Making A Match

Making a Match is a new project funded by the National Lottery Community Fund that helps people to find and make new friends and get out more. It is for people aged 50 years or over who live in LS16 or LS17 and who can get out and about on their own.  It is being delivered by MAECare in partnership with OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality based in LS16).

We will find out what you are interested in and hope to match you with someone else who has a similar hobby or interest, or to link you in to a group, so you can meet regularly over your shared interest and hopefully build a lasting friendship.  Interests and activities could range from a simple walk in the park to learning a new skill, playing sports, dancing, music – whatever your are interested in.

There may even be opportunities for likeminded people to meet up for group activities such as shared meals and entertainment.

We will help you to work out the practicalities of meeting up, and then support you to build and maintain your new friendship.

Interested people can self-refer into this project or can be referred by family members or professionals as long as the person concerned is aware of the referral and happy for this to be made.  Our contact details are as follows:


Lisa Wilson
07 98 614 258
[email protected]

Janet Onslow
07498 614 227
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