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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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Advice and Information given.

Organisation Address

Wolstenholme House
4 Tenterden Street
Bury
BL9 0EG

Telephone No

0161 763 7014

Web Address

http://www.buryblindsociety.org/

Email

enquiries@buryblindsociety.org

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

All advice and support concerning sports and the accessibility.

Organisation Address

Philips High School
Park Lane
Whitefield
M45 7PH

Telephone No

0161 769 2034

Web Address

http://www.sportforallcentres.co.uk/contact/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Various times ring for an appointment and opening times

Referral Type

Self

All support advice and information to stop smoking.

Organisation Address

69 Church Street
Radcliffe
M26 2SP

Telephone No

0845 223 9001

Web Address

https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/

Email

stopsmoking@burypct.nhs.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

Social club for visually impaired - call to book an appointment to receive information and advice on what the club has to offer. We are a friendly club and charity of about 30 people who enjoy cycling. All of our rear riders, called stokers, have a visual impairment and range from very experienced club cyclists who have lost their sight to younger people who have discovered the joys of cycling through the club.

Organisation Address

NA
BL8 2PF

Telephone No

0161 764 1239

Web Address

http://www.bury-tandem-club.org/

Email

benmcolman@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Sundays. Contact us to find out more about the club and how to join

Referral Type

Self

Bury Volunteer Centre aims to promote volunteering and encourage people to get
involved in local opportunities.

Organisation Address

Unit 23 Bury Business Centre
Kay Street
Bury
BL9 6BU

Telephone No

0161 797 1968

Web Address

http://www.b3sda.org.uk/

Email

Email through website

Opening Hours

See website.

Referral Type

Self

Advice support and information given to young carers and their needs.

Organisation Address

New Kershaw
Centre Deal Street
Bury
BL9 7PZ

Telephone No

0161 253 5144/6902

Web Address

http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=11238

Email

Email from website

Opening Hours

Tuesday - Thursday 9am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

The group provides support and holds meetings for carers and sufferers of ME/CFS. We have a monthly newsletter and Facebook group. We also have benefits and work advice, weekly free yoga and monthly hydrotherapy.

Organisation Address

Longsight Methodist Church
Church Hall
Harwood
Bolton

BL2 3HS

Telephone No

01204 525955

Web Address

http://www.mesupportgroup.co.uk/

Email

caroline@mesupportgroup.co.uk

Opening Hours

The group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month except April, August and December at The Environmental Resource Centre @ 7.30pm

Referral Type

Other

Our aim is to help improve your health and wellbeing of people and communities in Manchester, to help individuals and families live fuller, healthier, happier and longer lives.
Our Health and Wellbeing Advisors will work with you on a one-to-one basis. They will help you identify your own health goals including eating healthier food, exercising, feeling happier, drinking less alcohol and quitting smoking.
If you have long term physical health condition and struggle to exercise then our Physical Activity Referral Service (PARS) might be able to help you increase your levels of activity in a safe and structured environment.
Our Neighbourhood Health Workers are based in your local communities. They are offering training courses and workshops, supporting community groups and organising health events. This will help improve the health and wellbeing community.
If you are working in Manchester, our Knowledge Service can help. We are a library and resource centre for people working in health and social care.
If you work in school, community health or social care setting, and want to improve oral health then our Oral Health Improvement Team can help.

Organisation Address

1st Floor, Fallowfield Library,
Platt Lane,
Manchester,
Greater Manchester
M14 7FB

Telephone No

0161 271 0505

Web Address

https://buzzmanchester.co.uk/

Opening Hours

Contact for details of various schemes & information

Referral Type

Self

The group provides a range of personal and social learning programmes fro young people aged 16-21 years. Offers support and information around issues that affect young people.

Organisation Address

Trinity House
4-6 Breightmet Street
Bolton
BL2 1BR

Telephone No

01204 362002

Web Address

https://www.barnardos.org.uk/

Email

bolton.service@barnardos.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Salford Care on Call supports people who want to remain living in their own home. We're a mobile response service that will help you stay safe and independent and give your family peace of mind.

