We tried out a new local community centre, they hold a coffee morning once a month, they were very welcoming.
What was also great about it was that we managed to convince Dorothy to come out on the trip, its took us almost 2 years to convince her to come out on any trip! and she said that she would consider coming out at least once a month from now on. She also comes to a lot more activities than she used to! we never forced her to come to anything but simply encouraged her and over time the effort paid off, she is asking nearly every day now what activities are on!