Community groups

Bridges is proud to host a wide range of activities. We hold a number of initiatives which are designed to benefit and fulfil the needs of our local community.

Some of these include Social Circles, which support the elderly with various activities including a cooked lunch. We also hold other activities such as a Tea Dance. This is a totally inclusive and intergenerational weekly activity enjoyed by older people, including those with dementia, carers, adults and children.

You can find a range of the activities provided to our community below.

Social Circles

We support the local older generation by offering two social sessions a week, with varied activities. Social Circles offers its users a regular (and in many cases their only) opportunity to meet others and enjoy a cooked lunch. Social Circles is the successor to COMIC, part of Bridges since it started.


Bridges Car Scheme

The bridges community car scheme offers friendly, flexible, door-to-door transport for people who require additional support getting to local shops, social activities or appointments.

Dance Time 4 All

A totally inclusive and intergenerational weekly activity enjoyed by older people, including those with dementia; carers, adults and children; people who are lonely; people who want to get fit, enjoy dancing and want to exercise. Our Tea Dances are supportive, therapeutic events where carers can feel at ease about the participation of those they care for.


Lunch Club and Afternoon Teas

Run by our wonderful volunteers and offering a welcoming meeting place for our senior citizens.


Building Bridges

Supporting young adults with additional needs through activities, fun, friendship and work-related activities throughout Monmouthshire.


Quest Busters – QB

QB provide locally based meaningful activities that are in a fun safe space, which promote the wellbeing of children aged 8-14 (14-17) with additional needs and their families in Monmouthshire. The project has evolved from the experiences already created by MAGIC and the Building Bridges Project and works closely with these existing projects to support families. 


Community Connections

A befriending scheme working across Monmouthshire. We link volunteers with older people who are isolated and lonely. We also offer friendly practical help. The Bridges car scheme provides flexible transport for people who have difficulty using existing transport services.


Volunteering for Wellbeing

Volunteering for Wellbeing recruits, trains and supports people of all ages to offer their services to a wide range of social and community initiatives throughout Monmouthshire.


Bridges Community Shop – Monmouth

Bridges Community shop in Monmouth opened its doors to the public in May 2016. The shop has gone from strength to strength receiving over 10,000 donations a week and has the support of over 40 volunteers.


How to donate goods:

Donations can be made to Bridges Centre reception, the orange donation box in the car park outside Bridges Centre or directly to the Community shop, Monnow Street, Monmouth, NP25 3EW.


Every penny spent in our shops stays in Monmouthshire

“I feel the secret of our success is that we are a local charity and all donations made help to support the projects’ work across Monmouthshire. Investing in your own community means seeing benefits locally.” Allison Saunders, Shop Manager