TOGs drop-in is currently closed (please read notice below). We are, however holding a ‘virtual drop-in’ on Facebook and Zoom. If you would like to join us, visit our Facebook page or email admin@timeoutgroup.org.uk for more info.


** Important notice**

We were trying to hold on closing all TOG activities until the government announced their measures and advice.

It is with a heavy heart that we will have to close all TOG activities from tomorrow (17th March) for 30 days to ensure the safety of all members, staff and volunteers. Our UK PM and his government has recommended all those that are vulnerable, have a long term condition or elderly/frail to avoid all unnecessary social contact, whether this be in pubs, theaters or premises.

All drop in sessions, sports and social events will be cancelled for 30 days or until the government announce any different.

We will look in to innovative ways we can keep in contact with members such as Skype parties etc.

For now please bare with us and we will keep you posted!!

Please share this post as wide as possible.

Stay safe x


We wanted to give you an update on the likelihood of when TOG services could be up and running again.

As the developments of the Corona virus changes on a day to day basis we felt a few weeks ago that shutting our services for 30 days was the right thing to do to protect members and staff.

The government has asked that all vulnerable, frail and those with specific conditions to self isolate for a period of 12 weeks. We are also currently on a rightful government lock down requesting that all non essential services to be closed. With all this in mind we are expecting TOG services/activities as you know them to be closed for a period of 12 weeks in total, taking us to approximately mid June.

This is the safe amount of time required for our members and staff to be shielded from any risks.

We will of course be following the government advice over the coming months and if they do start to lift restrictions we can re-evaluate what that means for TOG and possibly return earlier than mid June. We will only to get this point however by everyone playing their part in the fight against this virus. Staying in, protecting our wonderful NHS does really save lives and will help us to recover better as a country.

Believe us when we say this is the last thing we want to do. The team and trustees love nothing more than providing our activities and we all miss you terribly. However this is vital in protecting everyone in the long run.

So to confirm we will be closed in our traditional services/activities until mid June or further notice.

Having said all of this it doesn’t stop us communicating and thinking outside of the box. In the coming Thursday’s we will be trying our first Facebook party for members to join and have a chat with each other and staff. We are also going to set up regular phone calls with our members and sending out information and activity packs through the post for those who want them.

If any one has and concerns or ideas for how we can deliver our services in a different way then please do drop us a message on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you.

Stay in and of course wash your hands 👌🏻

TOG xxx


Time Out Group North West – Get up Get out project wins National Lottery Community Fund.

Time Out Group (TOG) is proud to announce, following a successful bid application that we have been awarded £212,000 to cover a three year period from the National Lottery Community Fund. TOG is an independent charity operating in the North West of England who offers meaningful activities to those with a learning disability.

This year we have been successful in securing funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to work on a new project called Get Up, Get Out. This project involves encouraging our members to integrate within their own communities, looking at employment opportunities, additional sporting activities and supporting members with clear mental health pathways which in turn offers more choice and control over their own lives and encourages independence. TOG currently operates from a base in Handforth, offering drop in sessions and sporting activities. This funding means we can extend our activities and offer something different such as pop up discos and links with community partners.

“We are so pleased for this major win for the members and their families. This funding will secure the charity into the future and offer opportunities within the local community. The team worked so hard in pulling the bid together and I am extremely proud of the outcome. We encourage independence to our members and support to their families, we also offer volunteering and employment opportunities so watch this space…..”

Joanne Adams – TOG Manager

“This means the world to us all and we can now get excited for the future and all fun we can have. We love TOG and are happy with this result; we will plan all the activities and help make the charity a success”

Clive Scollon- Chairman of the members committee

You can find out more about our wonderful charity by visiting us on Facebook or www.timeoutgroup.org.uk

Big thank you to the National Lottery Community Fund for their support in this.


Thankyou…

We are always incredibly grateful to any donations we receive.

Laser Quantum have been a massive part in our fundraising during 2019 so we would like to say a very big thankyou from all at Time Out Group.

We would like to say a special thanks to those that have donated to our September 2019 gala including buyagift.co.uk


Every bit helps…

Aviva Community Fund – Thanks to all those who voted for us. Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough votes to be finalists but Aviva did award us £100.

Freemasons – We were given £300 by Congleton Lodge to support our work..


AGM Meetings

Please find below a link to our 2017, 2018 and 2019 AGM meeting minutes. A big ‘thank you’ to the many people who helped out during all meetings.

Time Out Group AGM 2017 Minutes

Time Out Group AGM 2018 minutes

Time Out Group AGM 2019 Minutes