Warrington Voluntary Action. Engaging People. Empowering Communities.

Community Directory

Organisation Name Description
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.

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.

PCC (Parochial Church Council) of Birchwood and Woolston

The PCC (Parochial Church Council) of Birchwood and Woolston includes the Church of England churches of The Transfiguration in Birchwood and The Ascension in Woolston. As well as regular worship we seek to make a difference in our local communities through projects that meet the needs of local people. This includes a weekly Community Cafe and activities for families.

Peel Hall Conservation Group

The aims of the Group are to work with the local community and partner agencies to conserve, enhance and record the wildlife value of the area.

Peer Talk Warrington

Peer Talk offer peer support groups for people living with depression all over the UK. The Warrington group meets every Monday from 19:00 to 20:30 at the Gateway building in the centre of Warrington (starting October 16 2017)

Penketh Methodist Church

Penketh Methodist Church worships within The Olive Tree Community Centre continuing the tradition of Methodism in Penketh which began in the early 19th century. Penketh Methodist Church is a member of the Sankey Valley Methodist Circuit. At the last count in 2007 the British Methodist Church had 267,257 members. There are over 800,000 people in Britain who have an active connection with the Methodist Church. There are over 80 million such people across the world.

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.

Phoenix Futures

At the Phoenix Futures, we know how tough it is, which is why we are here to help anyone affected by drug and alcohol problems, every step of the way.

For more than 45 years we’ve worked with individuals, families, and communities to show that recovery from substance misuse is possible. Whether you are struggling with your own drug and alcohol problems, looking to support a loved one, or want to build better support relationships within the community, our dedicated and experienced teams will work with you to ensure you receive the support you need.


Providing play and social opportunities for children and young people with learning difficulties and complex needs and support to their families and carers.
Our Children and Young People are given opportunities which allow them to work with other young people with disabilities, adults in their care and the general public, within outings and events. This diverse range of experiences builds confidence, communication skills and allows the young people the freedom to experiment and take risks, whilst being supported by the staff and our volunteers

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.
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.

Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre (Cheshire & Merseyside)

RASASC (Cheshire & Merseyside) is a registered charity committed to supporting people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse.

It does not matter how long ago it occurred or what happened – we are here to help. We have been providing support to people affected by sexual violence since 1995. We work in partnership with local authorities and NHS England to ensure we provide services to people affected by rape and/or sexual assault.

It may be you that have experienced the abuse or you could be a friend or relative of someone you know who has gone through it – either way we are here to help you

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

In January 2013 the Parish Plan was launched. The 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, 7 Action Groups and an Action Group Lead Coordinator, who organises and plans 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 this website.

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.

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

RAFA, the Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF Family. Receiving no government contributions, our work is completely funded by the generosity of our members and through vital donations from our supporters in the general public and from businesses.

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

We are a local branch of the RSPCA and provide boarding for case animals that have been removed from situations of cruelty, abuse and neglect by RSPCA Inspectors.
Our staff and volunteers care for these animals whilst cases are going through court, providing care and rehabilitation to give them the best chance of being suitable for rehoming once the court proceedings have come to a conclusion.


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