Connected Communities

Across Cheshire East we all have a responsibility to support each other for the good of our communities. We use an Asset Based approach to bring together and build upon our assets (organisations, places/buildings, knowledge and enthusiasm) in our communities. Cheshire East Council will support and engage with communities including the voluntary, community and faith sector and the many active volunteer based partnerships, for more details you can view The Council’s Connected Communities strategy (PDF, 488KB). We work collectively at a local level to make Cheshire East the best place it can be for its residents. We have listed some of the ways this is happening:

Connected Communities Centres

Connected Communities Centres host a range of activities and support services available on your doorstep.

Each centre delivers services tailored for their community, from coffee mornings, computer classes and line dancing, to learning a language, sharing a problem and support for stroke sufferers – there’s something for everyone.

Every centre has a computer tablet connected to our Live Well community information website so you can easily find information, advice, activities and services in your area.

Connected Community Centres offer space and support for local residents to turn their interests and passions into a group / activity that will benefit their wider community.

Neighbourhood Partnerships

We set up and facilitate Neighbourhood Partnerships, to bring together a range of partners including the Voluntary, Community and Faith (VCF) sector, Police, children’s centres, schools, Youth Services, Youth Offending Team, local elected members and businesses.

The purpose is to understand local priorities based on local intelligence. We work as a partnership to create local projects that impact on those local priorities. Agencies and local residents work collaboratively to create and tailor projects to suit that community.

We have 15 Neighbourhood Partnerships across Cheshire East. Each of them serve an area across the borough where we have identified a need to reduce health inequality.

Contact us to join an exiting Neighbourhood Partnership or to set one up in your Community.

Care Communities

Care Communities bring together Health and Social Care professionals to understand local priorities.  They provide a range of integrated Health and Social Care services within a community and in primary care settings to best suit local residents and impact on local priorities.

We have 8 Care Communities across Cheshire East, governed by local clinical leads.  Each of our Care Communities serves a population ranging between 30,000 and 50,000 people.

Community Development Officers

Our Community Development Officers are part of our Communities Team. They work alongside local residents and partner agencies to develop local activities that have a positive impact on the local community. Contact us to create a project your community needs.


Where you can find your Connected Communities Centre and Neighbourhood Partnership

The table shows each Care Community with the relevant Neighbourhood Partnership, Connected Communities Centre and Community Development Worker.
 Care CommunitiesNeighbourhood Partnerships Connected Communities Centres Community Development Officer 
Bollington, Disley and Poynton  (BDP)
  1. Poynton Area Community Partnership
  1. Bridgend Centre
  2. Poynton Civic Hall
Carol Hill
Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow
  1. Bollin Partnership (Wilmslow and Handforth)
  1. URC Wilmslow
  2. Wilmslow Library
  3. Open Arms Centre 
  4. Oakmere Housing
Val Burlison
Congleton and Holmes Chapel
  1. Congleton Connected Communities Partnership
  2. Holmes Chapel Connected Communities Partnership
  1. Ruby’s Fund
  2. Old Saw Mill
  3. Bromley Farm Wellbeing Hub
  4. Bromley Farm Trust
  5. Goostrey Village Hall
  6. Holmes Chapel ESAR Community Centre
  7. Holmes Chapel Library

Muka Khan 01270685808

  1. Longridge and Shaw Heath Neighbourhood Partnership
  1. The Welcome Café
  2. Knutsford Town Hall / Community Hospital (awaiting open day)

Lisa Alcock

  1. Upton Priory Neighbourhood Partnership
  2. Weston Neighbourhood Partnership
  3. Moss Rose Neighbourhood Partnership
  4. Hurdsfield Neighbourhood Partnership
  5. Macclesfield Town Centre Partnership
  1. Church of the Resurrection
  2. St Johns Church
  3. St Barnabas Church
  4. The Green in the Corner Café


Holly Jaskolka

Jonny Finchett 07917176168

Mark Gleave 07842919500


Sandbach, Middlewich, Alsager, Scholar Green & Haslington (SMASH)

  1. Sandbach Connected Communities Partnership
  2. Middlewich Partnership
  3. Alsager Partnership
  1. Wesley Centre 
  2. Dane Housing Union Street 
  3. Ettiley Heath Community Centre 
  4. Sandbach Library
  5. Alsager Library
  6. Middlewich Library
  7. Booth Lane Methodist Church
  8. Victoria Hall

Julie Walker
01625378194 (Sandbach, Middlewich, Scholar Green & Haslington)

Lisa Alcock 01270686764 (Alsager only)


  1. Crewe Partnership
  1. St Barnabas Church
  2. Jubilee House
  3. The Georges Community Centre
  4. St Andrews Parish Hall
  5. Belong
  6. Changing Lives Community Centre
  7. Sherbourne Bungalows

Jonny Finchett

Holly Jaskolka

Mark Gleave 07842919500


Nantwich & Rural

  1. Nantwich Partnership
  1. Audlem Public Hall
  2. Stapeley Village Hall
  3. Nantwich Library

Deb Lindop 01270685805

 More information

  • Connected Communities Newsletters informative electronic newsletters distributed throughout our network of partners
  • Live Well an online directory of over 3000 services and activities in your area
  • CVS an independent organisation supporting the development of the voluntary and community sector
  • Town and Community Partnerships  independent groups, which are established and led by the local community
  • Health and Wellbeing Board provides vision and a coordinated drive to address the health and wellbeing needs of the local population

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