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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

Helping people with acquired brain injuries including stroke to obtain and keep employment.

Organisation Address

1 Champness Hall
Drake Street
Rochdale
OL16 1PB

Telephone No

O1706 525200

Web Address

http://www.waystowork.co.uk/

Email

info@waystowork.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Helps individuals identify what benefits and tax credits they are entitled to, assist with claim forms and argue their case at an appeal if they disagree with a decision. Individuals with debt problems can be helped to draw up financial statements, negotiate with their creditors and represent them in court. The service works in partnership with the Citizens Advice Bureau and can offer appointments at a number of settings including in the home and at local health centres.

Organisation Address

Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
M27 5DA

Telephone No

0161 793 3500

Web Address

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

Email

advice@salford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Ring for an appointment

Referral Type

Self

Telephone advice line for the general public on welfare benefits. Tribunal representation by appointment.

Organisation Address

The One Stop Shop
Town Hall Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU

Telephone No

01204 333820

Web Address

http://www.bolton.gov.uk/home/Pages/default.aspx

Email

welfare.rights@bolton.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri 8.30am till 5.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Accessible cycling for all. Exercise using adapted cycles.

Organisation Address

Leverhulme Park Community Club
Long Lane
Bolton
BL2 6EB

Telephone No

01204 336843

Web Address

http://cycling.org.uk/

Email

jamie.agar@bolton.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Wednesday 6pm – 7pm

Referral Type

Self

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

Debdale Park
Hyde Road
Gorton
Manchester
M18 7LJ

Telephone No

01925 234 213

Web Address

http://cycling.org.uk/

Email

ian.tierney@cycling.org.uk

Opening Hours

Thursday | 10am-12pm | Debdale Park - M18 7LJ Sunday | 10.30am-12.30pm | Debdale Park - M18 7LJ

Referral Type

Self

Supporting volunteer opportunities.

Organisation Address

93 Church Street
Leigh
Wigan
WN7 1AZ

Telephone No

01942 514352

Web Address

http://www.cvswl.org/

Email

info@cvswl.org

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Runs fully accessible minibuses for use by voluntary and community groups in Wigan and surrounding areas.

Organisation Address

Hope Enterprise Centre
Scot Lane
Wigan
WN5 0PN

Telephone No

01942 206010

Web Address

http://www.wiganct.org.uk/

Email

davidjones@wiganct.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Offer a wide range of therapies/ activities and advice. Counselling, form filing, reiki, coffee mornings, young carers holiday lodge.

Organisation Address

7 Frederick Street
Hindley
Wigan
WN2 3BD

Telephone No

01942 705959

Web Address

http://www.wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk/

Email

info@wiganandleighcarerscentre.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

All aspects of learning and volunteering.

Organisation Address

PO Box 53
Parsons Walk
Wigan
WN1 1RS

Telephone No

01942 761551

Web Address

https://www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/

Email

Via website

Opening Hours

Term-time

Referral Type

Self

Advice on all aspects Wigan Independent Advice Centre offers advice and information to the general public including casework in welfare rights, benefits, advice and help with reviews and appeals.

Organisation Address

The Wiend
Wigan

WN1 1PF

Telephone No

01942 324851

Web Address

http://www.adviceuk.org.uk/member/wigan-independent-advice-centre/

Email

eddiewiac@yahoo.co.uk

Opening Hours

Various Times

Referral Type

Self, Other

WE ARE A SMALL LOCAL CHARITY WHOSE AIMS ARE TO HELP THE BLIND AND PARTIALLY SIGHTED PEOPLE IN THE WIGAN AND LEIGH AREA.WE HOLD WEEKLY SOCIAL GROUPS IN BELONG VILLAGE ATHERTON AND INCE COMMUNITY CENTRE INCE WHERE YOU CAN MEET PEOPLE FOR SOCIAL CONTACT/OUTINGS AND MEALS OUT.

Organisation Address

4 Scarisbrick Street
Wigan
WN1 2BS

Telephone No

01942 242891

Web Address

http://wiganleighsocietyfortheblind.btck.co.uk/

Email

wiganleighblind@btinternet.com

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various activities

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

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

Young carers specific - support & advice.

Organisation Address

The Heaton's Centre
Thorrnfield 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