Update September 2021: Our Head Office in Hanley is starting to re-open, with Covid-19 safety precautions in place for the protection of our staff and our clients. We are currently seeing children & young people face-to-face and hope to start to open to our adult clients in the next few weeks. Our Dove Buddies groups are starting back up in several locations, please call our office or check our Facebook page for more information.
Bereavement Support Drop-In Group

Dove Buddies Venues

Following on from the success of our Dove Buddies social/friendship group in Stoke-on-Trent, which has been running since December 2017, we are pleased to announce we have now added an additional Dove Buddies group serving Congleton.

‘Dove Buddies’ is our social/friendship group for adults who are finding it difficult to get out and meet other people following the loss of a loved one; helping to combat loneliness within local communities.  The group provides an opportunity to meet new people and find out what’s happening socially in your area, plus lots more!

All we ask is £1 donation for a brew and a biscuit and to be greeted by a welcoming face.  We also throw in the occasional general knowledge quiz to test your skills, at times we offer a little bit of gentle exercise (low impact boxing, Tai Chi etc.), we offer talks from local groups (fire service, healthy eating/nutrition etc.) and in the summer months we try to arrange visits to some local attractions to take in a bit of local history.

Congleton Group – Congleton URC (United Reformed Church), Antrobus Street, Congleton  CW12 1HE

The group meets up fortnightly on Wednesday mornings with Marion (see dates below).  No advance booking is required, please report to the foyer of the Church – the group runs from 10.00am to 11.30am (£1 Donation for refreshments) 
N.B. The Church has very limited parking, however pay & display parking is available on the car park opposite.

Forthcoming Congleton Dates (10.00am to 11.30am)
Wed 21st August
Wed 4th September
Wed 18th September
Wed 2nd October
Wed 16th October
Wed 30th October
Wed 13th November
Wed 27th November
Wed 11th December 

Stoke-on-Trent Group – See venues below

Our Dove Buddies group for adults within Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire meet up on a monthly basis with Natalie.   The group runs usually on a Tuesday morning (10.30am to 12.00pm) – N.B. some dates may vary due to availability of room.  It’s just a £1 donation for refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits).

Forthcoming S-O-T Dates (10.30am to 12.00pm)
Tues 20th August 2019 – meet up at Riverside Cafe, Trentham Gardens Retail Park at 10.30am

Mon 16th September 2019 – meet at Westport Lake, Burslem ST6 4RZ at 10.30am (walk/cafe)

Tues 22nd October 2019 – M&S Wolstanton Community Room – ST5 0AP (including talk from Healthwatch)

November and December dates – TO BE CONFIRMED

For more details on our Dove Buddies Social Group and future events, please visit our Facebook page, bookmark the News Section on our website, or contact our Head Office on 01782 683155.