Feeling lonely | Connect with your community | Medway Council
A better Medway

Feeling lonely

All of us at some time in our lives will feel lonely. It can affect anyone, at any age. In Medway right now around 12,000 will be feeling lonely.

Our A Better Medway – Together campaign is here to stop people from feeling lonely by helping them to make connections with their community.

You can support the campaign by pledging to help make Medway a more connected place to live.

The pledge can be as big or small as you like.

Make a pledge 

Find out more about the campaign.

Community activities

Below are some of the many community activities you can get involved in.

Men in Sheds

Men in Sheds brings together men aged 25 and over who are out of work or retired to share their DIY skills and spend time together over a cup of tea.

Call 01634 338 600 for details or email medwaymeninsheds@sunlighttrust.org.uk.

Walking or cycling groups

Our health walks and cycle rides are free to join and a great way to meet new people, enjoy the great outdoors and be more active.

Gardening groups

High Hopes is a volunteer group who look after the community garden behind the Sunlight Centre.

During summer they meet every Thursday from 10am to 1pm.

Medway Memories at the Medway Archives Centre

The Medway Memories club meets every Tuesday afternoon to find out about Medway’s prestigious history.

Each week the group looks at a different period or theme which has included the World Wars, Working Lives, Short Bros, Wingets, Railways and Public Transport.

Everyone is welcome, to book phone 01634 332 714.

Library activities

There’s lots going on in our 15 libraries, including author signings, story time for kids, book clubs, story-telling, poetry classes and IT classes.

Explore library events and activities on offer at libraries near you.


Develop an interest or talent and meet new people by signing up to one of our adult education classes.

You can try a taster session for just £5. To book, call 01634 338 400.

Church groups

Churches and faith groups bring people together and often run a range of activities throughout the year.

Find a church or faith group near you.

Street parties

Street parties are a simple way for us to get to know our neighbours and meet others in our community.

If you're interested find out how to apply to hold a street party.

Hall hire

There are many halls and community centres that are available to hire in Medway. It could be for an event, a meeting or a conference.

You can find a venue to hire and connect with others in your community. 

Find a hall for hire