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The Voluntary Services Directory provides information about services available in the Greater Manchester Area. These services are generally provided by the voluntary sector or local authorities and augment, complement or follow on from care provided by the NHS. Availability of services may vary in different areas and some services may be applicable to certain conditions or be relevant for all.

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All information support and advice given concerning all issues around carers and their families.

Organisation Address

1st Philips Place
off Chapel Street
Salford
M3 6FA

Telephone No

0161 833 0217

Web Address

https://carers.org/partner/salford-carers-centre

Email

carers.centre@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Offers specialist drug and alcohol advice, support and treatment to adults aged over 18 who are experiencing problems with or want to decrease or stop their drug and alcohol use.

Organisation Address

1 King Street
Eccles
Manchester
M30 0AE

Telephone No

0161 787 7343

Web Address

http://www.salford.gov.uk/

Email

health.improvement@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Various - Ring for Appointment

Referral Type

Self

Offer free, confidential advice and support for people who want to give up smoking. There are a variety of ways to access the service including drop in clinics, one-to-one appointments, group sessions and, where necessary, home visits.

Organisation Address

3rd Floor, St James' House
Pendleton Way
Salford
M6 5FW

Telephone No

0161 212 4050

Web Address

https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Email

health.improvement@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Various - check website

Referral Type

Self, Other

Largest range of adapted cycles in the region which are available for use by disabled people of all ages. It is a safe area for groups and individuals to enjoy cycling and fully trained staff are on hand to provide instruction if necessary on how to use the bikes and free taster sessions can be arranged.

Organisation Address

Cleavley Track,
Blantyre St
Worsley Road

M30 8HY

Telephone No

01925 234213

Web Address

http://cycling.org.uk/

Email

wheelsforallsalford@gmail.co

Opening Hours

Wed 10-6, Fri 10-3 and Saturday 10 – 1.

Referral Type

Self

Samaritans took its first call over 40 years ago . The service is needed as much today as it was all those years ago, as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year.

Organisation Address

Heaton Moor Centre
Thornfield Road
Stockport

SK4 3LD

Telephone No

0161 432 1221

Web Address

http://www.samaritans.org/

Email

jo@samaritans.org

Opening Hours

Available 24hrs via phone

Referral Type

Self

Samaritans took its first call over 40 years ago . The service is needed as much today as it was all those years ago, as a listening ear for our local community, with ordinary people supporting those struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year.

Organisation Address

16 Bark Street
Bolton
BL1 2BQ

Telephone No

01204 521200

Web Address

http://www.samaritans.org/

Email

jo@samaritans.org

Opening Hours

Available 24hrs via phone

Referral Type

Self

Offering one to one counselling for women and men aged 16 or over who were sexually abused as children or teenagers. Limited counselling is also available to non-abused family members, partners or close friends.

Organisation Address

The Bolton Hub,
Bold Street,
Bolton

BL1 1LS

Telephone No

01204 546100 (24hr answer service) or 01204 546098 or 07951 457176

Web Address

http://www.beaconcounselling.org/specialist-counselling-projects

Email

enquire@beaconcounselling.org

Opening Hours

The group meets fortnightly. Mondays between 7.00pm and 8.30pm

Referral Type

Other

Scope is a charity that exists to make this country a place where disabled people have the same opportunities as everyone else. Until then, we’ll be here. We provide free, independent and impartial information and support on the issues that matter to disabled people and their families.
We’re here to support you from the moment you discover your child is disabled. We raise awareness of the issues that matter. And with your support, we'll keep driving change across society until this country is great for everyone. Our services support disabled people, families and professionals in England and Wales.
Helpline Service- our helpline provides free, independent and impartial advice and support on issues that matter to disabled people and their families. Our information officers can answer questions and talk you through a wide range of topics connected with disability, including: benefits finance social care work equipment and assistive technology housing and home adaptations.
We can also put you in touch with local providers of information and support and other Scope services in your area. For more information, please visit our online directory to search for local services near you. You will also find additional information resources and links to service providers on our website http://www.scope.org.uk. Other services we provide include:
Navigate Service- provides support at the start of your journey as a parent of a disabled child. It's a six-week programme that aims to put you in touch with a personal advisor, helping you to talk about your feelings and concerns. Call 0808 801 0510. For more information, please visit https://www.scope.org.uk/family-services/navigate/.
Support to Work- an online and telephone support programme for disabled people in England and Wales who are applying for jobs. Call 0300 222 5742. More information about our Support to Work Service is available on https://www.scope.org.uk/employment-services/support-to-work/.
Online Community Forum- online disability forum that is a vibrant and supportive space for disabled people, parents and carers to get disability advice and information, and talk to people with similar experiences. Our forum includes a wide range of support including support groups, discussions and talking to a community advisor.
For more information about our online community, please visit: https://community.scope.org.uk/

