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:

FRODSHAM LIBRARY drop in sessions – every Thursday morning between 10am and 12 noon

You are welcome to join us at the drop in session to have a friendly chat, have a free cuppa, and find out more about what is going on in your local area.

Whether you are new to the area, or feel you would like to get out more and join in activities, or have some spare time to volunteer to support others, why not call in and have a chat?

*NEW* Helsby Library drop in sessions – starting Monday morning 28th January between 10.30 and 12 noon

As part of the Libraries health and wellbeing week, New Horizons are joining the Wellbeing Coordinator at a pop up café.

We are planning to run this drop in session regularly on a Monday morning and offer the same friendly sessions.  Please contact Helsby Library (01244 981150) to check the session is on, or ring Julie Ennis for further details.



If you are unable to attend a drop in session but would like to know more about the support New Horizons can offer,  or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Julie Ennis (OPAL Organiser) on 07512 632515 or email



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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.