Community Directory

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
Penketh Support Group Lockdown and Beyond

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have been helping local residents with shopping, prescriptions, newspapers, gardening, basic supply packs and just being a friendly face or voice over the phone. We plan to continue our community support for the elderly, disabled, vulnerable and families post lockdown. We want to encourage them to feel safe enough to leave their homes, as well as giving them the satisfaction of giving back to their community.

Penketh Youth & Community Association

Meetings third Monday of the month 7.30pm to 9.00pm at Meeting Lane Leisure Centre, Meeting Lane, Penketh, Warrington

Pewterspear Green Trust (PGT)

PGT Limited a company limited by guarantee, was established for the purpose of acquiring and then maintaining in perpetuity an area of open parkland and recreational ground in the parishes of Appleton and Stretton within the Pewterspear Green residential area of South Warrington.

Princes Trust with Cheshire Fire and Rescue

The Prince's Trust TEAM Programme is a FREE 12-week personal development course for 16 to 25 year olds. The course includes a team building residential week, participation in a community project and a 2-week work placement.
This is a FREE personal development course that helps young people develop and improve skills in key areas such as:
Working with Others
Setting and achieving goals
Job Search skills

Various qualifications can be gained from the course, including:
Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills
Emergency First Aid at work (HSE Approved)
Basic Food Hygiene (certified by CIEH)
British Safety Council Level 1 Award in Health & Safety at Work

RAF Burtonwood Association

The aim of the Burtonwood Association is to uphold the memory of the men,
women and activities that occurred at RAF Burtonwood, Warrington, England since 1939 to the present day
and to record all those achievements and preserve them for further generations.

RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre

Over 18,500 Americans were based at RAF Burtonwood during ww2 and over 70,000 service personnel served there during its 54 year history until closure in 1993.
The influence of the base on Warrington and the local community was very significant including 7500 marriages to GIs during its history.
RAF Burtonwood represents a special link between US troops and people of the UK, not all of whom were stationed soldiers but also including the many civilians whose lives were permanently changed by the base.
RAF Burtonwood exists to preserve the memory of the base and has been fortunate to acquire many artefacts including equipment actually used at the base and other relevant period items.

Refugee Women Connect


To seek asylum is an act of great courage and acute desperation. MRANG’s fundamental purpose is to provide a loving, family environment for women refugees, asylum seekers and their children where they can receive practical, holistic and effective support. This support will help to transform the lives of women who have undergone great suffering and unjust treatment, helping them to re-establish their dignity and self-esteem while recognising their uniqueness and diversity.

Remedi UK

Remedi are a charity who provides a restorative justice and mediation service across Cheshire.

Restorative Justice is all about helping people to communicate following a crime.
It provides victims with a chance to explain the impact of the offence and ask questions and it helps offenders to explain their actions and offer an apology. Involvement in Restorative Justice is voluntary and confidential.

Mediation helps those experiencing conflict to communicate and find a way forward to address the individual needs of all parties. Involvement is voluntary and confidential

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Carnival

In 2014 we held our first village carnival for over 30 years. It was a great success and we aim to stage more carnivals over the years to come.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Parish Plan

Launched in January 2013, the Parish Plan documents a profile of the Parish and sets out a vision for the future of Rixton-with-Glazebrook, bringing together the views, needs and opinions of the community.
The Parish Plan Implementation Group’s aim is to deliver the actions identified from the Parish Plan Survey. The Implementation Group is made up of a committee and Action Groups who organise and plan regular meetings to make sure the Plan is on track and projects are achievable. These dedicated group of committed volunteers act on behalf of the community and engage with volunteers at every opportunity.
Parish Plan Implementation meetings are open meetings and all are welcome to attend. Dates are advertised on our website and in the Parish community newsletter ‘In the Know’.
The Parish Plan Group also promotes community events that bring together residents and organisations in a social environment.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Pre-School

An Ofsted registered Pre-school offering Early Years education for 2 - 5yr olds. The 3hr morning sessions run from 9.05am - 12.05pm and full day care is from 9.05am - 3.05pm Monday to Friday during term time. The qualified and experienced staff team ensure children are safe, happy and stimulated with a choice of free play, continuous provision and adult led activities. Facilities include large, secure indoor and outdoor play and learning spaces. The range of quality toys, equipment and activities offer fun experiences and learning opportunities.