Organisation Address

Landmark
26 Whitehall Road
LS12 1BE

Telephone No

0800 800 3333

Web Address

https://www.scope.org.uk/

Email

helpline@scope.org.uk

Opening Hours

Available Monday to Saturday between 8.00am-8.00pm & Sunday 10.00am to 6.00pm including most bank holidays

Referral Type

Self, Other, GP

Scope now offer disabled people across England and Wales an energy advice service. Scope’s Disability Energy Support service provides free energy advice to any household where a disabled person lives across England and Wales.
Our expert energy advisers can offer support with:
• Energy debt
• Switching tariffs or supplier
• Changing your meter
• Green energy
• Becoming more energy efficient
• Accessing energy benefits, grant and trusts
• Contact or complaining to your supplier
• Understanding your bills
• Understanding how to use your heating systems
• Free pre-payment fuel vouchers (conditions apply)

Organisation Address

Here East Press Centre
14 East Bay Lane
London
E15 2GW

Telephone No

Freephone: 0808 801 0828

Web Address

https://www.scope.org.uk/disability-energy-support/

Email

disability.energysupport@scope.org.uk

Opening Hours

Appointments available Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm (excluding bank holidays) see website

Referral Type

Self, Other

Inclusive accessible pool and gym sessions.

Organisation Address

Stanley Road
Cheadle Hulme
Stockport
SK8 6RQ

Telephone No

0161 610 0104

Web Address

http://www.seashelltrust.org.uk/

Email

info@seashelltrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am- 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Our free self-care classes. Set in a fun and friendly atmosphere we will be covering topics such as Mindfulness/managing stress, Dental hygiene, CPR and defibrillation, Inhaler techniques, Healthy lifestyles, Local pharmacy, Expert Patient Programme, Child health, First aid.

Organisation Address

Various
NA

Telephone No

0161 426 5895

Web Address

http://www.stockportccg.nhs.uk/

Email

stockportccg.communications@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Contact for various schemes & support

Referral Type

Self

Self Help is a user-led mental health charity based in the North West of England. We believe in people having a choice in mental health care. We offer a wide range of support, services and opportunities for people living with mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias and panic attacks.

Organisation Address

Oakland House
76 Talbot Road
Old Trafford

M16 0PQ

Telephone No

0161 226 3871

Web Address

https://www.selfhelpservices.org.uk/

Email

pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk for Manchester, Salford, Trafford & Rochdale or stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk for Stockport

Opening Hours

9am - 5.30pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Previously known as Westhoughton Visiting Service, the group befriends older people including a sitting service for older people with special needs such as dementia. We also offer support for carers and two luncheon clubs.

Organisation Address

Community Learning Centre
Jones Street
Central Drive
Westhoughton
Bolton
BL5 3DS

Telephone No

01942 799374

Web Address

http://www.seniorsol.org.uk/index.html

Email

info@horwichvisitingservice.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

We are a community group that help raise awareness of health conditions for the over 50's in the Hindu community. We encourage local people to meet regularly and discuss topical issues, seek advice, especially lone male/female/widows or those whose English is a second language.

Organisation Address

Slaterfield Community Centre
Carrington Drive
Bolton
BL3 6YB

Telephone No

01204 392404

Email

rmistry5@sky.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

A support group for carers of adults with learning disabilities, providing social, emotional and regular breaks from caring.

Organisation Address

N/A
N/A

Telephone No

01204 522303

Email

shah_ansarf@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Support information and advice around returning to work with a disability.

Organisation Address

Exchange Street
Bolton
BL1 1RS

Telephone No

01204 537999

Web Address

https://www.shaw-trust.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Various times - ring for opening times and appointments

Referral Type

Self

Advice and info regarding mobility.

