Neighbourhood Scheme groups

Between 2008 and 2012, the Neighbourhood Schemes Team helped to set up a number of community groups run by and for people over 50 around Calderdale, in Todmorden, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, Pellon, Illingworth, and Southowram. Their contact details are shown below. For information about our Asian women’s group, GupShup, please contact us directly.

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SOFA – Southowram

Activities include kurling, dancing, Tai Chi, art, chess, table tennis and more 

LA Group – Illingworth and Bradshaw

 Activities include keep fit, crafty club, painting, bowls, bridge, Tai Chi and more.

REACH OUT – Sowerby Bridge and Sowerby

Activities include ‘knit and natter’, computing, table tennis, Tai Chi, exercise to music, Nintendo Wii, indoor Kurling, painting and more.

 HIGH FIVE – Pellon and Mount Tabor

Activities include Tai Chi, gentle exercise, Pilates, Scottish Country Dancing, Kurling, singing for fun, friendly art group and walks.

 OAK – Todmorden

  • Phone – 07815 824332
  • Email –
  • Website –

Activities include line dancing, sequence dancing, Tai Chi, singing and arts and crafts, as well as serving a lunch – every Friday all day at the Central Methodist Church in Todmorden town centre. Gentle Exercise takes place on a Tuesday at Roomfield House.

 IN TOUCH – Halifax

Phone Stephen (chair) on 01422 373892

Activities includeTai Chi, gentle exercise and reminiscence, taking place on Mondays and Tuesdays at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Winding Road, Halifax.


Tai Chi, dancing and other classes take place in Elland, Rastrick, Brighouse, Upper Edge and Bailiff Bridge.

Please phone the Neighbourhood Schemes Team on 01422 393794 or email for details.


2 responses to “Neighbourhood Scheme groups

  1. Julie Gatenby

    Love the website, full of information on activities in my area. I work part-time and none of the activities unfortunately are available to me because they run on days I work. Will there be anymore that might run later in the day or on Thursdays or Fridays?