The Exchange is an inspirational space that provides a home for a variety of community activities and services
Our community hub is closed due COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines
The safety of our supporters and volunteers are our priority and we look forward to welcoming you to our community hub when it is safe to do so.
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 open six days a week.
- 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.