies and procedures.
Are there any charges?
At this time, there are currently no charges for being a scheme member of St John’s Hand in Hand. However other third party services and providers may charge for the use or attendance of certain activities, events, clubs or schemes. Information about such charges will be provided to scheme members. For volunteers, we can reimburse some of your costs. Please contact the Hand in Hand team for more information.
Is St John’s Hand in Hand a registered service?
Please note that St John’s Hand in Hand is not a registered Care Quality Commission (CQC) service, unlike the charity’s almshouses.
The social prescribing scheme is a form of community outreach and is in partnership with the Winchester GP surgeries (Friarsgate, St Clements and St Paul’s), and the NHS Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), among others.
Our service operating hours are between Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Hand in Hand Office:
Basement 47 Southgate Street, Winchester SO23 9EH
Tel: 01962 827795