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Renew 169 Wellbeing Café, Towcester

Renew 169 Wellbeing Café offers a quiet space where it is okay not to be okay.  It is a safe space where people with emotional and mental health difficulties are welcomed, with an aim to reduce loneliness and isolation.  Visitors can be assured of a warm welcome and someone to listen.  Attendees have the opportunity to take part in activities, based on the `5 Ways to Wellbeing’.

Open Monday to Wednesday 10am – 3pm, no appointment required.  169 Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6BX

Tuesday 12pm – 1pm Carers Supporting Carers

renew169 Wellbeing Café | Towcester, England


Ability Northants

Ability Community Transport was set up as a not-for-profit community interest company, with the primary goal of reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Their fleet of modern, luxury minibuses offer a bus service that is completely FREE to holders of a concessionary bus pass and connects people with the places that they need the most. You may live in a remote rural area that has lost a valuable regular bus service, where you live may not be quite near enough to the bus stop, or the buses don’t go to the shops that you need.

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Tel: 01327 604123 (Monday – Friday 9am – 2pm)


Space have partnered with Delapre Abbey to host wellbeing and wellness activities and groups at the Abbey.

Groups, activities and events meet at The Coach House Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:30 – 13:30

Walk and Talk Sessions – gentle walks around Daventry Country Park and Delapre Abbey – see website for dates and to book

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Telephone 01327 437020, Email

South Northants Volunteer Bureau (snvb)

snvb supports local people to provide services and help to residents so that they can lead healthy and enjoyable lives and to strengthen the voluntary and community sector so that it can thrive and make a difference to those who live and work in South Northamptonshire.

Garden Buddies is a community gardening service in which volunteers provide practical help to elderly and disabled people, who have no other means of support, enabling them to maintain and enjoy their gardens. Eligibility criteria applies.

Men into Extra Time is a new project run by snvb in conjunction with Brackley Town Football Club to develop ways of reducing social isolation and loneliness in older men.  Both these are major contributory factors to poor physical and mental health.

Volunteer Centre, Whittons Lane, Towcester NN12 6YZ. Open Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm. Drop in for a chat, no appointment needed. If you are unable to visit the centre then please call 01327 358264 or email and they will arrange for a friendly advisor to meet you.

Home - SNVB


Life at No. 27

Life at No.27 is a leading horticultural therapy and mental health counselling provider, built with passion at its core and designed to improve lives.

The Towcester allotment therapy site is based in the heart of the town.

All our programmes are designed upon using conversation, creativity in gardening, confidence boosting exercises, mindfulness and goal setting to help you express yourself and explore any challenges.

Cost: £0 with GP, social worker or psychiatrist referral. We do accept self-referrals as the first contact, but will require a professional referral following your first visit.

Eligibility criteria applies – visit website or email

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Gardening for Wellbeing – Grand Union Housing Group

Aimed at people who want to improve their mental health, sessions provide a stress-free opportunity to learn new things, share ideas and create a beautiful space for people and wildlife.

Sessions take place in Milton Malsor on Wednesday afternoons.

To find out more email


Northamptonshire and Brackley MIND

Mind offer mental health services including crisis support, counselling, one to one support, group and peer support and wellbeing courses.  More information can be found on the website. 

Home | NorthamptonshireMind

Tel: 01604 634310, Email:


Age UK

Age UK Northamptonshire is an independent charity providing support and services to older people in Northamptonshire. 

Age UK offer a wide range of help including day care at home, money management, information and advice on benefits such as attendance allowance claims, advocacy, home help, foot care, handypersons services, exercise classes, transportation and much more. 

Speak to an Advisor 9am to 12pm Wednesday and Thursday on 01604 611207

Age UK Northamptonshire | A local charity helping older people in Northamptonshire

National Helpline 0800 678 1602


Northampton Linking Lives

Northampton Linking Lives is a befriending service aimed at adults who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.

Service available to adults living in Northampton.

Tel: 07405 318627 for further info.

Northampton Linking Lives - Linking Lives UK


The Silver Line

The Silver Line offer friendship, conversation, and support for people aged 55 and over, especially those experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation.

The Silver Line is a free, 24 hour telephone service.

Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90

The Silver Line Helpline


British Red Cross

Free confidential support line for advice on loneliness 0808 196 3651

Get help with loneliness | British Red Cross


Sense – Virtual Buddying Befriending Service

Free Virtual Buddying Service for disabled people who are experiencing loneliness

Chat online or on the phone once a week with your buddy from the comfort of home.

Virtual Buddying befriending service - Sense


Sunshine Charity

Loneliness and wellbeing charity aiming to fight the battle against loneliness and social isolation.

Online support groups for anyone feeling lonely

Sunshine Charity

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