Organisation Address

Humphrey Booth
Resource Centre 16
6 Worsley Road
Swinton

M27 5WW

Telephone No

0161 607 7133

Web Address

https://www.salford.gov.uk/housing/housing-advice-and-support/help-for-vulnerable-or-older-people/care-on-call-mobile-wardens/

Opening Hours

24 hours service

Referral Type

Self

Care call is a 24 hour telemonitoring service for older or vulnerable people living in Stockport and the surrounding areas, we also provide an emergency response service between the hours of 7am and 10pm.
Our customers want to live independently but with the security and peace of mind that someone will always be on hand if help is needed.
We help and support those people who are
• At increased risk of falling
• At risk of admission/re-admission to hospital
• Returning home from hospital or intermediate care
• In the early stages of dementia
• Anyone needing support and reassurance

Organisation Address

2 Edward street
Stockport

SK13NQ

Telephone No

01612181655

Web Address

https://www.carecall24.co.uk/

Opening Hours

24 hrs a day

Referral Type

Self

Offer advice, information & emotional support to carers. They offer advice on services that can help you; a sitting service and childcare; free training courses etc also social events & activities.

Organisation Address

Newbold Buildings
37-39 Oldham Road
Rochdale
OL16 5QJ

Telephone No

0800 091 0558

Web Address

http://www.rochdale.gov.uk/children-and-childcare/more-services/Pages/the-carers-resource.aspx

Email

thecarersresource@rochdale.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Mon & Weds - 10:00-12:00 Thurs - 13:00-15:00

Referral Type

Self

We offer a full range of services including regular breaks for carers. We provide a carer support worker who will look after the person you care for whilst you have a break.
We provide a minimum of one hour per week. We provide personal care, bathing or showering. We also provide specialist care for children with complex needs through to dementia and end of life care

Organisation Address

Thicketford Centre
Thicketford Road
Bolton
BL2 2LW

Telephone No

01204 365025

Web Address

https://www.boltoncarers.org.uk/

Email

bolton@gmcarerstrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm and Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Crossroads Care Rochdale offers a full range of services including regular breaks for carers of anything upward of one hour per week, personal care and bathing or showering, emergency support and specialist care for children with complex and additional needs. We also offer regular carer breaks through Rochdale Carers Resource so that carers may attend training courses and improvement classes in a variety of subjects and interests.
In Rochdale GPs can now prescribe a break to carers to use the Crossroads service.

Organisation Address

c/o Kashmir Youth Project
Unique Mill Enterprise Centre
Belfield Road
Rochdale
OL16 2UP

Telephone No

01706 525361

Web Address

http://www.gmcarerstrust.org.uk/where-we-work/rochdale/

Email

rochdale@gmcrossroads.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Thurs 9am - 5pm Friday 9 - 4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

Carers Trust in Trafford offers regular breaks for carers from a minimum of two hours per week.
Our services include personal care, bathing or showering, emergency support and specialist care for children with complex and additional needs. We simply take over the role of the carer and care for your loved one whilst you take some time to be yourself and take a well earned break.

Organisation Address

9 Marsland Road
Sale Moor
Trafford
Manchester
M33 3HP

Telephone No

0161 905 1986

Web Address

http://www.gmcarerstrust.org.uk/

Email

trafford@gmcarerstrust.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm, Friday 9–4.30pm

Referral Type

Self

We are a community group meeting at Halliwell UCAN Centre every Monday. This gives an opportunity for members to socialise with other people. We organise trips in the summer and a meal at Christmas for the members. Each Monday our activities include knitting, cross stitch, embroidery and card making.

Organisation Address

Halliwell UCAN Centre
Hatfield Road
Bolton
BL1 3BU

Telephone No

N/A

Web Address

https://www.boltoncvs.org.uk/civicrm/profile/view?reset=1&id=37530&gid=9

Email

indutailor@hotmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

Cheadle Hulme Communicare is a small non-profit-making charity with volunteers working in the local community to help those who are unable to get themselves to their essential appointment. With our help residents of Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, can reliably attend important appointments. We help to get to people to doctor, hospital, dentist, nurse, optician or podiatrist appointment.

