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Warrington Borough Council
Warrington Cats Protection

From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches and 32 adoption centres.

Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group

Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group is responsible for NHS services used by Warrington residents.

We are made up of 26 Warrington GP practices and the GPs are now in charge of NHS decision making.

Warrington CCG run a number of Patient Participation Groups (PPGs).
PPGs are your voice in your GP surgery. PPGs are made up of volunteers and staff from the surgery, usually the practice manager and one or more GPs. They meet to discuss how the practice is working; what is going well, and what could be improved.

To find out more about your GP Practice's PPG or to get involved contact you practice or email or call using the information above.

Warrington Community Living

Warrington Community Living (WCL) is a 23 year old local charity that seeks to support people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, older people, people with dementia and people experiencing mental health issues to lead their lives in a purposeful, healthy and enjoyable way as full and equal members of their local community. We do this through the provision of residential homes and supported living schemes, provision of short breaks for children and young people as well as other forms of support for individuals in the the community.

Warrington Digital Skills

Warrington Digital Skills group runs a weekly digital drop in from the IT suite in Whitecross Community Centre. We provide lessons and support for anyone who wishes to learn, improve their skills or just access the internet. Learners can use the centre laptops or bring their own devices - from laptops to tablets to smartphones, we have volunteers to support everyone safely at their own pace.

Warrington Disability Partnership

Warrington Disability Partnership is a voluntary organisation run predominantly by disabled people with the aim of improving the quality of life for disabled people and their families through a range of direct and indirect services.

Warrington East District Scout Council

Supporting scouting activities in Warrington east scout district. The District Executive Committee usually meet on the second Thursday of alternate months at various venues across the District. If you have any issues you want to have raised please contact the District Secretary.

Warrington Ethnic Communities Association

An Umbrella Body for culturally diverse communities of Warrington, WECA is a registered charity, government & local council approved organisation operating in Warrington. It was formed in January 2004 to act as an umbrella body for ‘grassroots’, community and voluntary ‘minority’ groups in Warrington.
WECA represents culturally diverse groups at a strategic and community level. It works with both statutory and non-statutory services to identify needs, advocates wishes and changes of Warrington’s ethnic communities.
WECA is widely known across Warrington and the North West for organising the yearly cultural festival known as the ‘Mela’. This major event brings together different communities to celebrate music, dance, entertainment and food of different cultures. It’s the most happening, inspiring and popular event for the whole community!

Warrington Festival

Whether you’re a sporting hero ready to take on your next physical challenge, a music enthusiast looking to dance the night away, a history buff wanting to learn more about your roots or a family looking to have fun together in your town – the Warrington Festival has something to tickle your fancy.
The Warrington Festival is a unique chance for you and your family and friends to discover new interests, to learn more about the activities you love, to develop skills, make new friends and most importantly have fun. What’s more, lots of the events are free for you to attend and take part.

Warrington Foodbank

Warrington foodbank is a way of supporting individuals and families who meet a crisis situation and cannot afford food for a time. It works in the following way:

Non-perishable food is donated by the public, through churches, businesses and schools
Volunteers sort the food in the foodbank warehouse
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau, Children's Centres and police identify people in crisis and issue each person with a foodbank voucher.
When you are given a foodbank voucher, you take it to one of the foodbank centres at the opening times shown.
In exchange for a voucher, you are given a food supply which will provide three balanced meals a day for three days. The amount you receive depends on whether you are an individual living alone or whether you are applying on behalf of a family.

Warrington Foodbank

Warrington foodbank is a way of supporting individuals and families who meet a crisis situation and cannot afford food for a time. It works in the following way:

Non-perishable food is donated by the public, through churches, businesses and schools
Volunteers sort the food in the foodbank warehouse
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, Citizens Advice Bureau, Children's Centres and police identify people in crisis and issue each person with a foodbank voucher.
When you are given a foodbank voucher, you take it to one of the foodbank centres at the opening times shown.
In exchange for a voucher, you are given a food supply which will provide three balanced meals a day for three days. The amount you receive depends on whether you are an individual living alone or whether you are applying on behalf of a family.

Warrington Friendship Group

A Friendly community lead Friendship group that operates out of Asda Cafe based in the Cockhedge Centre. Members come along to chat and have a brew, as well as playing games and reading books.
The group is being set up to tackle social isolation and is for young and old to attend.

Warrington History Society

Established in 1964, our aims to encourage an interest in all aspects of local history with particular reference to Warrington and its surrounding areas. We hold regular lectures on Warrington's history and organise occasional visits to places of interest.

Warrington Lions Club

Warrington Lions Club was formed in 1968 and has served its community with great distinction since that time. The club have 24 members and have service projects throughout the year. Christmas is especially busy when they bring out a spectacular Santa Sleigh onto the streets of Warrington. Many thousands of pounds are raised all of which goes to needy causes.
There are over 1.35 million Lions members in 207 countries which makes us the largest service organisation in the world. Our motto is 'We Serve' and we offer our time and skills to our community and also meet some of the needs of the wider world community.

