Over 21s

suggestions if you are over 21 years old


So what happens when you reach your 21st birthday and you can no longer access Friends for Leisure activities? No worries. There are plenty of exciting opportunities out there for you to take part in.


Swimming sessions for disabled people

Aquarius Swimming Club Sandbach Boys School, Crewe Road, Sandbach, CW11 3NS. Most Mondays 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Fee £3.00 and carers/parents £1.50. Chair hoist available. Contact: 07746 425434 www.aquarius-swimming-sandbach.org/

Macclesfield Seals   Macclesfield Leisure Centre    Friday 7.30-8.30pm  Contact:01625 262619

Congleton Leisure Centre
  Wednesday 8.00 – 9.00pm  Contact: 01260 387717

Alsager Swans  Alsager Leisure Centre  Sunday 7.00pm – 8.00pm Contact: 01270 884438 See their website.

Crewe Sea Horses Crewe Pool  Thursdays 7.00pm – 8.00pm  ( 6.00pm – 7.00pm in the summer) Contact 01270 629958

Winsford Turtles Winsford Lifestyle Centre Mondays 7.00pm – 8:30pm except Bank Holidays


Time Out Group

Time Out Group runs evening activities in the local community for adults with learning disabilities and volunteer supporters. If you live in Handforth, Alderley Edge or Wilmslow, have a learning disability and would like to get out more in the evening then Time Out Group could help.

We meet at a leisure centre where we swim, play badminton or go in the gym; at a local hall to learn about healthy eating and try out new recipes, have quizzes or plan our next activities; or on summer’s evenings you’ll find us out for walks or playing tennis or bowling in the local park. You can see more information at www.timeoutgroup.org.uk or you can email info@timeoutgroup.org.uk.

Speaking Up Speaking Out, Macclesfield

Macclesfield Speaking Up Speaking Out (SUSO) is an organisation – run with and for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.   We are a friendly, welcoming, affordable place in the town centre, to come and meet people, make friends, learn new skills or just sit and enjoy a cuppa and a chat. SUSO

Parachute Drop-In

Parachute is the MaccSuso drop in for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs.
Macclesfield Speaking Up Speaking Out (SUSO) is a self-help group – run BY adults with learning disabilities FOR adults with learning disabilities. They have their own premises in the town centre.
Click here to see their website.

Rossendale Oakwood Service

Oakwood is a bespoke service provided by the Rossendale Trust.  They offer a broad menu of recreational, social, educational and supported work experience activities, in a social environment, open to all adults with learning disabilities.  Please follow this link for further information.

Disco for Adults with Disabilities

Macclesfield United Reformed Church hosts a disco every Wednesday evening for people with disabilities. Click here to see their poster.

Dating agency

Luv2MeetU is a friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability aged 18 and over. They support people to make friends, share interests and develop relationships. At March 2017, they were operating in west Cheshire.


Lady Verdin Trust

They support and care for adults with learning disabilities in Crewe & Nantwich to help them live meaningful and fulfilling lives in their own community.



Rossendale Trust

Use this link if you are interested in their independent living service.



Warwick Mews

Fancy a short break away from home? A change is better than a rest.

Try this link to find out more: