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Welcome to The Makery

A safe, supportive and empowering home from home for the local community.


Our Charity.
Our Community.

The Guardians Grow Charity started its roots as a community group, evolving and reaching charity status in November 2020, in the heart of the Covid 19 Global Pandemic.

Our Vision
Social justice, where poverty has been overcome. Equality for all. Living in dignity and security in their communities.

Our Mission
Serving our communities by providing services and projects that empower individuals and communities to thrive and reach their full potential.


Our Partnerships

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Click here for more info on ROSA

We are proud to work in partnership with ROSA to support and empower those who are victims of sexual abuse. Rosa provides weekly drop in sessions every Thursday between 12pm and 2pm

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Click here for Orbit Housing

We work closely with Orbit Housing association to offer a FREE support service to help maintain wellbeing. We hold regular sessions within The Makery. See our "Whats on?" page for more info.

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Click here for more info on IAPT and Talking Therapies

We are huge advocates for NHS Talking Therapies and we are building connections to offer open days in conjuction with NHS Talking Therapies in order to break the stigma of having mental health worries. So watch this space!


Onsite, We offer: 

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The Makery Cafe 

The Makery offers a selection of regular, vegetarian and vegan dishes that cater to everyone's needs, from savoury to sweet; from a quick bite to a hearty dish of the day.

(All food is subject to availability)


Buy a book, read a book, swap a book 

With our Makery library, we encourage you to sit with us in our cosy reading area and settle in with a lovely drink and a bite to eat in our warm hub. You are more than welcome to buy any of our books for a donation to our Guardians Grow charity. If you have read your book and it's still in great condition, why not come and give it a swap over and enjoy something new (we have lots to choose from!) 

We are always looking for book donations. If you have any books to donate, please bring them down to us at The Makery, Abbeygate Shopping Centre, Newdigate Street, Nuneaton. 

Arts/Crafts Studio

As you venture through The Makery, you will stumble upon our activity room in which we hold a number of crafting activities (as well as other things) So if you fancy getting your creative head on, feel free to pop in and join in. We are always wracking our brains for more sessions, so if you have any ideas for sessions we could hold, please pop in and chat to our friendly volunteers! All you need is your imagination and we can go from there. 


The Wishing Tree

This is our wishing tree, up all year round. Here we have our 'Pay it Forward' vouchers, where you can gift another person a drink or some food if they are unable to buy it themselves - so they can enjoy it in our lovely warm hub. 


The Creation Station

Come in and get your creative head on with our range of supplies. Practice your mindfulness with some colouring or create something new. Whatever comes to mind, give it a go or ask one of our lovely volunteers for some ideas. You can even pop your creation up for everyone to enjoy. 

What We Offer:

From crafts to work experience, we can help.

Check out our timetable!

How you can get involved

Call 07518851184 

Autumn/Winter: Tues-Sat 9.30am-4pm

Spring/Summer: Tues-Sat 9:30-5pm

For more information

Or Email get involved


Abbeygate Shopping Centre

Newdegate Street




Opened on July 1st 2022, our first year has been funded by The National Lottery Community Fund. 

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