Local Directory - Nantwich and Rural Care Community

Local Directory

For the most recently added health content please browse by scrolling down the main body of this page.

This new content will get incorporated into the A-Z Directory on the right….so the Directory therefore grows in content over time.

(Please note if you’re on a mobile device the A-Z Directory is listed at the bottom of this page).


A Brand New Cancer Support Group For Women Launched In Nantwich On October 4th

We will be meeting from now on on the first Tuesday evening of every month, 7pm, at Nantwich Town FC.


Cheshire Roses Group Flyer

Please contact Kay on 07453 870602 or email cheshirerosesgroup@gmail.com,
and you can visit our new Facebook page here.


New Wrenbury carers group

Fortnightly on Wednesdays, 2-4pm, at Wrenbury Village Hall
Drop-in and make friends 🙂

Wrenbury Carers Poster


Nantwich Disability Football Teams Are Looking For New Players

Please join Nantwich Town Wolves (visually impaired) and Nantwich Town PAN (pan-disability team) on Friday evenings :

For further information relating to Nantwich Town Disability Football, please phone Craig Acton: 07791214269, email: nantwichtownwolvesvifc@gmail.com, or visit Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NantwichTownDisabilityFootball or Twitter https://twitter.com/NantwichTownDF.


Brand new weekly walks in Nantwich with the Canal and River Trust Are Happening from september 29th

This is a progressive programme, beginning with a 10-minute walk and gradually building up over the 12 weeks :

Please click here to be taken through to the Eventbrite page for this 12-week programme

IN ADDITION, there are the social walks held afterwards on Thursdays, 11:30-12:30, please book your free place via our Eventbrite page and select the date. CURRENT DATES AVAILABLE ARE EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH UNTIL NOVEMBER.


Motherwell’s September list of Activities

Motherwell is a service provided for women by women, promoting positive health and wellbeing, by offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support :

Copy of Copy of Wellbeing cal 2022 (15)

For full details of Motherwell please visit https://motherwellcheshirecio.com/


Mentell, the immediate-acccess talking group specifically for men, is now meeting weekly.

The group that meets in a lovely room at the YMCA in Crewe has grown since its first meeting in May and instead of being fortnightly is now meeting every Thursday 7pm – 9pm.

The 2 host facilitators from Mentell are James and Nick.

To access Mentell’s service you must please register via this simple form in advance. Your GP Practice Social Prescriber can help facilitate the link up with Mentell if you prefer.


Visyon Is Back Taking New Referrals

Visyon is a charity that supports children, young people and their families with their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
All patients in our Care Community are able to access their services once more :


“Whether it’s the young person who calls, or a parent, we’ll be able to talk through what services we can offer and the next steps. Our office number is 01260 290000, we’re open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 1pm on Fridays.

After referral you will be offered an Open Access session within 10 days of the initial call.
An Open Access session is a 30-minute meeting with one of our trained members of staff to discuss what services we offer and how we can best support you.”


Stroke/Brain Injury Group Is Meeting In Hankelow :

Our local Support Group meets at the White Lion on Wednesdays at 10:30 for coffee, company, biscuits and chat!
This venue is on the bus route from Nantwich and Whitchurch, and all are welcome to come and join us. The cost is £2, some stay for a drink and we have a luncheon every 3 months.
It’s nice to be with others who have experienced brain injuries from different causes as we understand the difficulties, challenges and talk.


“EOLP” is running a number of Community Suport Sessions For Carers Over the Coming Weeks :

Quarterly Sessions for Public Health_

Please see our Upcoming Health Events page for full details and links to Registering for each session.


Did You Know About The Free Parents and Children Weekly Activities at Nantwich Library?

Great for the kids…..and mums and dads too! Please be patient with this large pdf file loading on screen….or you can click here for the pdf reader view.

What's On At The Library 2022 (2)


Also at Nantwich Library, Come and Join a Laid back Knitting/Stitching/Crochet Group

Every other Wednesday, 10am at Nantwich Library, please bring your own materials :

Knit & Stitch 2022

The current Knit and Stitch is August 10th and fortnightly thereafter.

IN ADDITION, THERE IS A MONTHLY KNITTING GROUP at the Library known as the Nutties, run by Nikki. It meets on a Thursday at 11am and anyone can turn up and join in…..they make fantastic things for local charities. The upcoming dates are:
22nd September, 20th October and 24th November.


The 50+ Club meets every Wednesday in Nantwich Civic Hall

If you are looking for friendships, activities and maybe some away-day trips, please come along.

50+ Club poster


Every Thursday Now at Nantwich Leisure Centre, 13:30-14:15

Move It Or Lose It is a class which is suited for people with any low level mobility or pain management issues, it can be performed seated or standing.

Move it or lose it flyer


Broomhall and Sound Chapel, What’s On?

Broomhall and Sound Chapel whats on_


The Audlem Lass and Wheelyboat welcome you!! 🙂

Our shuttle Boat Service, the Audlem Lass, is operating NOW every weekend and bank holiday, taking you between Overwater Marina and Lock 15 (where you can get off and stroll into Audlem :))…..and vice versa.

Please join us socially for the short trip out for chat, company and fresh air, coffee and cakes from the marina cafe, more details here.
The Audlem Lass is also available for charter trips on Mondays-Fridays.


Also, THE OVERWATER WHEELYBOAT offers an enriching life experience for children and adults with disabilities or special needs. Please click here for details and booking options on our new dedicated website.

