Community Builder

Working with Harlow Seniors to reduce Loneliness and Social Isolation.

Rainbow’s Community Builder programme enables older residents in Harlow to identify issues that are affecting their lives and, with support, bring their ideas to life, get more involved in their community and solve their own problems. In order to tackle the issue of increased loneliness and isolation, we support older residents to create and maintain weekly social and activity hubs, and we organise special outings and events. In addition, we open access to crucial health and wellbeing services and other community activities which would be of benefit through the co-ordination of 6 ‘Safe and Social’ information and entertainment events per annum. We are currently providing activities and social opportunities to 461 older Harlow residents.

Kelly, Jenny and Carol work with communities to set up weekly social clubs across the town.  Each club meets for 2 hours where we get to meet new people, make new friends, sit and chat, play games and enjoy refreshments.

Community Builder Evaluation

Messing about on the River! 

Last week, almost 100 Harlow Seniors got to enjoy a trip down the River Stort with Canalability.  The fully accessible boats made it fun for everyone and they all enjoyed a buffet lunch, our lovely countryside and the Great British weather! 

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Please contact Kelly
07849 087787

Coming up


  • 10.30am – Harlow Playhouse CM20 1LS
  • 1.30pm – Desormeaux Bungalows, School Lane CM20 2QL


  • 10.00am – GPCA, Abercrombie Way CM18 6YJ
  • 10.00am – Church Langley Church CM17 9PU
  • 10.30am – The Golden Swift, Harberts Road CM19 4EU
  • 1.30pm – Hintons, Sumners CM19 5RZ
  • 1.30pm – The Shark, Hobtoe Road CM20 1T


  • 10.00am – Park Inn, Southern Way CM18 7BA
  • 1.30pm – Latton Hall Close, The Spinney CM20 3DH
  • 1.30pm – Sumners Farm Close, Phelips Road CM19 5SL
  • 1.30pm – Halling Hill CM20 3JS


  • 10.00am – The Wayre, High Street CM17 0DS
  • 10.00am – Katherines House, Brookside CM19 5NL
  • 1.30pm – Fountain Farm, Tye Green CM18 6RB
  • 1.30pm – Great Parndon Library CM18 7PP


  • 10.00am – Netteswellbury Farm, Waterhouse Moor CM18 6BW
  • 1.00pm – Friends Forever 1st and 3rd Friday of the month please call for details
  • 10.30am – Harlow Playhouse CM20 1LS


Community Builder Events in Harlow
“Thank you for all you do for us - there’s no need to feel lonely.”