New Horizons

New Horizons  provides support to people who feel they need to connect with their local community in a more meaningful way by supporting people to make new social connections and to participate and contribute to their community once again.

If you are finding it difficult for whatever reason to take that first step to finding a new pursuit, or are unsure what there is, we can offer you advice and support.  Our aim is to provide one-to-one volunteer “buddies” who will help members to take up new hobbies and interests or reconnect with an old pursuit they’ve not been able to enjoy of late.


How to find out more:

There is a drop in session at Frodsham library every Thursday morning from 10am – 12 noon, where you can join Julie, the OPAL organiser, for a drink and a chat and learn more about New Horizons.

Or you can contact Julie Ennis on 07512 632515 or to find out more about the service, or discuss volunteering opportunities.


New Horizons Craft sessions

In conjunction with Brio Macmillan volunteers we are also running a free drop in craft session at Frodsham library, usually on the first Thursday of every month from 10am  – 12 noon. Newcomers to craft are very welcome. No booking is required so please do come and join us.


New Horizons – Branching Out

We are developing a network of “no strings” café meets in locations in addition to Frodsham Library where new and existing members can meet, have a drink and have a chat.

We meet regularly at The Queen’s Head in Frodsham on a Monday morning, and are currently looking to set up a similar group in the Helsby area.

For more information, or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Julie Ennis on 07512 632 515 or


New Horizons Poster

Brightlife is a partnership led by Age UK Cheshire.

Brightlife has been awarded £5m as part of the Big Lottery’s Fulfilling Lives, Ageing Better fund, which has given a total of £82m to 14 areas throughout England in order to improve the lives of older people.

Helping to reduce social isolation in Cheshire West and Cheshire.