About Us

John Storer Charnwood is a charitable organisation, working to promote and achieve community activity and well-being.

About us

John Storer Charnwood is an independent charity serving the communities of Charnwood with activities running throughout the day and evening and at weekends too.


We provide volunteering opportunities throughout John Storer House. Whether it be in the kitchen, driving people to their hospital appointments, helping with activities or greeting people at reception, you can make a difference by volunteering here.


John Storer Charnwood provides leisure and social activities both on and off-site for adults with learning disabilities and for older people.  We are committed to promoting community activity and well-being in Charnwood.  Our sessions include craft, cooking, choir, drama and lunch clubs.  We also have an award-winning allotment on the Mountfields site.  We provide safe, confidential spaces for people to access support services.


John Storer Charnwood has a role within the wider Voluntary and Community Sector in Charnwood.  We disseminate information and advice through our VCS Forum and through regular networking.  We also promote volunteering for organisations throughout Charnwood and source and host training for VCS groups.


We provide fresh, high quality home-cooked food at a reasonable price in our popular café.  Choose from our range of hot meals or sandwiches along with a wide selection of cakes and drinks.  The café is also a valuable social space where people come to meet and chat.

Room hire

We have a number of rooms of differing sizes available to hire to local businesses, community groups and statutory organisations.  We can provide refreshments and also meeting equipment such as projectors and flipcharts.  A large number of community groups meet here every week.


We provide transport services for adults with learning disabilities and older people.  This can be through our wheelchair accessible minibuses or from our volunteer drivers.


The John Storer House shop sells a selection of gifts, arts and crafts.  Our goods are locally sourced and we are happy to consider new product ranges from local suppliers.

If you would like to read more about our history please click here.

Friends of JSC

You can become a Friend of John Storer Charnwood for only £7.00 a year!

As a Friend of John Storer Charnwood you’ll qualify for 10% off at our Café giving you discount on all food and drinks purchased from the counter.

Friends can also join our JSC Activities for a suggested donation of £1 per session. Activities include;

Keep Fit, Line Dancing, Art Group, Scrabble, Discussion Groups, Social Drawing and Painting Group, Blind Social Group, Bingo, Bridge and Beginners’ Bridge, Autism Support Group, Garden Club, Handicrafts, Macular Group, Social and Friendship Groups.

Friends of John Storer Charnwood support and encourage the running of the House. We welcome new ideas that will enhance our services.

Please call in to John Storer House or contact Madeline on 01509 631750 for details or to join.

Santa Fun Run

The next Santa Fun Run will take place on the first Sunday in December 2017.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Loughborough and we have organised a team for the past three years.

If you would like to join us for a fun morning this year please click here.

We look forward to seeing you.

Wheelchair Hire

Just a reminder about our handy wheelchair hire service which is available from Reception. We have a set of new wheelchairs courtesy of a grant from the Loughborough South West Forum.

The hire charge is currently £10 per week and we also ask for a returnable deposit of £30. All we need to see is some ID including an address and preferably a photo.

If you are interested in hiring a wheelchair, please do not hesitate to contact us for availability details (please note wheelchairs cannot be reserved).

Either phone 01509 631761 and speak to the reception staff or click here to contact us.

Remember us

Remember us in your Will

Please remember us through a Gift in your Will

John Storer Charnwood is extremely grateful to those individuals who have made, or have expressed an intention to make a gift to us.

Such a gift is among the most valuable contribution a supporter can make, directly benefiting future generations of users of the House. Your gift can reflect your particular interests and passions and can be directed to specific areas of our work such as the allotment or the lunch club.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will or would like further information please contact our Reception and ask to speak to one of the Directors.