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.

Kelly, Jenny, Carol, Ron and Lucy 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.

Upcoming Events


Safe and Socials, 22nd April and 24th April at The GPCA 11.30-3.30, Guest Speaker, Fish Goujon Lunch and Live Entertainment.  Suggested Donation £8

Whitstable coach trip, 23rd May, Leaving Harlow promptly at 9.30am, suggested donation £16

Please contact Carol
07849 087790

Check our social media pages for pictures and taster of how the events run.

Twitter: @RainbowCommBuilder

Instagram: @rainbowcommunitybuilder 

Facebook: @RainbowCommunityBuilder

Recent Events

All of our events can only go ahead with the support of our wonderful volunteer team, the community rooms that we are able to hire and the donations from local business for funding and raffle prizes.

Easter Afternoon Tea,   27th March, Easter Bonnet competition and entertainment from the lovely Lisa Marie,  180 local club members enjoyed an afternoon of fun, friendship and laughter.

Afternoon Tea,  14th March, saw one of our biggest events, with music from Thomas Huttlestone, club members and supporters rocked the afternoon away.

Christmas Parties, 4th, 7th and 12th December saw our Christmas Parties at Leah Manning go off perfectly, Leah Manning supplied the catering and everybody said it was amazing,  our singer this year was Gary Benjafield, who had many people up dancing and everybody singing along.  We had help from our Volunteers, Asda Community Agent and Raytheon Harlow.

Christmas Ely Market,   17th November 2 coaches and a mini bus headed to Ely for the Christmas Market.  Hundreds of stalls to see with entrance into the Cathedral.  It promised and delivered.  We are all in the Christmas Spirit now.

For more information about Events, contact Carol 07849 087790


This is our Strength and Balance Course, which begins again on Thursday 25th April 24.  All start at 2pm in the Leah Manning Day Centre.

To see further details click here.

Please book with,
Ron 07918 605744


Next Goldies is Wednesday  10th April Harlow Playhouse, Studio 2 12.45-2.30p.m come along and join us for some uplifting singing, no matter your skill level.


GOLDIES SING-A-LONG this will run the 2nd Wednesday every month, from Harlow Playhouse Theatre 2 any changes to that will be listed here.

Please contact Carol (Monday – Wednesday) for any further information.


TECH SUPPORT this will run th 3rd Thursday every month, from Morris House 10-12am  any changes to that will be listed here.

Please book with,
Jenny 07849 087789 Or Carol 07849 087790


For information specifically for those with Dementia and their Carers visit our Community Builder (Dementia) page



To book or for more information about clubs.

Please contact,
Jenny 07849 087789


“Thank you for all you do for us - there’s no need to feel lonely.”