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Organisation Name Description
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 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 application 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 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.

Warrington St Barnabas C of E Primary School

Our mission is to provide a whole and inclusive curriculum within which Christian values are fully integrated.

This will include:

A promotion of the Christian values of tolerance and respect for others
The development of each child to their full potential so that they are articulate, numerate and interested in the world around them
Preparation to face the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that will face them in the future
Development of self confidence and self esteem
A welcoming environment
The Governors, staff, parents, pupils and the local community (including St. Barnabas Church) will work together to achieve our mission.

Warrington Sunday Football League

Welcome to the Warrington Sunday Football League formed in 1965. We currently have 50 teams playing in 4 divisions. The league is run by a committee consisting of: John Parker (Chairman and League Secretary) and Ken Fleming (League Treasurer).

Warrington Tea Dance

Tea Dance every Monday afternoon at the Pyramid Warrington.

1.00pm to 2.00pm Taught session
2.00pm to 4.00pm Tea dance

For more information please contact Pam Rowlands, or visit the group.

Warrington Visually Impaired People (VIP)

Provide support for all visually impaired people in Warrington their families and carers through home visits and at the centre, listening services, help and equipment. We also provide day centre facilities such as lunch clubs, socials, games, bingo, and raffles.
Members unable to travel can ask for one of the society's visitors to call. There is a small resource display at the centre. The society works closely with social services and also liaises with the Warrington talking newspaper for the blind. Specialised holidays are arranged. The society can give advice on the talking book service, help with enquiries, installation or repairs.

Warrington Voluntary Action

Warrington Voluntary Action supports the development of a vibrant, thriving and sustainable third sector to meet the diverse and changing needs of local communities. To do this we: • Provide information, guidance and resources enabling local voluntary, community and faith organisations to deliver effective quality services. • Promote, support and develop volunteering for individuals and local communities to make a positive difference. • Develop and champion excellence in volunteer management • Initiate and nurture the development of new groups, schemes, enterprises or activities to meet identified needs. • Support local networks and forums to facilitate and encourage effective partnerships and strengthen cross sector working. • Enable effective representation and involvement on key strategic partnership bodies to ensure third sector organisations have a strong voice.

Warrington Women's Aid Ltd

Warrington Women's Aid (WWA) Refuge is a charitable organisation that provides a vital service to women and their children who experience physical, sexual, financial, social isolation and emotional abuse in the home, harassment, stalking and honour based violence is also domestic abuse.

Warrington Your Way

Warrington Your Way is a mental health service which works alongside individuals as they overcome obstacles and move forward with their life. We help people build resources that help them stay well, their way. User leadership and meaningful personalisation are key elements of the service and we offer one-to-one support to help individuals achieve their recovery goals. Warrington Your Way also offers peer support and peer support training, tailored volunteering opportunities and a flexible programme of groups and activities.

Warrington Youth Club

At Warrington Youth Club our ethos is 'Inspiring Young People to Achieve'. We provide a wide range of quality projects which aim to engage and inspire all young people, regardless of their abilities, background or circumstances. We believe that with the correct support, every young person can build the skills and confidence to meet their potential, and live full and happy lives. Established in 1930, our charity has a rich history of supporting young people and families from across the borough of Warrington. Starting as an afterschool club, the charity has grown to become the largest voluntary youth provision in Warrington, and has over 4,000 members between the ages of 7 and 19, and up to 25 for those with a disability.

We currently run 2 Junior and 2 Senior Youth Club evenings per week, our youth gym is open 6 days per week. Holiday Club runs during school half terms. Numerous personal development programmes run throughout the year including Mentoring, Employability, Enterprise and Volunteer Development, Young Men’s Health Group, Girls Group, National Citizen Service and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Warrington Youth Club Limited

Warrington Youth Club's ethos is 'Inspiring Young People to Achieve'.
Established in 1952, we provide a wide range of high quality projects offering personal and social development to young people from across Warrington, empowering young people to make positive changes for themselves and their community. Our projects are for young people aged 7 to 19, and up to 25 if you have a disability, and include Open Access Youth Clubs, Holiday Club, Youth Gym, Mentoring Employability and Enterprise, Personal Development Programmes, National Citizen Service and The Duke of Edinburgh's Award. In 2017, the charity received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Warrington Youth Orchestra

We are a charitable organisation offering young people in Warrington and the surrounding area the chance to make music in a symphony orchestra.

Term-time rehearsals on Saturday mornings at Bridgewater High School.

Warrington Youth Rowing Club

Rowing is a sport which brings out the best in people.
Warrington Youth Rowing is a new initiative designed to introduce the young people of Warrington to the sport of rowing and to enhance the lives of those who take part.
Our vision is to help to bring out the best in the young people on our programme, helping them develop a whole range of skills which will serve them in their future, as well as improving self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills.

Wednesday Club

We meet on alternate Wednesday afternoons from 2 -3,30 to help older people meet together,. We can arrange lifts if required.

WeeeCHARITY

WEEECharity accepts donations of waste electricals from local private, public and third sector organisations, this waste is then either stripped and recycled or refurbished and sold on.

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