Most of all we have great fun and gain much satisfaction from our membership of the 'Lions family.'

The club is always on the look out for new members, both men and women. So if you have a few hours to spare and would like to offer your time and skills to those less fortunate than yourself then the Lions Club is for you. Please ring Ken on 01925 816165 or Harry on 01925 416981 and arrangements can be made for you to meet the Lions.

Visit the website for more info: http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/warrington/

Warrington Literary and Philosophical Society

Six times every year we hold stimulating lectures followed by a lively question and answer session on a variety of topics including science, art, history, politics, music and literature.
You are welcome to join us either as a member for the year or as a guest for an individual talk.
Our meetings start at 7.30 p.m. on the first Mondays in October, November, December, February, March and April at Friars Green Independent Methodist Church Hall.

Warrington Mencap

At Warrington MENCAP we work with and support adults and young people with learning disabilities and their families. We provide 3 social clubs and have several houses in a supported living scheme. Within our social clubs we provide holidays and days out, we also have a walking group and fishing club. Activities also include snooker, discos, access to a gym and badminton and various other games.

Warrington Money Box

A partnership for organisations that promote and support the development and delivery of ethical and affordable financial services through Credit Unions in Warrington. Particularly for those people who cannot access savings, loans and other financial services through the high street and are using and/or targeted by High Cost Lenders such as Loan Sharks and Pay Day Loan companies

Warrington MS Society

The aim of our Branch is to provide advice and support to everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and to secure the care they need until we ultimately find a cure. We do this by providing physiotherapy, access to the MS nurse, regular visits by our welfare team, mobility aids, respite care breaks and social activities. We keep in touch through our bi-monthly newsletter and monthly socials to ensure everyone is kept up-to-date with the activities that are on offer throughout the year.

Warrington Museum of Freemasonry

The Warrington Museum of Freemasonry was started by Vic Charlesworth in 2010 as a small cupboard, following a suggestion by Ken Garner, both Warrington Masons. It then started to grow rapidly from donations from both Lodges and individuals and moved from the cupboard into a committee room, eventually taking over the committee room entirely in 2015 when it was formally opened by the Grand Master for the Province of West Lancashire, Tony Harrison.

It is now a registered charity and is seeking to become an accredited museum. It has now started to outgrow the meeting room by mounting some exhibits in a small Lodge Room and even on the staircase leading to the small Lodge Room.

Museum opening times are Wednesday 9.30 am – 12.00 noon, other times by appointment, which can be made using the contact us page. Admission is free of charge. Average visit time is 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Warrington Nature conservation Forum (WNCF)

Warrington Nature Conservation Forum (WNCF) are a group of people who care about wildlife in Warrington. Our interest include taking part in wildlife surveys, monitoring and recording wildlife to further the conservation of our native species. We also sift through planning applications to insure wildlife conservation is put as an important priority in any planning application. Our committee meets four times throughout the year with the AGM in december (Events) and we have site visits during the summer.

Warrington Older People's Forum

We aim to break down isolation amongst older people through activities; days out and holidays.
We hold meetings every first Monday in the month. We have speakers, provide information and much more.

Warrington Parents and Carers

Warrington Parents & Carers Forum is a voluntary group of enthusiastic, dedicated and experienced parents, carers, grandparents and family members of children and young people aged of 0-25 years with disabilities and additional needs.

Our main objective is to listen to families and young people in Warrington to find out what is really important to them. By finding out what is really important to families and the support they need, we can see what is working well and what needs improving and we can then work with the organisations that plan and provide services in Warrington to make the best use of the resources available to improve your lives.

Our forum meets regularly with daytime and evening meetings. ALL parents and carers are welcome to these meetings, where we hope to circulate information about what's going on for our children and receive feedback on how services could be improved.

Warrington Primary Care Psychological Services

Warrington Primary Care Psychological Service is commissioned by Warrington Clinical Commissioning group and has been in operation since 1st April 2011. It is a free service to help anyone who is aged 16 years and over and is registered with a GP surgery in Warrington.
he service offers a range of interventions to people who are 16 years and above, and who are experiencing difficulties such as:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Stress
• Panic
• Postnatal depression
• Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Warrington Recovery Cafe

To create a drug and alcohol free space and to promote peoples well being and connect them to the community as a whole.

Warrington Speak Up

Warrington Speak Up is an independent advocacy organisation actively promoting social inclusion, equality and social justice. Through the delivery of quality advocacy services we aim to strengthen the voice of Warrington residents who face discrimination, disadvantage and social isolation.

Our team of paid staff, trustees, volunteers and self advocates work together to enable all people to have their voice heard, views and aspirations actively considered, rights respected and understood, contributions to society valued and to enjoy the freedom to live life to the full.

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