Coming Together Project


It is one of our projects that gives people an opportunity to access social groups, training sessions or just to talk to each other. We want to connect people who live close to each other, who can support each other and develop friendships that will help them with tasks they find difficult. For example someone may find it difficult to get out to pay a bill.  A group member may be able to do this whilst they are out shopping.  That person may have difficulty replying to a letter that the other person may be able to help with. We aim to connect these people to support each other and develop new friendships. We are looking to help people of all ages with any disability, their carers, families and friends, older people and people who feel they could benefit in any way on participation.

Do you feel isolated?
Are you lonely?
Would you like to be able to talk to other people in a similar situation?
Would you like the opportunity to make new friends?
If you’ve answered yes to the questions above then why not join others in our “Coming Together” groups.
Join our online chats, join in with What’s App calls, discover your talents with our craft packs delivered free to your door and attend online training sessions for various activities.
We have now gained funding from The Peoples Health Trust and from the Mid and South Essex Community Partnership Grant to arrange weekly meetings at locations in Thurrock and Basildon. People living in other areas are welcome to join us at these sessions but we are currently unable to hold any groups in other locations.  Current groups that have reopened and new groups recently started following the reduction in restrictions from COVID are;

Tuesday between 10.30am and 12.30pm at St Martins Church Hall, St. Martins Square, Basildon SS14 1DX
Wednesday between 10.30am and 12pm at The Methodist Church Hall, 15 High Street, Stanford le Hope, SS17 0HD
                                                                                         Monday  between 10.15am and 12pm at South Ockendon Library, 57 Derry Avenue, South Ockendon, RM15 5DX


   The Peoples Health Trust is an independent charity investing in local neighbourhoods to help create a society without health inequalities. It works closely with each of the regional and county lotteries raising money through the Health Lottery and distributes grants.

Active Communities supports people to create and shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better.  Active Communities projects aim to develop social links and ties and support residents to discuss and act on things that are important to them.