St Martin’s Social Care Project

Debbie Tye - Development Practitioner

140 Witton Lodge Road,
Perry Common,
B23 5AP

07545 477519

St Martin’s Social Care Project offers local older people and carers a range of opportunities to stay connected and active and is led by local people like you, who make it happen and direct the activities. Based at St Martin’s Church in Perry Common, we presently offer activities on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays including: a Place of Welcome (a place to sit and chat), a Community Garden (for those interested in gardening and chatting) a Community Shed – now open on Tuesdays and Thursdays (where you can share or learn skills) and we have also just introduced a library where you can borrow books and jigsaws. Our popular Baked Potato and Bingo is now happening every Friday.

We now have a St Martin’s Charity Shop where you can buy second hand clothes and much more, the proceeds going towards a new church roof.

Much of what we do is based on laughter and encouraging friendships, with the ultimate goal of working together for the common good of local people.

Development Practitioner

  Hi, I am Debbie the Community Development Practitioner for the over 50’s at St Martin’s. My background is varied with retail and teaching experience. Life is good, I am creative and always up for a challenge!


Tuesday AND Thursday

Community Shed £2

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St Martin’s Social Care Project

Whether you are a beginner or a pro, join in our fully kitted out Community Shed for woodwork, metal work and other jobs. Learn or share how to recycle pallets into planter, up-cycle anything made out of wood and recycle tin cans and pot noodle pots into decorations for your garden. Just a few of the items created by people in our Community Shed. Cost is free but a small donation towards the running costs is welcome.

Use of the shed costs just £2. Free tea, coffee, biscuits and toast are available throughout in the Centre.


Places of Welcome

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Martins Social Care Project - FREE

This is a place to come and see a friendly face and have a conversation whilst drinking a cuppa and eating a snack. Whilst attending the Place of Welcome you also have the opportunity to visit St Martin’s Library where you can borrow books and jigsaws and St Martin’s Charity Shop where you can purchase second hand clothes and much more, to help raise money for St Martin’s New Roof Fund.

Free tea, coffee, biscuits and toast are available throughout the session.


The Community Garden & Craft Group £2

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Martin's Social Care Project

If you are interested in gardening and socially distanced company, please bring your creativity and come along and help in the Community Garden every Thursday from 10am till 1pm. There is much work to do as the place has been very neglected during lock-down and needs lots of TLC. We have a few tools and gardening gloves but feel free to bring your own. There will be wipes and hand sanitiser for equipment and tools that are shared.

If you feel the cold and you don’t fancy tilling the soil you can still come and get involved and be creative in the warm with our craft materials.

Cost is £2 and there is free tea, coffee, biscuits and toast throughout the morning and a bowl of soup at noon.

First Thursday of the Month

Trip out for the day £10 - Booking Essential

10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Meet at St Martin's at 10am

Join us on the first Thursday of every month for an adventurous day out. We will update you with where we are going each month and each trip will cost £10.

Booking is essential

Contact Debbie 07545 477519 or email

Second Thursday of the month

Tea Dance

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Martins £4

Join us for an afternoon of dancing, foot tapping and chatting. There will also be sandwiches and cakes as well as lots of music, dancing and laughter.

£4 per person

Third Thursday of the month

Film afternoon

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Martins £4

Come and relax and watch a film on the third thursday of each month.

£4 per person

Fourth Thursday of the month

Fun Day # Do What You Want Day

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St Martin's £4

Come along and have a natter whilst knitting, playing board games, crafting, doing word searches, building a jigsaw, or choose something a little more energetic like darts and ten pin bowling!! It’s your choice!!

Refreshments and nibbles provided.

£4 per person.


Baked potato and Bingo £6

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
St Martin's Social Care Project

Join us for a baked potato lunch followed by a fun game of bingo for just £6


Sing-Along and Exercise £2

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Chair based exercise

Come along and join in with our Sing-Along and Exercise group. A chair based exercise class on a Friday from 10am costing £2. We look forward to seeing you

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