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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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BEATS is an exercise referral scheme for people with a recurring illness or medical condition who would benefit from a personal exercise programme. It is a Partnership between NHS Bury and Bury Leisure. Doctors, practice nurses and specialist health professionals within Bury, refer suitable patients to join the BEATS programme. It is a 12 month programme with a close supervision period for the first 12 weeks. Patients referred to BEATS get advice & support on how to improve general health and well being through physical activity.

Organisation Address

Castle Leisure Centre
Bolton street
Bury
BL9 0EZ

Telephone No

0161 253 6668

Web Address

http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11710

Email

beats@bury.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8.45 - 5

Referral Type

GP

Date / time: 2nd and 4th Friday of each month between 1pm-3pm (please call to ensure the group is running)
Meet at: Macmillan Wellbeing Centre, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, M41 5SN.
Who for: Trafford patients and carers.

Organisation Address

Macmillan Wellbeing Centre, Moorside Road, Davyhulme
M41 5SN

Telephone No

Jo Hogan on 07942966581

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

Beacon Counselling exists to improve the lives of adults, young people, and children who experience mental and emotional distress.

Organisation Address

203 Moss Lane
Bramhall
SK7 1BA

Telephone No

0161 440 0055

Web Address

http://www.beacon-counselling.org.uk/

Email

admin@beaon-counselling.org.uk

Opening Hours

Varied - have to e-mail to confirm

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

Macmillan Information and Support Centre, Thomas Linacre Centre, Parsons Walk
WN1 1RU

Telephone No

01942 774620

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

The Christie at Wigan, Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane
WN1 2NN

Telephone No

01942 822760

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

Wythenshawe Hospital, Southmoor Road
M23 9LT

Telephone No

0161 291 4876 / 4875

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Referral Type

Self

Offers emergency, out of hours telephone advice, home visits and treatment at centres via an appointment system.

Organisation Address

2nd Floor
Moorgate Primary Care Centre
Bury

BL9 0NJ

Telephone No

0161 763 4242

Web Address

http://bardoc.co.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

On Call

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

North Manchester General Hospital, Delaunays Rd, Crumpsall
M8 5RB

Telephone No

0161 604 5244

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Email

macmillan.infocentre@pat.nhs.uk

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

East Cheshire NHS Trust, Victoria Road, Macclesfield
SK10 3BL

Telephone No

01625 663128/9

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Offer assessment and rehabilitation for individuals experiencing hearing defects. This may, or may not, include issue of a hearing aid.

Organisation Address

Pendleton Gateway
1 Broadwalk
Salford
M6 5FX

Telephone No

0161 211 7450

Web Address

http://www.srft.nhs.uk/

Email

audiology@srft.nhs.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

The Royal Oldham Hospital, Rochdale Rd
0L1 2JH

Telephone No

0161 918 7745

Referral Type

Self

Support for people and carers suffering or looking for people and carers suffering or looking after someone with dementia.

Organisation Address

N/A
N/A

Telephone No

0300 222 11 22

Web Address

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various schemes & services

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

Main Out-patients Department, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road
M13 9WL

Telephone No

0161 276 6868

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Email

cancer.information@cmft.nhs.uk

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

Giles House
43 Chorley New Rd
BL1 4QR

Telephone No

01204 669059

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Referral Type

Self

Support for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia - activity groups, befriending, support & information.

Organisation Address

1st Floor Wigan Investment Centre
Waterside Drive
Wigan
WN3 5BA

Telephone No

01942 247 837

Web Address

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Email

r.march@alzheimers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various schemes & services

Referral Type

Self

Organisation Address

Beechwood Cancer Care Centre,
Chelford Grove, Stockport
SK3 8LS

Telephone No

0161 476 0384 / 0161 477 8351

Web Address

https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

Referral Type

Self

We have worked closely with the Stroke Association and the link between stroke and vascular dementia. We have services in all 10 Boroughs of Greater Manchester.
We are there to offer people with a diagnosis of any type of dementia including vascular dementia. We have support services across the 10 Boroughs of Greater Manchester.
These include one to one support, advice and information. We also facilitate very popular 'Singing for the Brain' groups and various peer support groups.

Organisation Address

Lansdowne House
85 Buxton Road
Stockport
SK2 6LR

Telephone No

0161 477 6999

Web Address

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Email

stockport@alzheimers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various activities & support

Referral Type

Self

Brain Tumour Support is a Charity dedicated to supporting any person who has been affected by brain tumour, be that the Patient, Carer, Family or Friend. Each person requires different levels of emotional support and financial guidance so each Client’s contact with Brain Tumour Support depends on their needs and is individual to that person. Brain Tumour Support also have a Facebook Member’s Forum where people are able to access peer support.

Organisation Address

29a High Street
Thornbury
BS35 2AR

Telephone No

01454 422 701

Web Address

http://www.braintumoursupport.co.uk/

Email

support@braintumoursupport.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Answer machine after hours.

Referral Type

Self

BASIC offer the following services:
- Education, information, emotional support, relationship counselling, stress management, support group
- Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement De-sensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Café facility, singing for fun, photography group, self help support groups
- Brain Injury Vocational Rehabilitation service, volunteering, Computersied Cognitive Training, Memory and cognitive training workshops
- Information, education and advice on diet and nutrition, power assisted exercise
- Aromatherapy massage, reflexology, acupuncture
- Power assisted exercise facility, virtual rehabilitation facilities (Accelerated Interactive Recovery)
- Debt management, legal advice, advocacy and support with employers, early intervention to prevent job loss
- Accessible exercise, education, information and advice, peer support

Organisation Address

554 Eccles New Road
Salford
M5 5AP

Telephone No

0161 707 6441

Web Address

http://www.basiccharity.org.uk/

Email

enquiries@basiccharity.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:30am - 5:30pm. Friday 9:30am-4:30pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Support for people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia - activity groups, befriending, support & information.

