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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 advice and support for people over 55. Volunteer opportunities

Organisation Address

10 Church lane
Oldham
OL1 3AN

Telephone No

0161 665 8283

Web Address

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

Email

info@ageukoldham.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Age UK Bury is a locally run charity that aims to promote independence and a better quality of life for all older people in the borough of Bury. Please visit our website for further information.

Organisation Address

The Jubilee Centre
Mosley Avenue
Bury
BL9 6PQ

Telephone No

0161 763 9030

Web Address

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

Email

admin@ageukbury.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various times ring for an appointment and opening times,

Referral Type

Self

Age UK Bolton is a registered charity that offers a range of services and activities for people aged 50 and over to support them to live safe, independent and fulfilled lives. The services we offer include: Information & Advice; Legal Advice and will-making service; Befriending and afternoon teas; Lunch and Leisure clubs; Physical activity classes; Creative and Leisure classes; Home from Hospital Service; Enhanced Day Care; Enhanced Respite Care; Falls Prevention and wheelchair hire.

Organisation Address

The Square
53-55 Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RZ

Telephone No

01204 382411

Web Address

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

Email

enquiries@ageukbolton.org.uk

Opening Hours

9.30am - 4.30pm, 10am - 3pm for information and advice enquiries

Referral Type

Self

Age UK Wigan Borough provides a wide range of services for people over the age of 60. These include:
• Advocacy - Supporting people by providing as much information as possible to allow them to make more informed choices and decisions.
• Ambition for Ageing - Creating more age friendly places and empowering people to live fulfilling lives as they age
• Bright Days Programme - Offering a wide range of activities to encourage you to feel good and have fun.
• Call in Time - Telephone befriending.
• Handyperson Service - Helping you maintain independence and improve safety and security in the home.
• Home Help - Domestic cleaning service.
• Housing with Care Options - Helping you and your family prepare and plan for your housing and care needs including support for going into a care home.
• Information & Advice – Support to claim benefits available to people aged 50 and over, their relatives, friends and carers in the Borough of Wigan.

Organisation Address

Pennyhurst Mill,
Haig Street
Wigan

WN3 4AZ

Telephone No

01942 241972

Web Address

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

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5.00pm - Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Provides a range of services for people aged 50+ including: Information and Advice, Dementia Support, 131 Club, Community Support, Falls Prevention Programme and a range of classes. For more information, please visit our website or give us a call.

Organisation Address

131 Catherine Street
Ashton under Lyne
Lancashire
OL6 7AW

Telephone No

0161 308 5000

Web Address

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

Email

info@ageuktameside.com

Opening Hours

Contact for times of various activities & support

Referral Type

Self

Support and advice for people over 50.

Organisation Address

Russell Morley House
8-16 Lower Hillgate
Stockport
SK1 1JE

Telephone No

0161 477 1213

Web Address

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

Email

info@ageukstockport.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Provide a wide range of services for older people in Salford and the surrounding area eg. cleaning, shopping, dementia support, social groups, information & advice

Organisation Address

108 Church Street
Eccles
Manchester

M30 0LH

Telephone No

0161 788 7300

Web Address

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

Email

admin@ageuk.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

Disability services have specially trained staff who can support individuals and carers by providing specialist assessments. This service aims to maintain people in their homes and help them remain as self-reliant as possible. If you have a disability, the Equipment and Adaptations team can offer an assessment to identify equipment or adaptations which make it easier for you to continue living independently in your own home. If you are assessed as requiring a piece of equipment then they will deliver and install the equipment in your home. They also make recommendations for major alterations to your home and planning for them. All the help offered is based on individual needs, and the service is available to people of all ages.

Organisation Address

Disability Services Team
Seedfield Resource Centre
Bury
BL9 6NY

Telephone No

0161 253 6858

Web Address

http://www.bury.gov.uk/

Email

adultcareservices@bury.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Programme of physical activity designed to improve the health and quality of life of Stroke and TIA survivors. Provides programmes to support you in becoming more physically active to improve your health and quality of life. The Team also provide targeted physical activity and health programmes that could be just what you need to get active. Adults should aim to do 30 minutes of moderate activity at least five times a week and children should aim do one hour per day. If you are new to exercise, have been inactive for some time or have a medical condition please contact the team and we will help you find suitable activities.

Organisation Address

Active Living Office
1st Floor Robin Park Indoor Sports Centre
Loire Drive
Wigan

WN5 0UL

Telephone No

01942 488481

Web Address

http://www.getactivewiganandleigh.co.uk/

Email

activeliving@wlct.org

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 6.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Active Lifestyles is our free-to-join club for anyone who wants to get fit and keep fit: from babies to retired people.
Choose from over 150 fitness and well being sessions a week in venues across Manchester. There's something for everyone and it's just £1 a session!

Organisation Address

Wenlock Way Offices
Executive Block
Wenlock Way
West Gorton
Manchester
M12 5DR

Telephone No

0161 234 5454

Web Address

http://www.manchester.gov.uk/

Email

activelifestyles@manchester.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for details of various schemes & information

Referral Type

Self

Assessment, advice and training in the use of technology for young people with physical and communication difficulties.

Organisation Address

Hollinwood Business Centre
Albert Street
Oldham
OL8 3QL

Telephone No

Freephone advice line 0800 080 3115

Web Address

http://acecentre.org.uk/

Email

enquiries@acecentre.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various

Referral Type

Self

The access and crisis team acts as the single point of access for all referrals into mental health services including primary care mental health services and older people's mental health services.
The referrals are screened and triaged on a daily basis with members of the multi-disciplinary team including consultant psychiatrists, adult and older people’s mental health practitioners, and primary care mental health workers.
The function of the access and crisis team is to:
Act as a single point of entry which will receive, triage and direct all referrals onto the relevant service
Provide a comprehensive assessment for people on an urgent/priority basis and can provide follow up interventions.

Organisation Address

Ground Floor Irwell Unit
Fairfield Hospital
Rochdale Old Road
BL9 7TD

Telephone No

0300 200 3440

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/your-services/service-directory/bury/mental-health/adults/bury-access-and-crisis-team/

Email

N/A

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm

Referral Type

GP

On line information about council services including healthy living, carers support, help at home, social care
and a directory of services, On line information about council services including keeping fit & healthy.

Organisation Address

Victoria Square
Bolton
BL1 1RU

Telephone No

01204 333333

Web Address

https://www.bolton.gov.uk

Email

Online

Opening Hours

Online

Referral Type

Self

Service offering online cognitive behavioural therapy (beating the blues) to people affected by low mood depression and/or anxiety in the Stockport area.

Organisation Address

Zion Community Resource Centre
(Head Office)
339 Stretford Road
Hulme
M15 4ZY

Telephone No

0161 480 2020 or 0161 226 6775 (Head Office)

Web Address

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

Email

stockportpws@selfhelpservices.org.uk

Opening Hours

Check online for details

Referral Type

Self

Service offering online cognitive behavioral therapy (beating the blues) to people affected by low mood depression and/or anxiety in the Rochdale and Salford area.

Organisation Address

Zion Community Resource Centre
(Head Office)
339 Stretford Road
Hulme
M15 4ZY

Telephone No

0161 226 3871 or 0161 226 6775 (Head Office)

Web Address

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

Email

pws.manchester@selfhelpservices.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for details of various schemes & information

Referral Type

Self