Local Directory - Nantwich and Rural Care Community

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Free online carers’ wellbeing programme for Nantwich and Rural carers this January and February

There are 3 sessions confirmed :

Online Carers Wellbeing Programme

Please book your place by clicking here.


In addition, Cheshire East Carers Hub has released its January-March 2022 Bulletin, a comprehensive 8-page round-up of carer news and local sources of support available. Please click through the pages :

Cheshire East Carers Hub Bulletin January 2022

(If you would like the Zoom meeting links in the above bulletin to be active then please open in this new window.)

On page 4 of the Bulletin you will see that we have a new venue in Nantwich for COFFEE and CHAT, every 4th Wednesday of the month, 10:30 – 12:30 in the cafe at Mill House on Queens Drive, Nantwich, cw5 5BX……

……a face-to-face informal catch up with other carers and Cheshire East Carers Hub staff. This is open to all.
Please note: “If you would like to attend any of the coffee and chats please let us know in advance. We need to ensure we arrange enough places and that we are adhering to Covid-19 government guidelines (if applicable) and be able to get in touch with you if arrangements have to change.”

Please email enquiries@cheshireeastcarershub.co.uk or call the Hub’s Service Access team on 0300 303 0208 to secure your place.


Saturday 22nd January 9:00 – 11:30, a morning of events at St Mary’s Church, Acton

Meet new people…this is to coincide with Holly Holy Day 2022, even though there is no Battle of Nantwich this year “please come and enjoy any or all of our events. Our church is very well ventilated”…

….serving hot drinks and buttered toast to our very welcome visitors 9:00 – 11:30.

10:00 The Civil War explained.

11:00 A guided walk to view the battlefields.

Contact Stephan Davies on 01270 624135.

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

Also, the monthly Acton Walk continues this year too….next up on the 6th of February, then March 6th, April 3rd and May 8th. Please meet at the Church at 12:45.
For further details please contact Nick Harley on 01270 620612 or 07710 983125.

There are many Health and Wellbeing classes run out of the fully reopened Nantwich Leisure Centre :

For example, are you living with low back pain? Please see the 2-page leaflet below for details of the award-winning ESCAPE PAIN PROGRAMME, which re-starts in February 2022:

ESCAPE-Pain Lower Back

There is also an ESCAPE KNEE AND HIP pain, and their Exercise Referral Programme.


The Wingate Centre in Wrenbury is running many Covid-secure activities every week at the start of this year, 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 Nantwich Community Garden is on schedule to receive social prescriptions in 2022 :

The grid work and gravel base is in and the polytunnel is up!!

This project has taken a lot of planning over many, many months but we are very excited to announce that the endless paperwork and groundwork is progressing well!! The raised beds, 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.



Singing for the brain was planning to return to Nantwich this January as below.

This has had to be postponed for the moment but, all being well, our local group will be meeting soon in its new venue at Elim Church cafe on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month.

nantwich-sftb—A5 dates 2022


New Year, Better Health…..for example seeking support to quit smoking? Please watch this short video :

Here is the link to NHS Better Health Quit Smoking mentioned at the end of the video.

Sign Up For Daily Email Quit Smoking Support Here.

Feel inspired about better health generally by visiting our Better Health page here.


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

….On Christmas Day there were 244 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.


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.


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.


Mentell is an immediate-acccess talking group specifically for men that meets every Monday evening virtually.

Here is Mentell’s 2021 year in numbers:

1492 new Circle members (men 18 and over)

103 direct referrals taken (social prescribing, GP, etc)

1038 new mentell refrral channels opened (NHS and trusted care partners)

Online Circle Experience Survey – 93% of all members are very happy with the online Circle experience, 7% satisfied.


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


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 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.


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

Package for Sandy A4


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