Local groups & services


For up-to-date information about local groups & sports clubs (including a group directory), news & events information, and what’s going on in our local community, please visit www.minchlife.com

Longfield Community Hospice

Longfield Hospice in Minchinhampton provides free support and activities for patients living with a life-limited illness, their families and carers, and those who are bereaved.

Their services are suitable for residents of Gloucestershire over the age of 18 who live with a progressive life-limiting illness, including cancer, heart disease, advanced lung disease, and some neurological diseases (such as Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, and Dementia), theirs carers and the bereaved.

They provide a wide range of groups including:

  • Carer’s café
  • Creative writing
  • Bereavement friendship café
  • Relaxation programme
  • Move More classes
  • Nature-based crafting & activities
  • Men’s group
  • Counselling
  • Complementary therapies (including massage, aromatherapy, Reiki, reflexology)
  • Tai Chi Movements for Wellbeing
  • Mindsong Music Group
  • Your Life, Your Death (advance care planning)
  • Cooking for Inspiration
  • Fatigue & Breathlessness
  • Creative space

For more information or to book in:

Minchinhampton Warm Spaces

  • Participating “warm spaces” venues include the Community Hub, Cotswold Club, George Pearce House, Holy Trinity Church, Library, and Market House
  • Further details can be found at each venue

EngageD cafe

  • A free warm dementia-friendly safe place to spend time and have a chance to chat to others – with music and activities
  • Running on Wednesdays between 2-4pm @ Uplands Day Care
  • Call 01452 759388 or email engagednowinstroud@gmail.com


  • Monthly group for sharing and listening about supporting a loved one who is struggling with eating and body image
  • An opportunity for connection and a space to help break the silence that exists for those affected (parents/carers, family and friends)
  • Meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 18:00-19:00 in Dursley
  • Contact: linktr.ee/connectedstroud

Stroud District food bank

  • Provides food, toiletries and household supplies for anyone in crisis in the Stroud District and will look at ways to support and signpost patients
  • Visit their website for more information
  • If you would like a referral to the Stroud District food bank, please talk to one of our receptionists

NHS My Planned Care

  • Provides information for patients preparing for upcoming Hospital treatments, consultations, or surgery – including Hospital waiting times & local services available
  • Visit: www.myplannedcare.nhs.uk

NHS – Healthy Start

  • Provides support for patients who are more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4 to help buy healthy food and milk. You can check eligibility and apply online and be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in selected UK shops
  • Visit: www.healthystart.nhs.uk