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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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Services

Information and advice on Stockport council services provided by the council.

Organisation Address

Ashlea House
28 Manchester Road
Cheadle
Stockport
SK8 2NP

Telephone No

0161 217 6029

Web Address

http://www.mycaremychoice.org.uk/home.aspx

Email

See website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Information and advice on Stockport council services and how to access them.

Organisation Address

Fred Perry House
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3UR

Telephone No

O162 217 6029

Web Address

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/

Email

stockportdirect@stockport.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Social support, outings, Speakers, quizzes, pottery, fishing, gardening.

Organisation Address

Kimberly Day Centre
Kimberly Street
Stockport
SK3 8EB

Telephone No

0161 879 9153

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

paulas.bernard@hotmail.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday 1.30 - 3.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Social support, outings, Speakers, quizzes.

Organisation Address

Torkington Centre
Torkington Road
Hazel Grove
Stockport
SK7 4PY

Telephone No

0161 434 1934

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

jeanjohnson@hotmail.co.uk

Opening Hours

Alt Tuesday 2-4pm

Referral Type

Self

Specialist advisers at various locations and various times to support and advise re smoking cessation.

Organisation Address

Trafford General & other locations
Moorside Road,
Davyhulme
Manchester,
M41 5SL

Telephone No

O3004562400

Web Address

http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/traffordhospitals/

Email

stopsmoking.trafford@nhs.net

Opening Hours

Various times and locations - ring for advice

Referral Type

Self

If you or someone you care about has had a stroke, our service can provide advice and support to help your stroke recovery.
We’ll work with you and people you care about to identify your support needs and plan how these will be met, enabling you to make the best possible recovery.
Who is this service for?
• Stroke survivors of any age
• Carers
• Family members

Organisation Address

Unit 8 Zurich House
Hulley Road
Macclesfield
Cheshire

SK10 2SF

Telephone No

01625 612044

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

macclesfieldstroke@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. If you would like information about stroke or sources of support available after a stroke, please contact our Stroke Helpline on 0303 303 3100.

Organisation Address

N/A
N/A

Telephone No

020 7566 0300 HELPLINE 0303 3033100

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

info@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Monday - Stockport Stroke Moving On Group
Stroke Association Voluntary Group
Alternate Mondays. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Kimberley Street Community Centre,
Shaw Heath SK3 8EB
Peer support, guest speakers,
social activities, outings.
Contact Paul Edgerton: 075944 38094
Monday - Brushstrokes Art Group
Affiliated to the Stroke Association
Term Time only. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Crescent Road, Community Centre,
SK1 2QQ
Creative activities in social atmosphere.
Contact Lucy: 0161 430 6313
or Mary: 0161 432 0997
Tuesday - Stockport Stroke Support Group
Affiliated to the Stroke Association
Alternate Tuesdays. 2 - 4pm
The Torkington Centre, Torkington Road
Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4PY
Speakers, trips, quizzes and games.
Contact Lynda Hounslow: 0161 483 5545
Mondays - NW Stroke Community Choir
Stroke Association Voluntary Group
Mondays. 6 - 7.30pm
Alternates between Stockport and Manchester
Open to stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and
professionals, fun music session
Contact Joyce Booth: 07506 733927

Organisation Address

N/A
SK3 8EB

Telephone No

07506 733927

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

joyce.booth@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various

Referral Type

Self

The service provides practical and emotional information, advice and support to stroke survivors &the families and carers of stroke survivors. This could include information around stroke and its affects, emotional support specifically for the family and carers and signposting/referral to other local services for carers, including local carers centre. All advice and support given to stroke survivors and their families. We offer a social environment where peer support is also present. The service provides low level one-to-one emotional support to stroke survivors and the family/carers, to help them cope with their life after stroke. This support can be over the phone, through visits, through groups or via the volunteer befriending service. There is also a number of information leaflets around the emotional effects of stroke. The service can also refer/signposts to other services which may be of some help, including mental health services, psychological services, where appropriate.

Organisation Address

Great Lever Health Centre
Rupert Street
Bolton
BL3 6PU

Telephone No

01204 895940

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

BoltonIAS@Stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

The service provides support with communication problems following stroke either 1:1 or via group. Provides information & support to the stroke survivors, families and carers of stroke survivors. Work with stroke survivors, and their families and carers, to rebuild their confidence and help them to achieve the best possible level of recovery and independence in language skills.