Nantwich Library Adult Groups Summer 2022

The following list was published in May. Please click through the 4-pages to see daily classes :

Adult Events



LGBTQ+ Book Club Poster


Nantwich Food Bank Latest Newsletter :

Please see the 3 pages of information below. (To view in larger format please open in the pdf window here).

Foodbank newsletter May 2022




Newly released Cheshire East Care Services Directory 2022/23

A comprehensive guide to staying independent, improving your wellbeing and choosing your care.

Click here for the virtual page-turner e-book version.

Or please click here for the full size pdf view.


Coinciding with dementia awareness week the brand new Audlem Thursday Club run by ADCA launched on May 19th.

The weekly 3-hour session includes a light lunch and plenty of cuppas! The cost of the group is £3 and their Thursday team of volunteers would love to see you.

Thursday Club Poster 2

On the Chatty Bench in Nantwich, Tuesday 17th May, with Nichola Fogarty, left (Dementia Support Worker with Age UK Cheshire) and Lynn Lurcock, right (the Thursday Club).

For further details of all the ongoing support in Nantwich and Rural Care Community please visit the Dementia page in our Directory here.


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

To view the 2-page leaflet below in a larger format please open in the pdf window here.

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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 who requires 24-hour supervision.


Our Nantwich Community Garden is on schedule to welcome social prescriptions this summer :

What amazing progress, we have stuff growing!!

Please follow our progress on our new Facebook page 🙂

This project has taken a lot of planning over several years but we are very excited to announce that the endless paperwork, groundwork and build is almost done!! The shed 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.



There are lots of amazing things happening in Nantwich and Rural year-round to help with loneliness, which was the theme of this year’s #MHAW22.

Please see our dedicated Loneliness and Social Isolation page in our Local Directory.


Cheshire East Carers Hub has released its Spring and Summer 2022 Bulletin :

This is a comprehensive 21-page round-up of carer news and local sources of support available. Please click through the pages :

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(If you would like the links in the above newsletter to be active and to view in a larger format then please open in this separate pdf window.)

There is an invitation for 16-25s to find out more about the local Prince’s Trust and their Personal Development Programme

This is in conjunction with Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and is open to residents in our Care Community to apply for the September course….please see the leaflet below :

PTT brochure Poster A4


The Contact Hub, from the Children and Young people’s Services has launched on April 4th. It is available to parents, carers, young people and families in our Care Community

The Contact Hub is the first point of contact for both service users and health professionals and offers telephone advice, peer and service support, referral management and more.

The specialist team will be on hand Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 4.30pm. Accessing the Contact Hub is easy by telephone on 0300 123 4058 or by email: wchc.cehub@nhs.net

For full information details of who we are and what we do please visit our website here.


Would you like to sing in the local NHS choir that meets in Shavington?

The NHS Nightingales Health and Wellbeing Choir is looking for new members!

Nightingales choir – Shavington


This Reconnect Service Is Available To Our Residents

It’s a broad range of support services :


For background information and referral details please see here.


Nantwich Leisure Centre has many Health and Wellbeing classes running :

Re-opened by Dame Sarah Storey on Saturday 12th February, the Centre has many Exercise and Rehabilitation Programmes to choose from, for example their award-winning ESCAPE PAIN PROGRAMME for knee, hip and back pain…….please click through this 2-page leaflet for all the knee and hip pain details :

ESCAPE-Pain A5 Knee and Hip (1)

For a full list of their specialist and general health classes, and how to access them, please visit our Everybody Health and Leisure category.


If you are worrying about money there is support available

Please follow these steps in this 2-page leaflet to find out where to get help :

Worrying About Money Cheshire East Leaflet

You may want to see this leaflet in larger format by clicking here to open in a separate view.

The moneyhelper.org.uk website also gives free and impartial help with money and pensions, backed by HM Government, (formerly Money Advice Service, The Pension Advisory Service and Pension Wise).


It’s good to walk….

….and we have an expanding number of supervised walks in our Care Community.

With each one we become aware of it will be added to our Walking Groups category 🙂


In Wrenbury and Sound, would you like to try out Tai Chi for Better Health?

For all the details you need of the Thursday evening class in Sound, plus the other classes available, please click here for our Better Health page.

Are You Looking to volunteer locally in the great outdoors, meet people and have fun?

For those residents living in the south of our Care Community please see the details below of an opportunity on Fridays at Fordhall Organic Farm near Market Drayton :

Ford Hall Farm Market Drayton – Volunteers Wanted

Please call 01630 638696 or email mike.grabarz@fordhallfarm.com to book a place in advance.
A youth volunteering programme is also available.


In Nantwich, every Sunday evening, there is somewhere you can meet up with others over a coffee and share your love of music and poetry together

community stage


Every Sunday 2:30-4:30, Tea At The Tower in Acton is a great way to make new friends :

Please come and join us any week to say hello…

Here are some event at St Mary’s dates for your diary.


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

Wingate Centre – Dance drama and movement Oct2021

OUR CAFE IS OPEN MONDAY-THURSDAY!! For more details of activities at the Wingate Centre please click here.

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

….On 7th May 2022 there were 294 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.


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.

Happiness Hub Feedback


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.


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.


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

Please click on our Facebook Page for our latest news.


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

Package for Sandy A4


Nantwich and Rural GP Practices are fully open for routine appointments.

Please see all that our 6 local pharmacies can offer by clicking here.

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