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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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Trafford Mental Health Advocacy Service (TMHAS) provides advocacy services for people affected by mental health difficulties across Trafford. TMHAS seeks to bring about changes in the lives of anyone, experiencing mental health difficulties, by enabling them to have a direct say in the issues that affect them and have their views and needs heard and acted upon.

Organisation Address

Oakland House
Talbot Road
Old Trafford
M16 0PQ

Telephone No

0161 877 4330

Web Address

http://www.vcatrafford.org/

Email

info@tmhas.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact to find out about various activities & support

Referral Type

Self

Trafford Council website offering information & advice - who to contact.

Organisation Address

Trafford Council
Trafford Town Hall
Talbot Road
Stretford
M32 0TH

Telephone No

0161 912 2000

Web Address

http://www.trafford.gov.uk/residents/residents.aspx

Email

access.trafford@trafford.gov.uk

Opening Hours

Contact to find out about various activities & support

Referral Type

Self

Trafford Community Leisure Trust employs a team of over 500 friendly, fully qualified staff who can ensure that whatever your leisure goal, you can achieve it in an enjoyable way. The Leisure Trust is all about, 'More People More Active More Often' and with the vast array of leisure activities we provide we have something to offer everyone from toddlers through to seniors to achieve this.

Organisation Address

Marsland House
Marsland Road
Sale
M33 3AQ

Telephone No

0161 826 3940

Web Address

http://www.traffordleisure.co.uk/

Email

info@traffordleisure.co.uk

Opening Hours

Contact to find out about the various locations & activities

Referral Type

Self

A centre set up to enable people with impairments to live full enjoyable lives in Trafford. Working with service users, parents and carers.

Organisation Address

Marshall House
2 Part Avenue
Sale
M33 6HE

Telephone No

0161 850 0645

Web Address

http://traffordcil.co.uk/

Email

hello@traffordcil.co.uk

Opening Hours

Contact to find out about various activities & support

Referral Type

Self

All aspects of support and advice regarding unpaid carers in Trafford.

Organisation Address

13 Warwick Road
Old Trafford
Manchester
M16 0QX

Telephone No

0161 848 2400

Web Address

http://www.traffordcarerscentre.org.uk/

Email

info@traffordcarerscentre.org.uk

Opening Hours

Office is open from 9.00am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Helpline hours: The Helpline is open from 9.00am – 8.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.00am – 4.30pm on Friday

Referral Type

Self

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

etherapy.admin@selfhelpservice.org.uk

Opening Hours

Various locations - Stretford/Sale/Urmston/Altrincham

Referral Type

Self

Adaptions/repairs, Advice on accessing local services, Advice on organising your care and support, Benefits advice, Care home finder, Carer support, Day care, Day centre, Dementia support, End of life advice, Events, Falls prevention, Gardening, Handyman,

Organisation Address

209 Station Road
Urmston
Manchester
M41 9JN

Telephone No

0161 746 3940

Web Address

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

Email

admin@ageuktrafford.org.uk

Opening Hours

Covers various services so various times

Referral Type

Self, Other

Think Ahead Stroke is a Wigan based charity dedicated to improving the lives of stroke survivors, their carers and families. The charity delivers a range of one-to-one and group support programmes designed to tackle the various physical and mental effects of stroke from hospital discharge though to rehabilitation.
Think Ahead Stroke also uses its knowledge and experience to work in partnership with local health professionals, the NHS and other services to help improve stroke care and support, and where necessary, fight the corner for local stroke survivors, their carers and families.

Organisation Address

Ashland House
Manchester Road
Ince
Wigan
WN2 2DX

Telephone No

01942 824888

Web Address

http://www.think-ahead.org.uk/

Email

info@think-ahead.org.uk

Opening Hours

Contact for details

Referral Type

Self, Other

Trafford Advice Partnership was a formed as a partnership of advice giving organisations across Trafford.

Organisation Address

1 Waterside Plaza
Sale
Trafford
M33 7BS

Telephone No

07975971894

Web Address

https://www.trafforddirectory.co.uk/kb5/trafford/fsd/service.page?id=4AdhDExPFlU

Email

See website

Opening Hours

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

Referral Type

Self

Help line for older people to combat loneliness The Silver Line is the only free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Organisation Address

Online Service
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Telephone No

0800 470 8090

Web Address

http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Email

info@thesilverline.org.uk

Opening Hours

24 hours a day

Referral Type

Self

Support and social group for stroke survivors.

Organisation Address

WRVS Underhill Centre
Chichester Road
Stockport
SK6 4BL

Telephone No

0161 430 5807

Opening Hours

Meets Mondays 2pm till 4pm Please ring for details

Referral Type

Self

Supporting adults children and friends.

Organisation Address

40 Mayors Road
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA15 9RP

Telephone No

0161 941 7754

Web Address

http://thecfc.org.uk/

Email

appointments@thecfc.org.uk

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 9.00 am to 9.00pm Friday: 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Saturday: 10.00 am to 1 pm

Referral Type

Self, Other

This is a one stop carers centre that offers support, information and advice to all unpaid carers in Bury. We have various groups you can access including Art, Knitting, Reading, Tai Chi, Coffee morning, Allotment, Walking.

Organisation Address

Victoria Buildings
9-13 Silver Street
Bury
BL9 0EU

Telephone No

0161 761 7260

Web Address

https://carers.org/partner/bury-carers-centre

Email

ummrana@burycarers.com

Opening Hours

Mon, Tues & Thurs – 9am-5pm, Weds – 9am-1pm, Fri – 9am-4.30pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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