Organisation Address

Office based only
6th Floor St James House
Salford
M6 5FW

Telephone No

0161 742 7481 or 07717 275712 or

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

joanne.myers@stroke.org.uk or robin.foxon@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

All advice and support given to stroke survivors and their families. We offer a social environment where peer support is also present. The service provides practical and emotional information, advice and support to stroke survivors & the families and carers of stroke survivors. This could include information around stroke and its affects, emotional support specifically for the family and carers and signposting/referral to other local services for carers, including local carers centre

Organisation Address

2nd Floor
Unique Enterprise
Rochdale
OL16 2UP

Telephone No

01706 657269

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

joanne.mundey@stroke.org.uk or chris.bainbridge@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Monday - Stockport Stroke Moving On Group
Stroke Association Voluntary Group
Alternate Mondays. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Kimberley Street Community Centre,
Shaw Heath SK3 8EB
Peer support, guest speakers,
social activities, outings.
Contact Paul Edgerton: 075944 38094
Monday - Brushstrokes Art Group
Affiliated to the Stroke Association
Term Time only. 1.30 - 3.30pm
Crescent Road, Community Centre,
SK1 2QQ
Creative activities in social atmosphere.
Contact Lucy: 0161 430 6313
or Mary: 0161 432 0997
Tuesday - Stockport Stroke Support Group
Affiliated to the Stroke Association
Alternate Tuesdays. 2 - 4pm
The Torkington Centre, Torkington Road
Hazel Grove, Stockport SK7 4PY
Speakers, trips, quizzes and games.
Contact Lynda Hounslow: 0161 483 5545
Mondays - NW Stroke Community Choir
Stroke Association Voluntary Group
Mondays. 6 - 7.30pm
Alternates between Stockport and Manchester
Open to stroke survivors, carers, volunteers and
professionals, fun music session
Contact Joyce Booth: 07506 733927

Organisation Address

Loxley House
Dukinfield
Cheshire
SK16 5AU

Telephone No

0161 366 9746

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

eamonn.green@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9 - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

The service provides support with communication problems following stroke either 1:1 or via group. Provides information & support to the stroke survivors, families and carers of stroke survivors. Practical information and emotional support to stroke survivors and families/carers of people who have had a stroke. They help stroke survivors & families prepare for the changes that inevitably happen because of a stroke, and make sure they are able to cope - both physically and emotionally.

Organisation Address

Pemberton Clinic
Sherwood Drive
WN5 9QX

Telephone No

01942 482133

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

pat.obrien@stroke.org.uk or elaine.pye@stroke.org.uk or Jim.Brown@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

We offer a social environment where peer support is also present - fishing for people following stroke

Organisation Address

Denton Fishery
Saxon Street
Denton

MA34 3DS

Telephone No

0161 3200976

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/tameside-fishing-group

Email

michelleMcCabe@stroke.org.uk or jacqueline.halpin@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

10am - 3pm Every Wednesday

Referral Type

Self

Support for stroke survivors to resume or take up gardening as a hobby, All advice and support given to stroke survivors and their families. We offer a social environment where peer support is also present.

Organisation Address

Loxley House
Dukinfield
Cheshire
SK16 5AU

Telephone No

0161 366 9746

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/finding-support/stockport-stroke-gardening-group

Email

michelleMcCabe@stroke.org.uk or jacqueline.halpin@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

1.30pm - 3.30pm Every Monday

Referral Type

Self

The service provides practical and emotional information, advice and support to stroke survivors & the families and carers of stroke survivors. This could include information around stroke and its affects, emotional support and signposting/referral to other local services for carers. We run several peer support groups & activities for stroke survivors and carers. The service provides low level one-to-one emotional support to stroke survivors and the family/carers, to help them cope with their life after stroke. This support can be over the phone, through visits, through groups or via the volunteer befriending service. There is also a number of information leaflets around the emotional effects of stroke. The service can also refer/signposts to other services which may be of some help, including mental health services, psychological services, where appropriate. Also promote and offers volunteer opportunies

Organisation Address

Dewsnap Lane Clinic
Hyde
Cheshire
SK16 5AW

Telephone No

0161 330 4006 or 0161 366 9746

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

michelleMcCabe@stroke.org.uk or jacqueline.halpin@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

The service provides practical and emotional information, advice and support to stroke survivors & the families and carers of stroke survivors. This could include information around stroke and its affects, emotional support specifically for the family and carers and signposting/referral to other local services for carers, including local carers centre. All advice and support given to stroke survivors and their families. We offer a social environment where peer support is also present. The service provides low level one-to-one emotional support to stroke survivors and the family/carers, to help them cope with their life after stroke. This support can be over the phone, through visits, through groups or via the volunteer befriending service. There is also a number of information leaflets around the emotional effects of stroke. The service can also refer/signposts to other services which may be of some help, including mental health services, psychological services, where appropriate.

Organisation Address

5th Floor Sales Point
126-150 Washway Rd
Sale
M33 6AG

Telephone No

0161 962 5854

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

Jacqueline.Gofton@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Opportunity to meet others, peer support & group activities. All advice and support given to stroke survivors and their families.

Organisation Address

6th Floor, ICC Building
20 Fountain Street
Oldham

OL1 1NL

Telephone No

0161 621 3584

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

pat.furlong@stroke.org.uk

Referral Type

Self

Practical information and emotional support to the families and carers of people who have had a stroke. They help families prepare for the changes that inevitably happen because of a stroke, and make sure they are able to cope - both physically and emotionally. The service offers support & advice around healthy living and stroke prevention.

