Community Directory

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
Making Music

Making Music is the UK’s number one organisation for amateur music, with a membership of over 3,000 groups representing around 170,000 music makers across the UK.

Making Space

Making Space is a national charity and leading provider of adult health and social care services.
We have been helping adults with care and support needs, and their carers, to lead independent and fulfilling lives for more than 30 years.
Our high quality, person-centred services and accommodation support adults of all ages, with a diverse range of needs.
We provide services in the heart of local communities, in the comfort of people’s own homes, and specialist care and support services.

Maritime Volunteer Service

We aim to change lives by training and providing community support through activities such as water safety training for young people, water marshalling and event support and Operation Victor days for those who may need that bit of extra help.

The Maritime Volunteer Service is a recognised national maritime training organisation and a UK registered charity with more than 25 units around the country providing training to nationally and internationally recognised standards, serving local communities especially in times of need or emergency and taking part in resilience exercises ashore and afloat.

Marriage Care Warrington

We offer marriage preparation, relationship counselling and more.

We specialise in helping couples build and sustain strong, fulfilling, healthy relationships, and in providing support in times of relationship difficulty.

Why? Because better relationships make for better lives, more stable families and a stronger society.

We’re ready to help, whatever your circumstances. Visit the website for full details of the support we offer.

Mature Movers

Mature movers are a dance-based class for people aged 50+ and who want to stay fit and healthy for another half a century and is a great way to stay fit and healthy, meet new people and have fun!
The class is made up of low impact aerobic routines such as salsa and grapevine; there are no chair-based exercises.
The classes benefit participants physically, mentally and socially. No matter what range of movement participants have or their level of fitness, the class content is adapted to suit individual needs and provide enjoyment. Music and movement combinations stimulate the mind as well as the body being kept active throughout the session.
Classes take place at various venues across the town, including St Thomas', Stockton Heath and Hood Manor, Great Sankey. Contact the Wolves Foundation to find your nearest class.

Mersey Gateway Environmental Trust
Mind Charity Shop

Local Charity shop for the organisation Mind.
Opening times: Monday to Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm

Minerva Arts
Mission in the Economy

Mission in the Economy is concerned about quality of life in the workplace and for the unemployed. We believe in embracing Christian principles in business and that even in the hectic and stressful world of work it is important to make time for pause and thought.

We provide the organisation and support for Chaplains who are committed to ministry at the interface of faith and work. Our Chaplains work in the Retail, Commercial and Voluntary Sector across Merseyside. Their role is to listen, support, care and question. Chaplains are there for the individual and the organisation regardless of faith or belief. We currently have Chaplains at Local Solutions, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Clayton Square Shopping Centre, Church Street and St. John’s Market in Liverpool; Birchwood Business Park, Golden Square and the Market in Warrington and St Helen’s Town Centre.

New Directions, Warrington

New Directions is a service that works with adults who have come to the attention of the police and appear to be vulnerable and in need of support.

We help adults who have mental health difficulties and other unmet needs such as social isolation, housing problems, financial difficulties or substance misuse issues.

The people we support may be victims of crime, people who have committed an offence or perceived to be at risk of offending.

Working closely with partners, such as the police and local housing authorities, New Directions aims to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals who have very real needs, but who have slipped through the net of services.

New Leaf Women's Turnaround Project

New Leaf Women's Turnaround is a PSS service that has been developed with Cheshire's 'New Leaf Partnership' to support women across Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Warrington who have come into contact with the Police through low level offences.

Working alongside Cheshire Police and a whole host of other local partners we will engage with women delivering targeted and structured support that helps to prevent further involvement with the criminal justice system and ultimately moves them women along the path to employment. This service is all about giving women another chance, helping them build their confidence and showing them they really can make something of themselves.

New Leaf is a Building Better Opportunities project funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

Newchurch Parish Hall

Newchurch Parish Hall is owned by an educational charity, set up in 1935. The Charity is responsible for maintaining the Hall, but it has no endowments, so it is dependent on the income from lettings to keep the doors open.
The building consists of two halls,plus a kitchen, toilets and an office. It is used by a wide variety of local organisations, including a Pre-School, mother and toddler groups, the Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, dancing classes for both adults and children, a Craft Group, Karate classes, the local Women's Institutes and the local Parish Church. It is a popular venue for children's parties and Dog Shows.

Newton Family And Community Association

Newton-le-Willows Family and Community Association (registered charity 1053999) have successfully been running a busy Community Centre since 1987. With a small team of paid staff, the Centre has since its creation, been managed and staffed by local people, for local people. It is a Community Centre in the true sense of the word. People of all ages, abilities and from all walks of life play an active role within the Centre. The Volunteers involvement promotes personal development, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Sure, volunteering is great for your community and makes the world a better place; but could it actually make a positive impact on your life, too?

Whether you want to improve your CV with new skills, meet new people or just feel good about yourself, Newton Community Centre can give you a volunteering opportunity that could change your life for the better.

