Local Directory - Nantwich and Rural Care Community

Local Directory

As you can see the Directory on this page is listed by health-related category in alphabetical order.

The number in brackets next to each category is the number of different entries listed when you click on it. The Directory contains a mixture of local content as well as links to websites and social media.

With the relaxation of Covid restrictions has come the opportunity for new health activities to start up again. For the most recent content of all, (in no particular order!) please scroll down the main body of this page.


The Canal & River Trust is counting down to its latest Active Waterways Programme!!

The next Programme in Nantwich begins in November 2021. Have a look back at this summer’s walking in Nantwich in the hot weather!!!

The Canal and River Trust’s rolling series of guided walks are for over 55s who would like to meet in a safe environment and make new friends, learn about the local history and wildlife on our canal, and have fun on a gentle walk. Please register your interest for the NEXT PROGRAMME BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER via this online form.

Maddy from the Canal and River Trust says “All of our programmes are run by our friendly staff and volunteers, many of whom have experience of working by the waterways or are boaters themselves, so they are very passionate about what they do. We are trained to lead group walking activities in small groups, and can include other activities as part of the programme.”


There is also a regular walking group that meets in Nantwich run by “One You” Cheshire East.

It meets on Tuesdays at 10:00 for the Nantwich Lake walk, and 11:00 for the Nantwich Loop walk.
There is also the Friday Nantwich Loop walk at 10:00.


For more information please go to the One You Walking Group page.
Make the move to a healthier lifestyle, sign up today!


In Wrenbury, the Friendly Club welcomes you

Bingo every Thursday evening.
There is a social night on the last Tuesday of the month too now!
On Tuesday 2nd November there is the Autumn Tints Coach Trip.
On Tuesday 7th December it’s the Shrewsbury Coach Trip.

Please contact Felix for more information on 01270 781177.


Tea at the Tower in Acton………is back in Action

Tea at the Tower – Nantwich

…..and the monthly Acton Walk is happening again too, next up on 7th November, then 5th December, 9th January and the 6th of February. Please meet at the Church at 12:45.
For further details please see this page.


Over the summer a New Coffee Morning for women living with cancer in our Care Community began, held on the last Friday of the month at 10:00.
A3 Me Again Coffee Nantwich Poster_2021

For further information on Me Again please visit our website.


Mental Health and 5 Steps To Wellbeing :

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these 5 Steps and following the suggested do’s and don’ts could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.

Let’s take two of these 5 steps…and highlight NEW opportunities you might like to pursue right here in our own Care Community…..

1. CONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE – Join the Happiness Hub and meet like-minded people with a shared interest in promoting happiness and wellbeing. We’re a strong believer that being a part of any community group is in itself great for your wellbeing. Meets every Tuesday evening 8:00 – 9:30 at The Granary Arts Café in Nantwich, please do register here to come along.

2. LEARN NEW SKILLSCrewe and Nantwich u3a has recently started its Autumn Term of Activities…..and there is a HUGE amount going on to “learn, laugh and live” about.
Please click here for the full list of activities, SHOWN BY DAY OF THE WEEK, with current vacancies.

Mental Wellbeing and Young People

If you’re a young person living in Cheshire East, including Nantwich and Rural, there’s lots of mental wellbeing support immediately available for you.
Taken in turn from this link :

ChatHealth is a new text messaging service for young people aged 11-19 who are now able to text a school nurse to get confidential health advice.

For full ChatHealth service details please visit the ChatHealth page.


Kooth.com is a free, anonymous, confidential, safe, online wellbeing service offering counselling, live chat, information and forums for children and young people. Access is 365 days a year to counsellors who are available from: 12 noon-10pm Monday- Friday, and 6pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday.


24/7 mental health phone line from Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

If you need urgent support for your mental health, please call the mental health helpline on 0800 145 6485 and our dedicated local staff will support you to access the help you need.

The phone line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to people of all ages – including children and young people.


We are in discussions with Mentell to establish a new talking group specifically for men, meeting in Nantwich, beginning in October :

Nick has been brilliant in giving consent for his story and experience of Mentell to be shared with you here.

Until our new Circle meets in person you can join Mentell immediately via their online Circle that meets every Monday evening.

We will update news on our Community Mentell Circle in the coming weeks.


There are many Health and Wellbeing classes run out of Nantwich Leisure Centre now fully available again :

For example, did you know about their Body Balance classes?

Their Exercise Referral Programme is also available.


Our nearest Park Run is running every Saturday at Queens Park in Crewe at 09:00.

….On 2nd October, 2021, there were 222 runners.

It’s the social side that everyone mentions, as much as the physical element, that results in improved health. For all the details you need please go to the Crewe Park Run page.

There are also volunteering opportunities if you would like to be involved.


We have new support available in Nantwich and Rural from our Advanced Dementia Team :

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Your GP Practice in Nantwich and Rural can refer you to our Specialist, Deb Cartlidge, who can provide expert advice for you when looking after a loved one requires 24-hour supervision.


Carers Help And Talk (CHAT) Line is available now for all Carers in Nantwich and Rural to Ring for emotional support :

Cheshire-East-Carers – CHAT


Cheshire East Carers Hub has released its Autumn 2021 Newsletter, a comprehensive 36-page round-up of carer news and local sources of support available :


Please note the above newsletter has been designed with 2 pages at a time shown together in landscape, so it might be better viewed by clicking here.

We are delighted to announce the restart of our falls prevention programme in our Care Community meeting every Tuesday with Kate at Nantwich Elim Church, 11:30 – 12:30.

Stand Strong is aimed at those aged 65+ where you answer yes to any of the following :

  • Have you fallen in the last 12 months?
  • Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking?
  • Do you worry about falling?

If you think you could benefit from our free support and you are able to join us in Nantwich, then please do sign up to find out more about increasing your balance, strength, mobility and posture.

Please note that you must attend an initial assessment with one of our health coaches before joining Kate for her classes. To book an initial assessment, call 0808 1643 202 or fill in this brief online form.


A flu vaccination is all the more important this year :

Click here to have all your questions answered. Our GP Practices are encouraging all who are eligible to have the vaccine.


Social Prescribing is available in your GP Practice :


For further information see our Social Prescription page.

Our Nantwich Community Garden has its ground cover down and the grid system flooring is due for arrival on site this October :

This project has taken a lot of planning over many, many months but we are very excited to announce that it is all systems go!! The raised beds, shed, polytunnel and shelter are next on the 110ft x 27ft plot. We have become a full Community Interest Company (CIC).

You can join in with the Community Garden by making an appointment with the Social Prescriber at your GP Practice.


The Wingate Centre in Wrenbury is running many Covid-secure activities every week :

FULL Sport and Recreation Brochure


Thank you to Morrisons in Nantwich for alerting us to their ongoing Community welfare support :

Package for Sandy A4


The Cheshire East Council Local Area Coordinators covering our Care Community are Phil and Sharon :

Local Area Coordinators - Who we are July 21

Please scroll to page 2 of the document above to see how they can support people with accessing services.


We would like to reassure you that Nantwich and Rural GP Practices remain fully open for routine appointments.

Please see this 30-second video as a guide to when to use NHS 111