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Connect with your local community

There are lots of things to do in Cambridgeshire. You might want to take up a sport, have a day out, volunteer or do some training.

Being involved in some kind of exercise or sport can really help morale, physical and mental health as well as helping you make friends. 

For sports, swimming, exercise, and leisure pursuits, the district councils provide a good starting point and have details about leisure opportunities in their areas:

Living Sport promotes opportunities for people with disabilities.

Papworth Trust can provide information and advice, as well as activities.

The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain gives reviews and information on accessible days out.

AccessAble (also see link below) aims to take the chance out of going out. It is a directory of services which are accessible - for example wheelchair access, sign language is spoken, guide dogs are allowed, or there is audio support.

Volunteering can be a great way to meet people, learn skills and be involved in your community.

If you are aged up to 24, and have a learning difficulty or disability, the SEND Information Hub (Local Offer) sets out the support available.

The Adult Learning and Skills website has information on improving job prospects and qualifications, supported learning and helping children.

There is a job search function at .

If you have a social worker, they can help you to find out about clubs and day centres.

Age UK Cambridgeshire & Peterborough has day centres across the county. Information officers can provide details of local services and support.

Community Navigators can also help to put you in touch with local groups and services.

You may be able to find information about day centres and clubs at your local library.

Cambridge Older People's Enterprise (COPE)

COPE is free to join for over 50s, and aims to give voice to older people. COPE also organises trips to the theatre, shows and other places of interest. There are bimonthly newsletters.