Rixton-with-Glazebrook Recreation Ground

Pleasure And Recreation Ground For Children


We're RNIB and we're here for everyone affected by sight loss. Whether you're losing your sight or you're blind or partially sighted, our practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.


Action on Hearing Loss is the new name for RNID. We’re working for a world where hearing loss doesn’t limit or label people, where tinnitus is silenced and where people value and look after their hearing.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

The foundation's vision is to defeat lung cancer to be achieved by four major areas
-funding a research programme
-prevention activity including stop smoking support, youth smoking prevention.
-support activity including practical and emotional support for people affected by lung cancer
-influencing and campaigning to ensure patients have equitable access to the best treatment and care.

Royal Air Forces Association

The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family.

The RAF Family includes all serving and ex-serving personnel and their dependants. To be eligible for welfare support, for both themselves and those who depend upon them, service personnel need to have served a minimum of one day in the RAF.

The Association exists in the recognition that RAF personnel and their immediate families dedicate their lives to their country, and to ensure that such a sacrifice does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.

Whether it’s an injured airman fighting to get back on his feet, a young child missing their parent away on overseas operations, or a World War II veteran needing a shoulder to lean on, we are here to help all generations of RAF Service personnel and their families.

Royal Mencap Society Retail Shop

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.

RSPCA Warrington, Halton and St Helens


Ryfields Veterans Society

We are a group of veterans who try to improve the lives of our members and the community as a whole.

Ryfields Village Residents and Community Craft Room Voluntary Group

A voluntary group that runs activities from the craft room at Ryfield Retirement Village.

Rylands Sharks ARLFC

Rylands Sharks Juniors are an amateur rugby league club based in Warrington. We have teams from Cubs upto Under 18s and play in the North West Counties RL

Sacred Heart RC Church

A Roman Catholic Church serving the spiritual and pastoral welfare of people and having relationship with other churches. Sacred Heart is a large parish with two churches, incorporating two primary schools and a high school, as well as a large hospital which serves the town and surrounding district.

It is an active parish with a long tradition.The churches and schools are close to the centre of a continually developing town and the parish is growing day by day as houses are being built and new families are welcomed to our community

Safety Central

Safety Central is Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service's (CFRS) interactive life-skills centre in Lymm. The centre educates communities across Cheshire and Warrington about staying safe, keeping healthy and being happy. Our volunteer Rangers guide groups of all ages around the centre, which has a series of immersive learning zones including a three-bedroom house and full-size street. They engage with visitors so that they think about how they can avoid harm and improve their wellbeing across a range of life-like situations. All Rangers receive initial training through a Ranger Academy before they shadow an experience volunteer until they feel confident to deliver activities independently. Ongoing development training is also provided. Our volunteers benefit from helping to make a real difference to the lives of others, learning new knowledge and skills, and meeting new people.

Sanctuary Housing

Our vision of keeping kindness at the heart of our care underpins the ethos of our entire organisation.
From our wonderful teams who care for our residents like they were members of their own families through to our senior management team – we are all here for the same reason.

We are committed to ensuring our residents, who choose Sanctuary Care to support them in their later years, are able to live happy and contented lives full of wonderful experiences and memories.

This is achieved through our dedication to recruiting the right staff who are supported to build rewarding careers with us, investing in our care homes and working together with our residents and those closest to them to deliver care and support in a way which shows true kindness at the heart of our care.

Sankey Manor Tenants

We organise social evenings, bingo sessions, film nights and themed parties
We have 53 residents living in the sheltered housing complex and integral bungalows facing who are inclusive of the service.
We are proactive individuals and our main aims is to make our tenants feel good, and live well and enjoy life


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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