Organisation Address

Clinical Sciences Building Room A205
Salford Royal Hospital
Salford
M6 8HD

Telephone No

0161 206 4028

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

dawn.dwyer@stroke.org.uk or chantelle.brady@stroke.org.uk or Pamela.johnson@stroke.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Social Support group, activities, quizzes, bingo, art.

Organisation Address

St Georges Resource Centre
Cromwell Road
Salford
M6 6SB

Telephone No

0161 789 3811

Web Address

https://www.stroke.org.uk/

Email

colin.barlow@ntlworld.com

Opening Hours

1st Tuesday of Month 7.30 - 10pm

Referral Type

Self

Sitting service, Respite care- companion - cleaning - gardening - handyperson. Book at bedtime - meals

Organisation Address

75 Kingsway
Rochdale
OL16 5HN

Telephone No

01706345156

Web Address

http://sunshinecare.co.uk/

Email

chris@sunshinecarecoop.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

The group runs a counselling group and our aim is to provide a safe environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings thereby supporting each other.

Organisation Address

The Bolton Hub
Bold Street
Bolton
BL1 1LS

Telephone No

01204 546100

Web Address

http://uk-sobs.org.uk/support-group/bolton/

Email

enquire@beaconcounselling.org

Referral Type

Other

Offer supported activities.

Organisation Address

Medlock Centre
Gardenfold Way
Droylsden
M43 7XU

Telephone No

0161 370 3070

Web Address

http://www.activetameside.com/

Email

activetameside.com

Opening Hours

6.30am -10pm Mon-Fr 8.30am - 6pm Sat/sun

Referral Type

Self

Provides a range of services to support and enhance the lives of unpaid carers in Tameside

Organisation Address

The Carers Centre
50 Warrington Street
Ashton Under Lyne
OL6 7JX

Telephone No

0161 342 3344

Web Address

http://www.tameside.gov.uk/carers/centre

Email

carerscentre@tameside.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Drop in Mon - Fri 10am - 3pm

Referral Type

Self

To Provide a service which enables visually impaired people to develop as individuals and feel valued in the community.

Organisation Address

3-4 Wellington Parade
Dukinfirld
Cheshire
SK16 4LE

Telephone No

0161 330 7778

Web Address

http://www.tamesidesight.org.uk/

Email

office@tamesidesight.org.uk

Opening Hours

9.30am till 5.00 Monday to Friday

Referral Type

Self

This social group run by the Teenage Cancer Trust goes out for meals, bowling, crazy golf and other activities, funded by the Trust. It is an ideal place to meet others who have had treatment. People are encouraged to bring a friend to the first two or three meetings until they get to know people.
Date / time: Every month (usually the last Thursday).
Who for: For any young person aged 16 – 25 who has had a cancer diagnosis.

Organisation Address

Various locations around Manchester
Various

Telephone No

Lorraine Wright, 0161 446 8085 or 07884313171

Web Address

https://www.teenagecancertrust.org/

Email

lorraine.wright@christie.nhs.uk

Referral Type

Self

At Back Up we know a spinal cord injury can be devastating, but we believe that it shouldn't prevent anyone from getting the most out of life. Driven by the needs of people with spinal cord injury, we are passionate about transforming lives. We deliver services that build confidence and independence and offer a supportive network. Another section we believe is vital for people with a Spinal Cord Injury to be able to reintegrate back into society is being able to use transport. Whether confidence is given through the experience of our mentoring team or our peer support group, or practical skills are put to use in our City Skills courses and Wheelchair Skills training – transport usage after an injury is a key element of some of our services. Our courses services provide a range of exercise and leisure – whether through arts, crafts and horticulture, ski karting, our multi activity courses and a further variety of choices – exercise and leisure is a forefront of our courses services. Through challenge and fun we open up possibilities to develop, achieve and get the most out of life for our participants. Our whole organisation is built on the commitment and experience of our excellent peers and volunteers. One of our courses - Back Up to work - also focuses solely on employment after an SCI. This course is not about finding a job exclusively, but is about equipping participants with the knowledge and confidence needed to work towards employment goals. We offer tailored one-to-one support post-course based participants goals and aspirations.

Organisation Address

The Back-Up Trust
Jessica House
Red Lion Square
191 Wandsworth High Street

SW18 4LS

Telephone No

020 8875 1805

Web Address

http://www.backuptrust.org.uk/home

Email

admin@backuptrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. We fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life.
• We fund pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure
• We raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours, to reduce diagnosis times and make a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families
• We provide support and information for anyone affected to improve quality of life

Organisation Address

Post Graduate Centre
North Manchester General Hospital
Delaunays Road
Crumpsall
Manchester
M8 5RN

Telephone No

0808 800 0004

Web Address

https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-support/support-your-local-area/manchester-living-and-beyond-cancer/

Email

support@thebraintumourcharity.org

Opening Hours

Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00

Referral Type

Self