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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 AWwoC groups in:


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 AWwoC 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 contact

01904 488870 



For more information contact

Email awoc.leeds@gmail.com


The first Ageing without Children (AWwoC) half day workshop took place on the 29th November at the Bradford Hotel. Over 30 older people attended the workshop from those who were themselves ageing without children to professionals wanting to gain more knowledge and support older people.

Kirsty Woodard, Founder of AWwoC gave a presentation which was followed by some theatre sketches showing real life examples of those ageing without children.

Following on from the workshop there has been a real enthusiasm to start a Bradford & District AWwoC Group and the first meeting will take place on Thursday 7thFebruary, supported by Positive Minds.


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.