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Rainbow Autism CIC

This service was started in 2010 and initially ran as a drop-in service, pioneering a specialist support service for adults with high functioning autism and their carers in Worcestershire.

Reconnections - Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire -


Who we are

Reconnections is a new programme aimed at tackling loneliness amongst older people living in Worcestershire. The Reconnections team is a partnership of local organisations, led by Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire, who have experience and understanding of the issues people face in later life.


What We Do and How it Works

Reconnections will provide tailored, one to one support for lonely older people which will enable them to identify, talk about and overcome their feelings of loneliness by reconnecting them with interests and activities in their local community.


Following a detailed conversation, Reconnections will support the individual to design a plan which is personalised to their needs and wishes around reducing their feelings of loneliness. A locally based volunteer will then partner with the individual and help them to achieve their plan through confidence building and maintaining their connections with activities and interests in the lo



Why We Do it

  • There are 15,000 older people in Worcestershire who are potentially lonely
  • 9% of people over the age of 65 feel cut off from society
  • 50% of all older people consider the Television as their main form of company
  • 5% of people over the age of 65 spent Christmas Day alone
  • Feeling lonely is as bad for our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day
  • 17% of older people have less than weekly contact with their family, friends and neighbours

By connecting people to those around them, they can stay happier and healthier for longer.

Contact us

Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire

Malvern Gate

Bromwich Road, Worcester, WR2 4BN

0800 195 8040


Relate Worcestershire

Relate Worcestershire is here to help you. We provide confidential counselling services to couples, individuals, families, children and young people and also sex therapy. For more information or to book an appointment either contact us by email or ring one of our friendly and understanding reception staff.

01905 28051

Rethink Gambling

rethink gambling's objectives are to: "enhance the prevention, awareness and treatment of gambling addiction whilst promoting improved education and advocating a public health response to the issue"

Rethink Mental Illness

National mental health charity: information, services & a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness - challenging attitudes and changing lives.


River Babes

Riverbabes a group that is on every Friday term time 10am-11:30 at the Riverside Church Dog Lane Bewdley DY12 2EF

It is a parent/carer group and you can come along with a baby aged 0-18 months 

This group is not suitable for children over that age

There are refreshments served 

There may be some assistance and resources available for those attending that may have specific needs for things such as baby toys, clothes, nappies etc 

Rachel runs the group.She is DBS checked, however parents stay for the duration of the group with their baby 

Also Riverside will provide a baby bag with knitted items, nappies etc on for clients in need who have a newborn or are expecting a baby 

This resource is from Riverside church in conjunction with the Knit and Natter group All Saints Church Wribbenhall Bewdley

Friday - Term Time
10:00 am - 11:30 am
01299 405535
Riverside Church
Dog Lane
DY12 2EF

Riverside Children's Centre - Wyre Forest

Our aim is to ensure that parents, carers and children within the community can access education, parental support, health care services, activities and advice. We are a small, friendly and dedicated team, here to work for you and your family during and after pregnancy, and throughout your children's early years.

We cover Bewdley and surrounding areas.

01299 409169

Riverside Elim Church, Bewdley.

Coffee Morning - is a great morning to connect with not only other people from Riverside but with the community of the Wyre Forest. Running every Wednesday it is a place for people to come and relax, share good company over tea, coffee and, of course, cakes

Rock Choir


Rock Choir is described as being the United Kingdom's original, and the world's largest, contemporary choir. It holds three Guinness World Records – 'biggest hit act in the UK', 'largest musical act to release an album' and 'largest song and dance routine held at multiple locations'. Rock Choir offers teenagers and adults the chance to sing pop, Motown, gospel and chart songs without the need to audition, read music or have any previous singing experience. On 16 July 2010 the Daily Mail called it "Britain's biggest choral movement." In November 2014 it had more than 16,000 members rehearsing in 300 locations throughout the UK. In August 2011, Coutts Woman Magazine described Rock Choir as "a community singing phenomenon that is sweeping the country," and "one of Britain's biggest brands


Kidderminster Branch of Rock Choir rehearses every Monday night at the Severn Valley Railway in the Valley Suite from 8.30pm onwards. Go along for a free taster session.

Rock Pathfinders

Local Walks 2015/2016

Free Guided walks along our footpaths and bridleways, off the roads and into the countryside.

Learn the right way to walk with good company and great local scenery. Everyone is welcome


Alan tel - 01299400304