Organisation Address

Unit 15 Enterprise House
Lloyd Street
Manchester
M15 6SE

Telephone No

0161 3420797

Web Address

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Email

hayley.misell@alzheimers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for details of various schemes & information

Referral Type

Self

Dementia adviser support for people affected by Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Memory wellbeing cafe's in Middleton, Heywood and Rochdale. Side-by-Side companionship service.

Organisation Address

Watergrove Memory Assessment Service
Birch Hill Hospital
Birch Road
Wardle
Rochdale
OL12 9QB

Telephone No

01706 379034

Web Address

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/

Email

stockport@alzheimers.org.uk

Opening Hours

Please contact for times of various groups and dementia adviser support

Referral Type

Self, GP, Other

Age UK Stockport
A local independent charity that provides a wide range of information advice and support to enable people to live well and to make informed choices about their lives.
The following highlights just some of the services we offer. It is not an exhaustive list, and you do not have to know exactly what you need as we will work with you to find the best way forward on any issue. Charges may apply to some services.
Daily Living: shopping, cleaning, laundry etc.
Home: minor repairs, smoke alarms, home safety checks
Personal Support: emotional and / or social support, befriending, support for activities or other purposes
Safety: keeping yourself safe in the home and out; support and advice and information for personal and environmental factors
Social: range of Day services in safe and comfortable settings and / or great range of activities in the community
Carers Support: breaks, respite, support, emergency cover
Information Legal and Financial Issues: financial, benefit advice, power of attorney, care home, general information
Computers: computer or other technology support
Getting Out: transport options, Blue Badge, taxi vouchers

Organisation Address

Unit 34 Great Underbank (near the Post Office)
Merseyway Shopping Centre
Stockport
SK1 1PD

Telephone No

0161 477 1213

Fax No

0161 480 0561

Web Address

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/stockport/

Email

info@ageukstockport.org.uk

Opening Hours

Age UK Stockport Public Office is open for telephone or callers 9.30am to 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. Age UK Stockport can also be reached by phone 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Friday on 0161 480 1211

Referral Type

Self

One of the Encephalitis Society's objectives is to support adults and children affected by encephalitis, their families and carers by providing advice and information. The Encephalitis Society do this in a few different ways:
• Support Line via a manned telephone line, email and Skype
• Face to face support at our offices
Services offered by the Encephalitis Society:
• Connection Scheme which is a contact scheme for members enabling them to get in touch with each other and share experiences
• Meetings and events where people can learn about the illness, its consequences, get together to share their experiences and have fun such as Family Weekend, Retreat weekend, Annual Members Meeting (AMM) VIP events and gatherings
• Team Encephalitis Volunteer Scheme which is a network of local volunteers within the UK

Organisation Address

32 Castlegate
Malton
North Yorkshire
YO17 7DT

Telephone No

01653692583

Web Address

http://www.encephalitis.info/

Email

comms@encephalitis.info

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

To promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and provide information, support and services to survivors, their families and carers.

Organisation Address

St Sebastian’s Community Centre
Douglas Green
Salford
M6 6ES

Telephone No

0794 707 5442

Web Address

https://www.headway.org.uk/

Email

sue.kennaway@headway.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 3pm

Referral Type

Self

To access services, please contact the MSA Trust on the phone number above
The most local support groups are located in Bolton and Knutsford and the groups are open to anyone in the surrounding areas.
Support groups last for 2 hours and aim to link people with MSA and their carers, relatives, friends and interested health and social care professionals. It offers a forum for discussion, support and information and to raise awareness locally about MSA and problems associated with the condition.
The groups often have speakers (physio, speech and language therapist etc) who do a presentation to help people with symptoms. After this people get an opportunity to speak to the MSA Nurse Specialist and other members of the group to speak about any issues personally affecting them and any services they have found helpful.
The MSA Nurse for this area is Katie Rigg and she also offers a phone and email helpline phone: 01434 381932 or email: Katie.rigg@msatrust.org.uk

Organisation Address

51 St Olav’s Court
Lower Road
London
SE16 2XB

Telephone No

0333 323 4591 or 01434 381932

Web Address

http://www.msatrust.org.uk/

Email

support@msatrust.org.uk or katie.rigg@msatrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Local adviser service: Free phone confidential help line 0808 800 0303. You can then refer to the local adviser or other peer support.

Organisation Address

Parkinson’s UK
215 Vauxhall Bridge road
London
SW1V 1EJ

Telephone No

0344 225 3652

Web Address

http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/

Email

smnorthwest@parkinsons.org.uk

Opening Hours

N/a

Referral Type

Other

Age UK Manchester serves the whole of the City of Manchester. Age UK Manchester works with older people across the city giving information and advice, volunteering, care service at home to ensure there are no concerns. Provides Home Care, Day Care and Aging Well Services

Organisation Address

Canada House
3 Chepstow Street
Manchester

M1 5FW

Telephone No

0161 833 3944

Web Address

http://www.ageuk.org.uk/manchester/

Email

Contact via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 10am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self