Organisation Address

The Library
Mellor Road
Cheadle Hulme
Cheshire
SK8 5AU

Telephone No

0161 485 5353

Web Address

http://www.cheadlehulmecommunicare.org.uk/

Email

NA

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 3.30pm

Referral Type

Self

A pre-school provider for children with special education needs. An early years curriculum is followed with input from health and education. The group run general playgroup sessions.

Organisation Address

Bolton Children's Opportunity Group
Lowndes St Nursery
Lowndes Street
Bolton
LANCS

BL1 4QB

Telephone No

01204 491085/841654/848722/848380

Web Address

http://www.boltoncog.com/

Email

info@boltoncog.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other

The Christchurch Rehabilitation Programme aims to maximise independence and recovery, equipping residents with the skills to return home or to a supported environment, achieving rehabilitation goals that promote re-enablement and enhance quality of life.

Organisation Address

Head Office
Suite 57
Burlington House
Abington
Northampton

NN1 4EU

Telephone No

07539177391

Web Address

https://www.christchurchgroup.co.uk/

Email

rsmith@christchurchgroup.co.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Other

A membership organisation for people over 50. Our members enjoy getting out and about and trying new things. Members also have access to our network of DBS checked local helpers for an extra pair of hands around the home and garden!

Organisation Address

50 Business Centre
Oldham Road
Rochdale
OL16 5RD

Telephone No

0800 112 3440

Web Address

http://hmrcircle.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Call for times of various services & schemes

Referral Type

Self

Advice on all aspects of housing/benefits/work etc.

Organisation Address

Council Offices Tameside MBC
Wellington Road
Ashton Under Lyne
OL6 6DL

Telephone No

0161 331 2156 or 342 5005

Web Address

http://www.tamesidecab.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday - To Friday 9.30 - 12.30 By appointment

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

26-28 Mawdsley Street
Bolton
BL1 1LF

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

http://www.boltoncab.co.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

Fred Perry House
Edward Street
Stockport
SK1 3XE

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

http://www.stockport.gov.uk/services/advicebenefitsgrants/stockportdirect/?view=Standard

Email

districtoffice@stockportcab.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 09.30 - 16.00

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

1-2 Ashcroft
Peter Street
Oldham
OL1 1HP

Telephone No

0300 330 9073

Web Address

http://www.oldhamcab.org.uk/

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday phone only 9am to 5pm subject to availability of advisers. Languages: Gujarati, Punjabi, Urdu

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

Langworthy Cornerstone
451 Liverpool St
Salford
M6 5QQ

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

http://salfordcab.org.uk/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 4.00pm

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

26 Spring Gardens
Buxton
Derbyshire
SK17 6DE

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

https://citizensadvice.citizensadvice.org.uk/highpeakcab.htm

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4pm

Referral Type

Self

The Citizens Advice Service provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice for everyone in the community on their rights and responsibilities.

Organisation Address

6 The Avenue
Leigh
Wigan
WN7 1ES

Telephone No

08448269713

Web Address

http://www.wigancab.org/

Email

Email via website

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am - 1.00pm

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

Albert House,
17 Bloom St,
Manchester,

M1 3HZ

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

http://www.citizensadvicemanchester.org.uk/

Email

manchesterdistrict@cabnet.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various times

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

1 Waterside Plaza
Sale
Trafford
M33 7BS

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

http://www.traffordcab.org.uk/

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 3pm/ Wednesday 10am - 3pm

Referral Type

Self

In order to direct you to your local Citizens Advice first we need to identify where you live. If you are calling from a mobile you will be asked to enter a local landline number, you don't need to own a landline to do this. For ease please enter 0161 866 2000 when prompted. If you are ringing from outside the GM area will be directed to our national service.

Organisation Address

2nd Floor, Wigan Life Centre
Wigan

WN1 1NH

Telephone No

0300 330 1153

Web Address

http://fis.wigan.gov.uk/kb5/wigan/fsd/service.page?id=b8OD76gD9fQ

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am -1.00pm

Referral Type

Self