Organisation Address

Spinning Gate Shopping Centre
Leigh

WN7 4PG

Telephone No

01942 777985

Web Address

http://www.wiganboroughshopmobility.org.uk/

Email

Eamil voa website

Opening Hours

Monday 10am -2.45pm/ Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 3.45pm

Referral Type

Self

Advice and info regarding mobility

Organisation Address

Mes terrace Car Park
Wigan
WN1 1QB

Telephone No

01942 776070

Web Address

http://www.wiganboroughshopmobility.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 10am -3.45pm

Referral Type

Self

Hire of manual wheelchairs powered wheelchairs and scooters.

Organisation Address

Trafford Centre
1 Peel Avenue
Manchester
M17 8BN

Telephone No

0161 747 2684

Web Address

http://nfsuk.org/nfsuk-members-area/

Email

shopmobilty@bhta.com

Opening Hours

7 days a week

Referral Type

Self

Advice and support for carers, Information and advice to carers of all ages who live in Stockport.

Organisation Address

The Heaton's Centre
Thornfield Road, Heaton Moor
SK4 3LD

Telephone No

0161 442 0442

Web Address

http://www.signpostforcarers.org.uk/

Email

info@signpostforcarers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

We offer an opportunity to talk through feelings in a confidential, peaceful and sensitive environment. counselling sessions are free and available to everyone above the age of 16.

Organisation Address

Victoria Hall
Knowsley Street
Bolton

BL1 2AS

Telephone No

01204 387363

Web Address

http://www.simeoncentre.org.uk/

Email

counselling@simeoncentre.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

The group provides support to pre-school children with additional needs within local pre-school settings. Volunteers support 1 to 2 sessions per week.

Organisation Address

Room G28
Castle Hill Centre
Castleton Street
Bolton
BL2 2JW

Telephone No

01204 338211

Web Address

http://www.specialneedsunderfivessupport.com/

Email

lynn@specialneedsu5.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other

This social group is run by Teenage Cancer Trust and events include meals out, residential breaks and day trips, funded by the Trust.
Date / time: Every three months.
Who for: For any young person aged 16-25 who is over two years out of treatment for cancer.

Organisation Address

Various locations
Various

Telephone No

Lorraine Wright, 0161 446 8085 or 07884313171

Email

Lorraine.wright@christie.nhs.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

A group of carers from the black and ethnic minority communities offer a chance to discuss and share experiences with others in similar situations. there are activities and regular trips available.
Contact Asif Nayila at Asian Elders Resource Centre for more information.

Organisation Address

61 Northfield Street
Bolton
BL3 5JH

Telephone No

01204 651123

Web Address

http://www.aercbolton.co.uk/page/737-welcome.aspx

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Advice,Support and information for people with communication difficulties.

Organisation Address

1 Market Chambers
Ramsbottom
Bury
BL0 9AJ

Telephone No

01706 825802

Web Address

http://www.buryspeakeasy.org.uk/

Email

info@buryspeakeasy.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Tuesday - Wednesday - ring for appointment (Office is staffed on these days)

Referral Type

Self

Support for people with communication difficulties.

Organisation Address

Lever Chambers
Ashburner Street
Bolton
B03 6RN

Telephone No

01204 463210

Web Address

http://www.boltonft.nhs.uk/

Email

See website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

A service to help improve people with Speech difficulties.

Organisation Address

Stepping Hill Hospital
Hazel grove
Stockport
SK2 7JE

Telephone No

0161 419 5897

Web Address

http://www.stockport.nhs.uk/

Email

NA

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

We provide a safe environment for children from 0-5 years and their carers for play activities and mutual support.

Organisation Address

St Catherines Church
Highfield Road
Farnworth
Bolton

BL4 0NW

Telephone No

01204 700410

Web Address

https://www.boltoncvs.org.uk/contacts/view/37143

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

The group provides friendship, support and stability in a therapeutic and caring environment for people suffering from mental health problems.

Organisation Address

St Andrew and St George United Reform Church
St Georges Road
Bolton
BL1 2BS

Telephone No

01204 397889

Web Address

http://www.boltonathome.org.uk/news/st-georges-day-centre-2290/

Email

stgeorgesdc@btinternet.com

Opening Hours

General counselling service available Mondays between 9.00am - 4.00pm, referral is required by a GP or health professional

Referral Type

GP

We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation set up to provide advocacy support for adults over 16 with learning difficulties / disabilities who live within the Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council area.

Organisation Address

23 High Street
Stockport
Manchester
SK1 1EG

Telephone No

0161 480 8979

Web Address

http://www.stockportadvocacy.org.uk/

Email

info@stockportadvocacy.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self