The Exchange is an inspirational space that provides a home for a variety of community activities and services
The Exchange is a modern community hub providing a welcome space for a coffee, a chance to take part in an activity class or to volunteer to run our community library or not for profit café. The hub is a popular venue for old and young alike, with a footfall of over 180,000 a year there is always someone to talk to or something new to learn.
- A volunteer-led Community Library.
- Daily activities including Pilates, dance, and knitting, plus seasonal short courses on subjects such as creative writing and art
- A not for profit café with volunteering opportunities to help people return to work, or contribute to their community
- Spaces for hire
Every year our active volunteers provide over 10,000 hours of volunteering helping to create a warm and friendly space at the same time as learning new skills, developing a network of friends and providing a service to the community.
The Exchange is part of our commitment to counter loneliness and isolation. We know that loneliness has a significant and lasting effect on health and that over 1 million older people say they are always or often lonely.