Local Directory - Nantwich and Rural Care Community

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St Mary’s Place of Welcome, every Friday, 10am -1pm in Nantwich, free.

A brand new drop in for morning hot drinks or light lunch served in friendly company. A safe place where people like to listen and support each other and share helpful local information.

A member of the national Places of Welcome network, we opened for the first time on Friday 12th November.
The Parish Hall, Church Lane, Nantwich, CW5 5RG.


Free online carers’ wellbeing programme for all our carers :

There are 4 sessions this November/December open to all in Cheshire East, and then there is a second opportunity for us in Nantwich and Rural in the New Year.

Carers Wellbeing Programme poster 2021

You can email the organisers at info@eolp.org.uk


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 7th December there is 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

Tea At The Tower is a great way to make new friends and you can now purchase your Christmas Concert ticket too!

…..and the monthly Acton Walk is happening again too, next up on 5th December, then 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, Examples here in our Community :

Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these 5 Steps outlined on this link, following the suggested do’s and don’ts could help you feel more positive.

Let’s take two of these 5 steps…and highlight NEW opportunities you might like to pursue locally…..

1. CONNECT WITH OTHER PEOPLE – Join the Happiness Hub that meets in Nantwich :

Nantwich Buddies – Weekly Social Group 2021

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 an incredible amount going on to “learn, laugh and live” about, all included in its membership.
Please click here for the full list of activities, SHOWN BY DAY OF THE WEEK, with current vacancies.


ALSO UNDER LEARNING NEW SKILLS – Age UK Cheshire is supporting you to access the internet via its “Connect All” Programme. Please see the video below for how they can help :

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, please get in touch with Amy on 01606 720 431.
For more information click here for the Age UK Cheshire page.


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

Their Exercise Referral Programme is available again.


The Audlem Lass Boat Service is available for some chartered trips over the winter months, please contact Graham or Debbie Binningsley 01270 610815

Our timetabled Boat Service operates from April 2022 every weekend and bank holiday, shuttling between Audlem and Overwater Marina…..

Please find out more about the service here and join us in the Spring.


Since its inception the Audlem Lass has carried more than 4000 passengers raising money for the RNLI.

Our sister ship is the Wheelyboat and in October 2021 we were awarded the Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service. For more information on the Wheelyboat and Wheelybus please click on the image below…



New at Nantwich Library, Hot Drinks and Company :

Why not try…

Nantwich Library Morning Story and Tea


Nantwich Library Drink and Draw


Nantwich - Library coffee morning

01270 375361
Please click on this link for all the very latest going on at Nantwich Library.

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

….On 13th November there were 238 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.


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

Wingate Centre – Dance drama and movement Oct2021

Our cafe is open Mon-Thu!! For more details of the Wingate Centre please click here.

We are delighted to announce the restart of our falls prevention programme 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.


Royal British Legion Veterans’ Breakfast Club, Nantwich Indoor Market.

Veterans Breakfast


Local Bus-On-Demand Service Connects Nantwich With Rural :

A brand new local bus service that is driven by you and software, not timetables!
£2 for under 16’s and concessionary pass holders…..have 5 journeys and the 6th is FREE!!

All information is here….it’s great!

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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 and in more detail 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 very soon :

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.


Vesta – Specialist Family Support For Polish People in our Care Community :

Please click on this link for details of mental health projects, physical activities, and counselling (coming soon…)


We have new support available in Nantwich and Rural from our Advanced Dementia Team :
eolp aug 21

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.

Social Prescribing is available in our 5 local GP Practices.

This video (from Liverpool) illustrates what a social prescription is :


For further information please visit our Social Prescription page.

Our Nantwich Community Garden has its ground cover down and the grid system flooring is due for installation this November :

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.


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