Newly Retired?

On this page you will find just a few ideas of what you could do after retiring from work.

Walking Football - 50+

Stockport County Community Foundation presents walking football! Sessions are for ages 50+ every Friday 11am to 12noon at Power League Stockport. Refreshments are available.

For more information call 0161 286 8888 - option 3, or email You can also visit their Facebook and Twitter pages @SCFCFoundation.

Badminton at Life Leisure Bramhall

Enjoy drop-in badminton beginner sessions to improve fitness and have fun.

Wednesday's 6pm-6:45pm.

Life Leisure Bramhall (SK7 2JR).

Cost £2.

For more information call 0161 482 0924, or email

Want to get involved in activities in your local community?

Click on the link below to visit the Stockport Homes Event Calendar, which includes everything from computer skills, sports including tai chi, walking netball and a walking football power league to fun days and events.

New events will be added all the time, so keep checking to see if there is anything you fancy going along to!

Stockport Homes

Adult Learning at The Cheadle College

At The Cheadle College they believe that there's always an opportunity to continue to grow through learning new things, trying new experiences and meeting new people.

They offer a wide range of both part-time and full-time courses which are specifically aimed at adults who want to gain an academic qualification, learn a new skill, discover a new hobby or simply broaden their horizons.

Some courses take just one day to complete and are for pleasure; some last between five and thirty weeks - offering a deeper understanding of your chosen subject; and some can take over a year, leading to a professional or academic accredited qualification.

Visit to view their prospectus, or contact The Cheadle College Admissions on 0161 486 4602, or email

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Want to Volunteer?

There are many ways you can get involved at a national or local level, from shaping health services, volunteering in the NHS or other care providers or by supporting your local community. Volunteering is hugely rewarding and gives you the opportunity to put something back into your local community, meet new people, take on a challenge and develop a new interest. Below are just a few opportunities to volunteer in the Stockport Area.


Volunteering at Stepping Hill Hospital

Anyone over the age of 16 can apply to help at the hospital. You will need to commit to three hours per week

for a minimum of 16 weeks.

Volunteer roles available at the hospital:

  • Retail Assisstants - Helping in shops or cafes
  • Hospital Guides - To accompany patients and visitors to their destinations
  • Ward Helper - Assist with non-clinical duties on ward areas
  • Mealtime Helper - Assist patients at mealtimes
  • Patient Experience Survey - To meet with patients and record details of their experience

Over 500 volunteers currently help at the hospital, with some of them volunteering for over 25 years!

To apply visit to complete or download an application form and send to:

The Voluntary Service Department, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, Poplar Grove,                                                               Stockport, SK2 7JE

Or send via email to:                                                                                                                                                              

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Cats Protection - Stockport

Stockport Cats Protection always welcomes any offers of volunteering support.

They require volunteers to help with a range of tasks including fundraising, administration and cat care.

They always welcome bakers to provide cakes, biscuits or jams for their monthly fundraising events.

If you are interested in volunteering with Stockport Cats Protection phone 07900 415 674,

email or visit their website and fill in the contact form.

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Beechwood Cancer Care Centre

Beechwood are the proud recipient of the prestigious Queen's award for Voluntary Service.

Many volunteer roles require no experience.

Your time, interest, enthusiasm, sense of humour, willingness to adapt and reliability are the most                                                       important requirements.

Beechwood could not exist without its team of volunteers.

Opportunities for volunteering include:

  • Ambassadors
  • Fundraising
  • Complimentary Therapist
  • Counselling
  • Drivers
  • Office Support
  • Patient Support Volunteers
  • Retail Volunteers

Interested? Contact Lorraine at or download an                                                           application form from their website - and return it to:

Lorraine Fairclough, Beechwood, Freepost 1853, Stockport, SK3 8LS

Beechwood Cancer Care

Stockport Cerebal Palsy Society

Stockport CP Society have volunteering opportunities in:

After School and Holiday Clubs / Cheddle Lodge Residential Home / Short Break Holidays /                                                                      Leisure Groups / Adult daytime social group / Adult evening social group /                                                                                                Youth and Adult evening outdoor groups / Skills group / 11+ group

All they ask is that you are enthusiastic, committed and reliable. Good communication skills are                                                             essential in order to support service users, especially as some have very limited or no verbal communication.

A sensitive approach and respect for people's dignity, personal choice and privacy is also important.

Visit and click the Jobs/Volunteer tab to find more information about                                                                       each individual volunteering opportunity and how to apply.


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