North and Mid Cheshire Ramblers

A coach leaves every other Sunday for some of the most attractive scenery in the North-West.....just £12 per journey.
Pick up points throughout Warrington, and everyone will be made welcome.
Four walks will be led by experienced leaders from the most demanding, to easier walks of about 6/8 miles in length.

Coach Pickup Points are Stockton Heath, Wilderspool, Kingsway, Woolston, Padgate and Culcheth. Non-members are welcome to come along and try it out!

North Cheshire Guild of Spinners Weavers and Dyers

We meet once a month at Croft Memorial Hall on the 4th Saturday of the month, from 10:00 to about 16:00 and through the variety of topics covered by our speakers we feel that members will have doors opened and horizons widened so that they may expend their expertise and enjoyment.

In addition, members have a lot to offer each other and are always prepared to help newcomers master new skills. Whether you are a newcomer to our crafts or an old hand who has moved areas or guilds or perhaps only now feel the need to become involved, you are equally valuable to our Guild.

As a beginner in these crafts we welcome you as a sign of growth of interest in textile arts. If you are already experienced we know that we will be able to glean something from you

North East Warrington Credit Union (NEWCU) Limited

NEWCU is a not-for-profit financial co-operative run by local volunteers. As a credit union, we are committed to providing equitable and fair savings and loans to all members of our local community whilst giving commercially competitive saving dividend returns and loan rates. Our Common Bond area covers the whole of Warrington. Active since 1992, we now have over 2000 members.

Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.

North West Air Ambulance

The North West Air Ambulance Charity takes advanced healthcare to scene; reaching, treating and transferring patients to definitive care as quickly as possible and working collaboratively with our partners to ensure they are
transferred to the best treatment centre thus improving chances of survival and reducing the risk of long term injury.

Just as many critically injured patients would not survive without the service, your North West Air Ambulance Charity would not be here without you.

The service is funded by the generosity of the public through donations, fundraising activity, lottery membership and through our network of retail outlets, who provide vital charitable funding to keep our service flying.

North West Disabled Golf Association
North West English Springer Spaniel Rescue Charity

NWESSR has been in existence for over 25 years. During this time, homes have been found for hundreds of Springer waifs and strays. The work of the charity is forever ongoing.

There are many reasons why a dog finds its way into the care of NWESSR:

Some are made homeless due to an owners death or illness.
There are always strays who do not have any form of identification; wherever possible we try to unite lost dogs with their families but sadly this cannot always be the case and they are found new homes.
Others are given up because of various domestic crises or they are not wanted any more, perhaps because of long term illness and expense – veterinary bills can be considerable.
Some will come from situations where the owner finds they cannot cope with what is a very energetic breed; Springers look cute, especially when they are puppies, but they can be hard work!
Most distressing are the cases of physical cruelty and neglect – traumatised dogs are homed with people who are very experienced with the breed. Have the time, the patience and the understanding, to undo the damage caused by ignorance and irresponsibility.
Whatever the reason NWESSR is here to help.

Considerable care is taken in placing dogs. Families with children under 6yrs will not be offered dogs at all. Families with young children, will not be offered dogs, whose temperament is unknown or questionable. Fortunately, many of our dogs are happy-go-lucky and good natured. Perhaps one of them is just the right companion for you.

NWESSR is recognised by the Kennel Club and is listed in the Kennel Club Rescue Directory.

NWESSR is a registered charity, and this assists in raising much needed funds to continue our work. The spiralling costs of kennelling , veterinary care and specialist training are an ever present concern to us.

Northern Starr Disco Dancing

Northern Starr has been established for over 20 years, teaching currently over 300 pupils across the Northwest.

We believe every child has the ability to realise their potential, by providing a fun and relaxed atmosphere in which children can grow in both confidence and ability.

Our freestyle dance classes include a variety of styles, primarily street and disco. Combining a mixture of modern dance and music, with old style musical theatre, our emphasis always remains on enjoyment and fun.


Oasis is an informal, relaxed gathering for all ages, consisting of songs, prayer and a short talk.

Open Tuesday mornings from 10am - noon in the church annexe for tea/coffee. Informal worship service 10:30 - 11;15.

Older People's Engagement Group (OPEG)

OPEG brings together older people from across the town to ensure that their voices are heard by those who make decisions affecting the lives of older people in Warrington, particularly in: Health & Social Care, Housing and Care Homes, Transport, Police and Culture & Leisure.
OPEG members engage with the statutory organisations at the Older Peoples Partnership Board meetings to ensure that local services address the real needs and wishes of older people in the town.

Orford Golden Girls
Padgate Youth and Community Centre

Padgate Youth and Community Centre offers a facility for user groups in the age ranges of 2yrs to 80+yrs through room hire to undertake own activities. We can also provide a facility for parties for children & adults to be held.

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

PAPYRUS exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.
We provide confidential support and advice to young people and anyone worried about a young person.
We run a national helpline, HOPELineUK, including text and email services, staffed by a team of mental health professionals who provide practical help and advice to vulnerable young people and to those concerned about any young person who may be at risk of suicide.


The Gateway, 89 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SR Tel: 01925 246880
Registered in England & Wales as a Registered Charity 1129343
and as Company Limited by Guarantee No:6805818

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