Local groups are where people ageing without children can come together for peer support, to share experiences, obtain information and work with local organisations to ensure that the needs of people ageing without children are included in policy, planning and services for older people.


Organisations wanting to set up groups for people can download our guide for organisations here Guide to Running groups for people ageing without children

There are informal AWwoC groups in different parts of the country and, if you would like to explore forming a new one or help in finding a group close to you then please contact us through our facebook group initially. Each group runs independently and controls it's own agenda. the four largest are:


Spurred into action by a meeting with Kirsty Woodard in the summer of 2015, we held an AWOC workshop in the York 50+ Festival that September, and then convened the first AWOC York meeting in January 2016. We have continued our monthly meetings at the Cross Keys Pub in Goodramgate ever since, alternating between afternoons (2-4 pm) and evenings (5.30-7.30 pm). They have kindly provided the room free of charge which is key to the whole enterprise!

Speakers have shared information and entered into lively discussion on issues such as wills and powers of attorney, advance decisions, health and wellbeing, dementia, homeshare, de-cluttering, alternative funerals, telecare, first aid, volunteering, neighbourhood support, etc. It’s all grist to the mill!

We meet for a snack lunch at the pub before afternoon meetings and enjoy a curry or wherever the fancy takes us after evening meetings. Getting to know one another socially helps to build relationships which will hopefully lead to peer support in time of need.


For more information:


or call Sue Lister, AWOC York        Coordinator, on 01904 488870 


For more information contact

Email awoc.leeds@gmail.com


We are a local group that meets the third Wednesday of the month 2 – 4pm at:


Equality Together, Manningham Mills, BD9 5BD


The group is open to all those ageing without children; this includes:

· Those without children

· Those whose children live far away

· Those who are estranged from their children

We also welcome organisations that wish to work positively with those ageing without children.

For more information about how this develops contact Rachel on


For more information contact


Rachel at positivemindsbradford@gmail.com or phone 07742 521 787 or


visit www.positivemindsbradford.weebly.com/



The Frome group meets on a monthly basis at the Cheese & Grain on the
second Monday of the month from 10am until midday.

Please come and join us for a coffee and a chat.

Email Anne Hills on anne.ahatraining@btinternet.com with any queries.

​​Call us:

01202 207300

​Find us: 

Prama Foundation

Moran House

1 Holes Bay Park

Sterte Avenue West 

Poole, BH15 2AA

A Project of the 

© 2019 by PramaFoundation